Monday, July 04, 2016
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
Here are three casual photos taken near the Disneyland Hotel, circa 1972.
This first image shows the distinctive Sierra Tower (post-expansion so that the sign no longer says "Hotel Disneyland") with its external elevator. This massive building was not big enough to contain all of the people who wanted to stay there... the huge Marina Tower was right next door, while the Bonita Tower would not be built until 1978.
The landscaping is quite nice, with sidewalks winding through grassy lawns, palm trees, and colorful flower beds. I love the oval sign with a map of the grounds to help newbies get oriented.
Why are all those people lollygaggin' around when they could be inside Disneyland?! Maybe someone can tell me, is that screened-in part of the top floor a private area for folks staying in the Presidential Suite (or whatever)?