Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Disneyland Hotel Sign

These two vintage shots of the Disneyland Hotel and Monorail platform from October 1966 have probably already been posted on here.

Zooming in, you can see the Monorail Station sign...

and here it is today! I was recently emailed by the owner, attempting to verify its authenticity.

Here’s his description of the sign itself: 

The sign is made out of 3/16" thick yellowish plastic that is not too fragile, and still has a lot flexibility to it.  There are a few splashes of whitish paint on the sign.  The letters are attached to the sign by glue (no screws), none of them are loose or misaligned, and they are of uniform color.  The sign measures 43 1/4" by 20 3/4".  The cracked off and missing piece in the lower right corner is 12 3/4" across and 6" down if measured along the sides of the sign.  The letters on the top line are 2 3/4" by 1 1/2", and the bottom letters are 4" by 3".

You could hang the sign on the wall as is, or you could easily but carefully display it as a working sign.  In the nighttime picture I show, I simply propped two 50 watt bulbs behind the sign.  You would use fluorescent light instead and build a case to contain the light.

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A Snow White Sanctum said...

That is a beaut. A nice piece of DL history.

Connie Moreno said...

Cool photos! And I'm sure that there will be a massive bidding war for that beauty!

How security word is "conies"

JG said...

Dave, I'm grabbing that first picture for my screen backdrop slide show. Too Cool.

Thank you, I really enjoy the blog.