Friday, December 26, 2014

1959 Gold Pass

1959 Gold Pass

These cards were all signed personally by Walt Disney himself until the 1967 card was issued

A late 1958 letter regarding the Wrather family Gold Pass for 1959

Bonita Granville-Wrather, Chris & Linda Wrather using the special Pass Entrance at Disneyland. This is what visiting dignitaries and VIPs used rather than having to wait in line for entrance into Disneyland.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Disneyland Hotel The Early Years 1954-1988-Running Out

We have less than 100 copies left of this book and we are probably not going to do another reprint. If you want a copy, I would suggest ordering now. We are also shipping to Disney and they may place a multiple book order plus we just got an inquiry for 25 copies.

We do have an e-version in PDF if you are interested, just write and let us know.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Candlelight Ceremony and Processional 2014

My family was very blessed to have been invited to this once again. It was truly amazing.

A Disneyland® tradition that dates back to 1958 at the Disneyland® Resort, the Candlelight Ceremony and Processional was performed under the stars on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland® Park. This year, performances were scheduled twice nightly on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 2014.

This holiday spectacular is a musical retelling of the story of “The First Christmas” through song and scripture, and features a mass choir as the centerpiece of the show. The Disneyland® Symphony Orchestra, fanfare trumpets, hand bell ringers and a guest celebrity narrator will join the choir in this joyous holiday tradition. The Candlelight Ceremony has featured a host of outstanding celebrity narrators in the past, including James Earl Jones, Cary Grant, Mickey Rooney, Marie Osmond, Dick Van Dyke, Jon Voight and Gary Sinise just to name just a few. This year, we had Beau Bridges as narrator.

While there, we ran into former Dodger manager and legend, Tommy Lasorda.

Nancy Sulahian, the conductor for Candlelight.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dis Unplugged Podcast-Disneyland Hotel History-Part 2

Here is a link to my interview on Disneyland Hotel history. I really liked Michael Bowling and Tom Bell who ran this interview. Both are first class in my book.

Our books will now be available at Disneyland in the Small World Sundries Shop at the Disneyland Hotel. Please ask about them and better yet, go in and get your copies. We sure would appreciate it.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

1960 Disneylander Employee Newsletter

Several years ago, I purchased a stack of old Disneylander booklets/magazines on Ebay. Disneylander was the employee/cast member which I am told, Disneyland Hotel employees also had access to. This January, 1960 edition was interesting and I thought I would share with you because it has a story on Walt Disney which I admittedly know almost nothing about. The subject is the VIII Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, California from February 18-28. Looks like Walt Disney was quite involved in the planning and organizing of the festivities that went along with this.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Inn at the Park

This is for my friend sgtdisney. I have to admit, I know almost nothing about this Hotel but here are some nice pictures for you.

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Very Early Disneyland Hotel Stationery

Here are a couple of early pictures of first Disneyland Hotel stationery. The gold colored is
using the Wrather office address on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. I have more early stationery which I will post later.

Here is a nice letter to an employee.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1999 Near The End Of The Original Disneyland Hotel

Here are some shots from 1999, some just days before the buildings were removed.

In just a few short months, the original portions of the Disneyland Hotel were demolished and removed.

The saddest picture to me. The last piece is left standing. The only thing remaining from the 1955 buildings.

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