Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Disneyland Hotel, 1988
Today I present a number of publicity photos for the Disneyland Hotel, circa 1988. I believe that the pool in the photo is in the spot that is now occupied by Downtown Disney. The section in shot #2 has undergone vast changes since this photo was taken; the boating area has now become a swimming pool, complete with Skull Rock pseudo-recreation.
This overhead view gives you a sense of direction; note the water feature in the upper-right-hand corner of the hotel complex.
I had never noticed this area before until Chris Jepsen pointed it out to me, and informed me that it was a salvage from the 1964/65 World’s Fair. Although the spectacular water show (known as Dancing Waters) no longer runs, the structure still stands, albeit somewhat overgrown.
For those of you who’d appreciate a good laugh over the small world debate which has gotten very heated between the two factions, here is comedian Tim Babb’s take on the attraction.
See more vintage & current Disneyland Hotel photos at my regular website.