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Oct 5, 2012 10:42 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning, TGIF! This day in Disney history, Oct 5th, 1955 . The Disneyland Hotel opens opposite the main exit of Disneyland. Nearly three months after the opening day of Disneyland park, 104 rooms were available. It was considered the 1st major hotel in Orange County. Owned by the Wrather Corporation, the hotel won't be purchased by Disney until 1988. The 1st photo below was taken in 1961, it shows the Monorail track that was expanded that year to transport guests between DL & the hotel, making it the only monorail in the country to cross a public street @ that time. The 2nd photo was taken after 1966 when a new sign was added that read, “Hotel Disneyland.” Hope you all have a magical day! Thanks for reading! :)

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I'm a bit late on this but have to comment! The DLH was where we stayed on almost every family visit to the parks. I have such wonderful memories of staying there with my parents, and in later years with my daughter and my parents. We always stayed in the Garden Villas...they were 2 stories and looked out over a large grassy area. There were 2 rooms (similar to an Embassy Suites), a bedroom and living room witha foldout couch. We always asked for a ground floor since they had enclosed patios that opened out into the garden area. Evenings included watching the Fantasy Waters, and breakfast was at the Monorail Cafe. Before we would leave we would go to the store underneath the monorail station to pick up last minute souvenirs. I remember my dad and my daughter playing with the remote-controlled boats....I think he had more fun than she did! I was very disappointed to see the Villas go, but when they did, my daughter and I stayed in the tower to the south because of the view of the redwoods and waterfalls. I still enjoy the hotel but miss that section, and the fact they no longer have open balconies. Thanks for another trip down Memory Lane, Duchess! - Gia  802.0 #198 10:46AM
thank you!! do you happen to know why the monorail no longer stops there? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4702.0 #20 10:46AM
and they used to have dancing there, too - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4702.0 #20 10:47AM
The dancing fountains right? I loved those. I wonder what happened as well. The moved the hotel didn't they? And that's why it stops in dtd. Could be wrong though - fairyshley  479.8 #390 10:50AM
monorail does not stop there becasue Downtown Disney was built and the building that housed the monorail station along with the shops, monorail cafe, the neon cactus and the original goofys kitchen was torn down in 1998 - Dave   12051.0 #2 11:02AM
the fountain show was called Fantasy waters and you can actually still see where it was at the hotel - Dave   12051.0 #2 11:02AM
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've read, I believe FairyShley is right. When construction of DCA began in 1999, Disneyland Hotel Station and all of its nearby hotel structures were completely demolished and a new station built in the same location. - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:02AM
no, the original stop for where the monorail station is now at DTD is not in the same location as before, it was actually pushed up - Dave   12051.0 #2 11:06AM
but yes all the buildings were demolished - Dave   12051.0 #2 11:07AM
Thanks for clearing that up Dave 😃 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:10AM
Really seems like they should reroute the monorail to stop at the Grand and DLH. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4702.0 #20 11:46AM
I've been butthurt for years but the monorail was actually supposed to go to John Wayne Airport, Anaheim Stadium, the convention center and a couple of other stops along the way...That would have been epic - Dave   12051.0 #2 11:52AM
That would have been awesome Dave - Villescas8  601.0 #294 11:53AM
Epic for sure ::sigh:: - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:28PM
This answered SO many questions for me. I thought it had moved up. I remember taking the Monorail to Disneyland Hotel because my Dad always wanted to eat dinner there. The new location just didn't make sense in my brain but I couldn't figure it out. So it DID move. I think I just won a bet. - AKMouse  456.0 #420 4:19PM
@AKAMouse according to Dave, yes it did. Awesome, what did you win??? Lol - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 4:24PM
Actually it is being contested because of Yesterland.com content which states that the station remained in the same location. "Guests have wondered why the station was moved to a less convenient location. In reality, the station didn’t move. The hotel “shrunk” when the original sections were demolished, leaving the station a surprising distance from the nearest Disneyland Hotel building. The old lobby and Monorail Lounge are gone; a Rainforest Cafe is now in that location. " - AKMouse  456.0 #420 4:29PM
That didn't make sense. I meant that I won the contention because of Dave and now Yesterland. I think I should get at least churro out of it. :) - AKMouse  456.0 #420 4:33PM
Agh! Pregnancy brain is not letting me communicate well! - AKMouse  456.0 #420 4:33PM
That makes sense now that Goofy's Kitchen isn't in it's original spot bc when I used to take the monorail during the CPG sets to go see Dave and our friends working there as characters in the 90s, I remember it being in a diff spot!! I wish it still went to the hotels and also stopped at DCA!! Thanks for the info Dave :) - caramiapoohAKAface  3308.9 #32 12:11PM
I only got off the monorail at the hotel once, but I remember wanting to see the last remaining original orange tree. I've never seen it, even after staying there numerous times. Is it still there? - bluefairy  643.3 #263 12:25PM
Thank you for posting. - thegoofster  225.0 #1563 10:47AM
Thanks for reading! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:14AM
Does anyone remember the Monorail cafe? It was one of our favorites for dinner on our way back to the Disneyland Hotel. - DisneyGrandma  738.8 #221 10:56AM
Unfortunately no, what did they serve there? I'm intrigued! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:15AM
I do,I ate there all the time as a kid and have very fond memories of going there after school with my grandmother and aunt and getting a burger and s shake - Dave   12051.0 #2 12:32PM
Always enjoy the history. Thanks! - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 10:57AM
I always enjoy you telling me so! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:54AM
