Saturday, April 28, 2007

Hotel Construction, May 1966

Some major construction is going on at the Disneyland Hotel in 1966. According to the book "Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years, 1954-1988" By Donald Ballard, the "Sierra Tower Annex" opened in June 1966, with 150 rooms (bringing the total amount of guest rooms to 616). There were also six new conference rooms. In November, the "Plaza Building" shopping complex opened. The sign to the right mentions a shopping center, so that's what we're looking at.

I like the use of whimsical cartoon figures to add interest to what could otherwise be a bland construction wall. If you look at the walls surrounding the Submarine lagoon at Disneyland, you can see how they took that concept to a whole new level.


Daveland said...

The cartoons on the wall are great; not as slick as what is on the Nemo ride currently, but much funnier in their simplicity. Thanks for posting!

Matterhorn1959 said...

I wonder if the cartoon and the wall was recycled from the Jungle Cruise rehab of 1962? The brochure has the same name as the cartoon chap in the bowler and tails.