Sid Cahuengas One Of A Kind Shop, found at the main entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has now closed. The location will be converted into a full fledged MyMagic+ Service Center. (Previously, the front porch of the shop had been taken over by MyMagic+ consoles.)
According to Sam Gennawey (from the Hollywood Boulevard page):
To the left of the park entrance is Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind shop, an example of the California Bungalow and inspired by the true story of the Janes House, in which a homeowner on Hollywood Boulevard held out against commercial development and a shopping mall just built around him.
The eccentric shop was famous for selling unique merchandise that included celebrity autographs, memorabilia, artwork, movie posters, movie and television props, costumes, and the like. (The location even had the jacket that Bert wore from Mary Poppins.) Most of it was quite expensive, given the Hollywood ties to the merchandise, but these were items that could only be purchased there.
The shop was also famous for the trivia board that could be found outside, asking various trivia questions, some relating to Disney lore and some not. If guests had all the answers, they could go inside and receive a certificate.
The good news is that the merchandise is still available and can be found in the AFI Showcase found at the end of the Studio Backlot Tour. The bad news is that we lose part of the original back-story of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
When looking at the My Disney Experience app today, the location has already been pulled from the map.
For more information about the details and back-story of this now former shop, check out StudiosCentral.com.