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The Disneyland Hotel – A Mid-Century Classic

Written by Christopher Alm • July 22nd, 2008
The Disneyland Hotel – A Mid-Century Classic

Seeing its summer and many people are on vacation, here are some lovely photos and brochures from the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California for you to peruse. Maybe you and your family are due for another road trip in ye’ old station wagon?

The Hotel was built along the park in 1955 as a motor-inn and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney. The Hotel saw several expansions and changes over the years and was finally acquired by Disney in 1988. Why? Apparently, the park proved to be too costly to build at the time and Disney could not afford to operate their own hotel at the same time.

For more Disneyland adventures visit our friends at Stuff from the Park and Gorillas Don’t Blog.

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • The King Of Cool

    Those pictures are great. Wow. I wish I could have stayed there back in those days.

  • Chris

    Yeah me too :)

  • Anonymous

    Boy, this was the place to be as a child. My parents never had the money even back then (70s). I still love the surrounding area. There are so many neat old signs and architecture. Great post. Thanks for the great escapes you provide on this site. Chuck Y

  • Anonymous

    This looks very fantastic
    Hotel Thirty-Thirty

  • JoJo

    Such a cool place! I love this site!!!! Great pics and memories!!!

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