Monday, January 30, 2023

1961 Golf Course Construction

Work underway in early 1961 on the Disneyland Hotel's 18 hole golf course. These are photographs from the collection of Alfred Nicholson of Weber & Nicholson, the architects who designed the additions to the Disneyland Hotel from around 1959 until 1984. Al passed away a couple of years ago and I miss him dearly. Al was a wonderful, sweet man and loved his days working on the Disneyland Hotel.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Party Scene at Disneyland Hotel 1980

   Scene from a party or gathering at the Disneyland Hotel from around 1980.

Monday, January 10, 2022

1963 Aerial View

 Amazing aerial from 1963 showing the grounds of the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

 Here are more brochures. These are the first brochures used at the Disneyland Hotel. The first brochure is extremely rare and was only issued for about nine months. Sorry if these are out of order, I need to get back in the blogging groove. 

1955 & 1956 brochures.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Monday, February 27, 2017

E-Books Now Available

Both books are now available through Kindle and soon to be available through Apple iBooks:


Amazon Kindle Disneyland Hotel 1954-1988

Regular print books are also available at

Magical Hotel

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Photos from 1960's Disneyland Hotel Brochures

These were all part of two 1961/1962 Disneyland Hotel brochures. I scanned them at high res so they would show up better.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Miscellaneous 1960's Pictures

Some photos from slides in the 1960's. Thank you Joe C for these scans. Hope you enjoy these. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ground Break Shovel from 1955

This is the original shovel presented to Jack Wrather by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce on March 18, 1955 at the luncheon at the Water Wheel restaurant following the formal ground breaking ceremonies.
 Photo taken at the Water Wheel Restaurant on Euclid in Anaheim during the luncheon.
 Matchbook from the Restaurant.
Restaurant Ad
Clyde Cromer from the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce presenting the shovel to Jack Wrather. Also in the picture, Bonita Granville-Wrather and CV Wood.

Shovel close-up 1955.
 Shovel close-up in 2015.
Don Ballard with shovel on October 5, 2015 during the Hotel's 60th anniversary celebration.
Don Ballard, original Hotel Architect Alfred Nicholson and former Wrather Company President Michael Bullis on October 5, 2015.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Disneyland Hotel Pictures 1st Anniversary

We still have the picture books available as well as many different individual pictures in 8x10, 8x12 and 11x14 from our large collection of photographs. Please write for details: 

Hope you enjoy these first anniversary pictures from the Disneyland Hotel. Magical Hotel