November 21, 2013 - Disney Studio Store & Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

When I first arrived back in Southern California, I wanted to go check out the newly refurbished Soda Fountain at Disney's flagship theater - the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA.  The famous Ghiradelli Chocolate company recently agreed to provide the ice cream and other food items for the store.


The store itself is fairly similar to the original, except the way they redesigned the store makes it feel more spacious, which is good because it gets really crowded in there once a movie lets out.



The soda fountain now is on one side to give more space.



The walls have cute designs celebrating Disney, Hollywood and Ghirardelli chocolates...





The store still features many Disney product...





Items for Disney's Frozen were out in full force in celebration of the movie's release...





And, they also still have the celebrity photos, although, tucked away in the hallway in the back where the restrooms are...


Although, it is always nice to see the picture of our National Treasure Betty White!


All in all, I like the new format and layout of the new Disney Studio Store and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop (Whew...that's a mouthful).  I was never really a fan of Dreyers which previously provided the ice cream, so I am happy that Ghirardelli is now doing it.  I had a Pin Trader's Delight sundae while I was there and noticed the difference in quality right away.  It's definitely a must see for any Disney fan!

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