Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Disneyland Hotel

Imagine having the Monorail drop you right off at The Disneyland Hotel at the end of a busy day at the park. Back in the day, you didn’t have to imagine. For some reason, the current layout of the Hotel means that guests still have a little bit of a walk when they hop off of the Monorail at the Downtown Disney station.

The vintage images shown here are all from April 12, 1960. The Disneyland Hotel pictured here is a far cry from what it is now. These colorful shots show a much simpler complex, one more akin to a motel than a hotel.

Despite the simplicity of the hotel, the grounds boasted beautifully landscaped walkways.

Hungry? The Gourmet Restaurant was your number one option back in 1959. Check out those prices!

This Summer 1967 ad from Vacationland Magazine boasts of the ease that guests will have in getting to the restaurant directly from the Monorail. That chef sure loves the a semi-creepy sorta' way!

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Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great post, nicely done! Look at all those orange trees! Love that "lily pad" shot, wow!

olddisneylandfan said...

In the first picture, I love how the siding of the bus echoes that on the Monorail above.

CoxPilot said...

Those orange trees were there long before the land was developed for the hotel. I remember driving by the property many a year ago, and seeing the groves. A good use of what defined California for many years.

Disney On Parole said...

I thought the same thing... Wow Fresh OJ in the morning!!!