In December of 1960, Disneyland and the Disneyland Hotel announced the $1.9 million extension of the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail. The Hotel would cover $600,000 of this cost. The new addition would link the amusement park to the Disneyland Hotel expanding the attraction from just under a mile in length to nearly two and one-half miles. Walt Disney would now have a working model of his transportation of the future. This addition to the blog focuses on the initial announcement of the addition as handled by the Hotel and the press. The Monorail story needs several sections to do it justice.
Newspaper Announcement of the Addition of the Monorail to the Disneyland Hotel
Expansion at Disneyland and the Disneyland Hotel
May 1961 Article on the Monorail Addition