Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Detour to the Pool



Taking a detour from my trip report, today's post features a vintage 1950's photo of the Disneyland Hotel Pool.

Zooming in, you can see the signage for the Coral Club, an additional amenity at the hotel which included a huge 45'x 75' completely tiled and heated swimming pool, wading pools for children of all ages, fountains, sandlots, and a cabana area. The pools were surrounded by lounge furniture for guests’ relaxation and so that they might acquire a Southern California tan. One-day laundry and dry cleaning services were available, and a physician and nurse were on call. An 18-hole putting green and shuffleboard courts were also early inclusions at the Disneyland Hotel Coral Club.



No attendant on duty; doesn't look like we'll get any swimming accomplished today.



Today, it is hard to recognize the Hotel that is located on the same piece of property. Sleek, sexy, and full of modern amenities, the Disneyland Hotel recently underwent a massive transformation.



As the sun sets, the Hotel becomes even more magical looking.



The Fantasy Tower, which also serves as the Hotel's entrance:



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