Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Alice in Wonderland Fry's

Map 6100 Canoga Avenue, Woodland Hills, California 91367

Alice crying inside the Woodland Hills Frys
Alice crying inside the Woodland Hills Frys

Down the rabbit hole!
Down the rabbit hole!

So there you are going to the electronics store to get something for your computer and as you walk through the front doors, you then pass through what looks like a tunnel, with all sorts of weird junk on the walls and ceilings. As you emerge into the main store, sitting on a pedestal is what appears to be a little girl crying. It's all surreal and weird. You have just fallen down the rabbit hole and have entered Wonderland!

The Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts
Tiffany meets the Queen of Hearts
Tiffany meets the Queen of Hearts
Painting the roses red
Painting the roses red

Yes, the Fry's Electronics in Woodland Hills is Alice in Wonderland themed. Many, but not all, Fry's Electronics are themed. The Burbank location is probably the most famous with is fifties alien invasion themed. While the Roseville location is train themed.

The Jabberwocky
The Jabberwocky
The Jabberwocky
The Jabberwocky
The Jabberwocky
The Jabberwocky

The crying girl as you walk in is poor Alice, lost and afraid in Wonderland. Nearby is a white rabbit hiding in the bushes. As you wander the store you'll see the Queen of Hearts playing flamingo croquet, her card servants who will be painting the roses red, the Jabberwocky, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, as well as a host of other Wonderland characters all running around the aisles.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Fish Servant
Fish Servant

I'm not sure on what their store policy is on taking pictures considering the prevalence on cell phones, but the first time I tried to take pictures in the store with a simple point and click camera, I was descended upon by a swarm of employees, surrounded, scolded by the manager, and then escorted from the premises. I only had time to grab two pictures. Other pictures here were taken on a second trip with a cell phone. I need to go back and take better pictures.

So if you want some wonder as you shop for electronics, the Fry's Electronics in Woodlands Hills is the place for it.



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Last Edited: 2020-08-28


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