I really love your posts. They trigger great memories. Disney makes such great efforts to keep things new and exciting, I tend to forget the "old stuff". So thank you very much for the memories!!! - DisneyGrandma  738.8 #221 10:59AM
Thank YOU for adding info! It's so fun to learn together! I really appreciate you telling me you enjoy these. Keeps me motivated! ;) - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:25AM
Sad to say the only difference between me and the Disneyland Hotel is that the hotel has been renovated! - PrinceCorey  4320.8 #22 11:04AM
Hehe you share a birthday! Happy birthday! 😂😂😂 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:28PM
Thanks so much. I love reading these posts! - Alicewhoareyou  1392.2 #99 11:19AM
Thank YOU! I'm glad! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:29PM
Thank you! A great read as always!🚄 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  943.5 #167 11:20AM
😃 ::high fives you:: - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:29PM
Awesome post! I remember the dancing fountains :) - SarahLovesDisney  81.3 #3710 11:24AM
I never got to see those! Thanks! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:30PM
I hardly remember going on the monorail when I was like five or something, and stopping in the hotel. It was around Christmastime, because they had those little cutout sign things of characters in the snow :] I think I have pictures somewhere.. Thanks Duchess! - MEHlanie_Mouse  1114.5 #136 11:27AM
Me too. We always stopped there - E-Ticket  1193.5 #122 11:36AM
I want to see these pictures! Instagram please!!! 😘😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:31PM
Thanks for the Memories - E-Ticket  1193.5 #122 11:37AM
😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:34PM
as always thank you for the disneyland history awesomeness:) would love if that marquee was still there. - OhanaPhoto  3354.7 #30 11:46AM
I wish they would have kept it up somewhere!! 😢 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:35PM
The original DL Hotel of the 90s is one of my memories of DL. My parents would stop there on our trips from SD to LA to walk around and shop a little. I still remember the old stores, the Fantasy Waters show and the big lake. And for Christmas, we used to take pictures around the hotel and the numerous character cut-outs they had. And if they wanted to surprise us, they bought us tickets to ride on the Monorail so we can go inside the park for a few minutes. - BaseballMickey_CM  6493.3 #12 11:50AM
for a couple years before they tore everything down in 98 they had an ice skating rink at the Hotel during Christmas....I got a chance to skate it with my friend Tigger - Dave   12051.0 #2 12:54PM
I remember that too - BaseballMickey_CM  6493.3 #12 1:06PM
@Dave, you really are one of the luckiest guys I know. So many amazing memories! @BBM thank you for sharing that story. I love hearing stuff like that! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:53PM
@Duchess... when we would go to the Monorail Cafe we always had our 3 kids with us so we only ordered burgers, fries, and shakes lol. I think it was pretty much typical diner food. It was pretty good if my memory serves me right. - DisneyGrandma  738.8 #221 11:51AM
Burgers, fries and shakes are the perfect meal for the park, my daughters favorite! Thank you for answering that for me! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:46PM
If I remember correctly, you could buy a ticket and the DL hotel station to take a round trip to the park and back. You sat in the back and they didn't open the door at Tomorrowland. - sr citizen space ranger  59.4 #4146 11:56AM
Oh really?!!! How did they monitor who had admission tickets or just monorail tickets? - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:47PM
We would go to the DL hotel at night and play miniature golf and hit golf balls on the driving range. - sr citizen space ranger  59.4 #4146 12:00PM
Thank you SMK!! As a kid, I remember going to Disneyland and the Disneyland Hotel sign was always a welcome and a happy memory. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 12:31PM
Too bad that sign isn't still around! So iconic! Thanks MyPark! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:43PM
I remember staying there once with my family and watching the water show. I also remember my mother insisting we take the monorail from Tomorrowland to go eat at the Monorail Cafe when we went to DL. I sure wish they had left the mid century fifties charm intact when it was remodeled. - ScooterMike  1962.2 #66 12:44PM
Me too! It seems me have similar style preferences ScooterMike! As always, thanks for adding your story/info! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:42PM
Thanks for sharing! - mrscttlemstr  297.6 #838 1:02PM
:) - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:43PM
I totally remember the dancing fountains show when I was a kid! I thought I was crazy cause I didn't go back to the parks for a few years, during the DTD change, and when I did go back it was completely gone. Seriously, I thought maybe the fountains were somewhere else. LOL thank you for validating that my mind has not completely gone. =) - iloveprinceEric  254.5 #1206 1:29PM
Hehe, I'm so thankful for all the MWers who add so much quality info here. I learn something about DL everyday! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 2:20PM
Did they also have a water fall type surrounded walkway in the middle also? I remember you could walk on boulder type walkways with waterfalls all around you. It was in the middle of the hotel buildings, right? - iloveprinceEric  254.5 #1206 1:33PM
no, it was actually wear the entrance to the Frontier tower is. They only took that out a couple of years ago when they were doing the new pool and Trader sams - Dave   12051.0 #2 1:45PM
That's awesome. Thanks for posting. - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 1:42PM
😃 Thanks for showing up to class today! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 4:10PM
Thank you for another daily dose of fabulous info! Amen to TGIF!!😘 - RCmom  5220.6 #15 1:54PM
🍷😘🍷 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 4:11PM
What great info. I love staying there. - LilSterner  4733.2 #19 3:45PM
Thanks LilSterner! Me too! Only have 2x but it was very magical! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 4:12PM
Thank you for sharing. - DisLUVney  559.4 #319 3:50PM
Wow I loved the history thank u!! - Goofy24  174.0 #2212 3:54PM
Back when we had no money TheHubs and I spent many a Saturday date night at the Disneyland Hotel. We enjoyed a cocktail, drove RC cars and played video games. Great memories! - fvbmermaid  220.2 #1621 4:45PM
And back in the day, radio station 1190 KEZY had their studios there at the Disneyland Hotel. - RadioMaverick  1065.2 #145 12:29PM


