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Saturday, November 26, 2011
DDW Pic 92. The Chinese Theater
The Chinese Theater
This photo of the entrance to the Chinese Theater is from our April of 2008 trip. It is an amazingly detailed replica of the original theater built in Hollywood in 1928. The Hollywood Studios facade is identical in size to the one found out in California. For over a decade, this building served as the "Cinderella Castle" of the park, as it was the icon (or weenie) that could be seen when looking down Hollywood Boulevard. Since 2001, a giant Sorcerer's Hat has sat directly in front of the Chinese Theater, obstructing its view. Most Disney World purists, including myself, are disappointed that the hat has become a permanent fixture. However, the Great Movie Ride (which is housed inside the theater) has remained nearly identical to what it was on opening day.