We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there’s a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort). For each property represented here, we have used the street view feature of Google Maps to bring you a look at the current use of the property. Decades later, you might be surprised to see what happened to these motels. ~~Rick


Palm Motor Lodge
1101 N. Harbor Blvd

105f

105b

It’s fun to see how tall the palm trees grew through the years.

19f

19b

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Trailerland Park
1201 S. Harbor Blvd.

54f

54b

Looks like that triangular piece of property is now home to the Hotel Menage.

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Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge
1380 S. Harbor Blvd.

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83338-Cb

120f

120b

Many of our MiceChatters are very familiar with this property – in fact, many of them are staying here for this weekend’s Gumball Rally. Here’s a current photo:

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Carousel Motel
1530 S. Harbor Blvd.

103f

103b

Looks like were a few changes at this property through the years…

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Tropicana Motel
1540 S. Harbor Blvd.

42f

42b

I wonder if any of the original property exists on the site today.

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Mecca Motel
1544 S. Harbor Blvd.

28f

28b

78f

78b

77f

77b

76f

76b

It’s still a Best Western, but we’ve gone from Mecca to Park Place.

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Desert Inn
1600 S. Harbor Blvd.

43b

43f

The Desert Inn is still kicking, but now it’s an Inn and Suites!

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We’ll move down to the 1700 block of South Harbor next time and visit these properties: the Charter House Hotel, the Cosmic Age Lodge, the Fantasy Motel, the Galaxy Motel, the Magic Star Motel, and the Candy Cane Motel.