Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Early 60's Monorail Yellow

Monorail Yellow leaving the Disneyland Hotel station. I guess the guy in the second car didn't hear the message to keep your arms and legs inside. I used to love looking out my Garden Room at the Monorail going by. The distinctive sound of the Monorail horn was strangely not an annoyance. We would come back mid-day and take a relaxing break in our air-conditioned room or maybe head over to the Monorail Cafe for a burger and shake. This was probably the only place in the world I didn't mind to shop. Of course the Olympic Size pool was also very nice to cool off in. The Hotel was so fun in its original configuration and I sure do miss it. This photo is part of Bill Cotter's collection and I thank him for allowing me to use it.

Warning!!! - "Please keep your arms and legs inside the Monorail car at all times"

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hotel Tram

The Disneyland Hotel tram arriving to pick up guests. Again from Bill Cotter's won derful collection of photos available on Ebay.

Richfield became Arco and the station at the Hotel changed accordingly (middle right).

Friday, September 25, 2009

Marina at the Disneyland Hotel

Does anybody have any idea what that flying saucer looking device is on the right middle of this photograph?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tower Annex 1965 and 1966

Today's posting features groundbreak photos from the Tower Annex project in 1965 as well as the completed building with Hotel owner Jack Wrather & Hotel exec Frank Bret. The project would cost $5.5 million and would include the Plaza Building complex. The Hotel now had over 600 rooms and suites.

The Tower Annex Building - Jack Wrather and Hotel General Manager Frank Bret pose with the new Tower Annex building in the background.

The Disneyland Band plus unidentified speaker at the 1965 Disneyland Hotel groundbreaking for the Tower Annex project.

Jack Wrather addresses the gathering at the 1965 groundbreaking ceremony for the Disneyland Hotel Tower Annex project.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Marina Tower Construction

Very early on in the Marina Tower Construction

1969 photo of the Marina Tower Construction

Monday, September 14, 2009

1977 Groundbreaking

Groundbreak Festivities of the final tower at the Disneyland Hotel

The Bonita Tower Groundbreak Ceremony