Step off the Red Car Trolley like Walt stepped off the train from Kansas City in 1923 and experience Los Angeles as it was then, brimming with shopping, dining, entertainment — and the spirit of optimism and opportunity that Walt found so inspiring.
Welcome to "Hollywood," where dreams come true!
Buena Vista Street is anchored by the lavish Elias & Co., a sprawling shop that evokes the grandeur of classic department stores and offers apparel, souvenirs, collectibles, plush toys and much more. Oswald's Service Station, Los Feliz Five & Dime, Atwater Ink & Paint and Julius Katz & Sons have a great selection of men's and women's clothes.
Trolley Treats is the place for candy lovers of all ages. From chocolate to fudge to hard candy to hand-dipped caramel apples, you'll find that this shop is the perfect stop for every sweet tooth. While there, be sure to check out the window display featuring a model of Rock Candy Mountain, a never-built attraction originally designed in 1957 for Fantasyland at Disneyland Park.
Take some time to check out the ornate interiors and exteriors of the shops along Buena Vista Street. Exploring the remarkable architecture is half the fun for shopping on Buena Vista Street! If you have a sharp eye, you'll pick up numerous details inspired by historic buildings from neighborhoods all across Los Angeles. However, far from reproductions, the buildings on Buena Vista Street are reimagined versions of an ideal Southern California that never was.
Stop in to Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café for a sandwich, bowl of soup or some of your favorite Starbucks beverages. The Carthay Circle Restaurant features outstanding cuisine in an elegant setting. The adjacent Carthay Circle Lounge is a great place to unwind with a smart cocktail. And nothing beats an ice cream cone or sundae on a warm Southern California day at Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream, the place to go for "udderly incredible ice cream!"
Buena Vista Street is bustling with life… and with live entertainment. The Red Car News Boys take over the Red Car Trolley for a musical show that will have you dancing in the streets. Five & Dime roll into Carthay Circle in a vintage automobile and fill the air with the rollicking sounds of classic jazz.
Plus, you never know when you might encounter one of the Citizens of Buena Vista Street. This colorful cast of characters breathes life into the street through clever interactions with you and other Guests, leading to laughs, smiles and lifelong memories!
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Board the Red Car Trolley at either the stop near the Main Entrance or next to Carthay Circle Theatre and watch Buena Vista Street roll by. You can even ride the trolley all the way to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Hollywood Land.
Walt Disney's Legacy
From the statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in the park at Carthay Circle to the subtle winks in names of the shops and restaurants, Buena Vista Street is inspired by the remarkable story of an idealistic young man who left Kansas City for Los Angeles with big dreams — and little money. His ideas, drive and determination would change the world forever. After Walt's dreams culminated in 1937 at the real-life Carthay Circle Theater with the opening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, he used the profits to open up the current location of The Walt Disney Studios, located on Buena Vista Street in Burbank, California.
Attractions and entertainment are subject to weather conditions and change without notice.