Friday, June 10, 2016
I realized that I'd never finished sharing the last of those 1979 aerial photos of the Disneyland Hotel; so today I am bringing peace and joy to all nations by posting the 3 remaining photos in one amazing extravaganza that will blow your minds and empty your wallets.
Our pilot/photographer circled the hotel, lower and lower. Like a drowsy bumblebee. Even though you can only see a small portion of Disneyland's parking lot, it looks like it was a busy day. Looking at the size of other nearby motels, the Disneyland Hotel was (is) a massive property. The old garden rooms were still there at this point.
Nowadays I suppose you could get photos like this with a good-quality drone - unless there are regulations preventing their use over the park and hotel. I like to use my mecha-suit to fly around it.
And here it is, our closest view yet, looking remarkably crisp. The turquoise marina is full of little paddle boats. The lawn in the lower right almost looks like a baseball field, but... it's not of course.
Just for fun I decided to zoom in a bit more. I am wondering why the water to the right looks like the muddy runoff of a river into a lake. Maybe that's where the Hotel's effluent went! I had to go there. To the extreme right is the locatioin of the old "Dancing Waters" area; a little to the left of that you can see the lovely waterfalls that were removed a few years ago.
I hope you have enjoyed this set of 37 year-old aerial photos!