 
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unForecast for week of Monday, January 26, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-6pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-12am (Friday), 8am-12am (Saturday/Sunday). 

DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-10pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday). 

*Disneyland Park will close early on Wednesday for a media event regarding the 60th Anniversary announcement. In spite of short park hours, DCA will remain open until 10pm that evening. 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (closed until April), Disneyland Railroad (closed until Feb. 13), "its a small world" (closed until Feb. 6), Matterhorn Bobsleds (closed until May), Sleeping Beauty Castle (closed until March 3), Snow White Grotto (closed until May), Grizzly River Run (closed until March 20), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closed until March 13), Soarin' over California (closed until May). 

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We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  352.8 #599 5:39PM
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I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  114.3 #3190 5:08AM
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It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.5 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.6 #2322 4:40PM

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Jungle Cruise closed Jan 7-9
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
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Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2
it's a small world closed Jan 26-Feb 5

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Pacific Wharf Cafe closed through Feb 5
Boudin Bakery Tour closed through Jan 26
Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.6 #783 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3494.3 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1324.6 #104 2:39PM
hardly anything open!  I know - I know - the diamond anniversary- doesn't make sense to travel there with nothing open.   - Sfarrell  80.9 #3713 7:31PM
Why not? I've had a blast all week!! - MissMolly  1266.5 #109 11:42AM
Some may not agree, but I don't think it's that bad. I would be bummed to miss some attractions if it was my one trip of the year, but the crowds are low and the missing attractions will be better than ever in a few months.  - chrismis21  492.6 #383 2:46PM
Me too @Missmolly! - ShariRenee  5019.9 #17 5:50PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16202 1:04AM

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Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1258.5 #110 10:53PM
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Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3494.3 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  928.6 #169 1:57PM
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I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4529 11:36PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59271 9:29AM

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Our Favorite Things: This is a list of the top things added to our popular ToDo List feature inside the app (based on the number of times added to a ToDo List):

Popular Restaurants : 1. Big Thunder Ranch BBQ
2. Blue Bayou 31 rue royal
3. Cafe Orleans

Popular Attractions :1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Indiana Jones Adventure 46"
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New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2380.1 #48 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1201.7 #121 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  832.2 #190 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2764.9 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  22.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1302.5 #106 6:32AM
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Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18215 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56595 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  199.1 #1899 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  230.6 #1496 12:09PM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

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Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77084 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  52.2 #4346 6:49PM

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I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2764.9 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5655 9:54PM

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We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1324.6 #104 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  1324.6 #104 10:47PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1258.5 #110 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1302.5 #106 2:27PM
There are no current events, hmm. Meet-up anyone?  - FrankenweenieVelinee  1628.2 #84 8:57PM
I would love to - mini_MINNIE   1019.3 #156 2:28PM
Coffee - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 8:51AM
mini_MINNIE  MickeyLumboCM Shall we host the Great Coffee-Meet-up at Market House? (provided that MrsLumbo can cover your dusting-the-plates chores?) - FrankenweenieVelinee  1628.2 #84 9:46AM
She won't let me out this week - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 2:34PM
MickeyLumboCM can't you just sneak out the window and leave pillows under the blanket? - philliprocks  928.6 #169 11:09AM
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