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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    The hard part about was, we were always so tired at the end of a day of walking at Disneyland and the last thing you wanted was another long walk. Funny how things change....today, I would give almost anything to make that long walk through the parking lot.

    ---------- Post added 08-09-2012 at 09:58 AM ----------

    The following pictures came from a dear friend who worked for Wrather for over 40 years. It was a project he worked on called "signs" where all signs at the Hotel were photographed. I am very, very fortunate that Bill has shared these photographs with me and also in that I can now share them with you. Keeping with the 80's theme, these are mid 1980's.



    ---------- Post added 08-09-2012 at 10:05 AM ----------

    I stand corrected, looks like these latest photos are actually from the 90's. Here's another. By the way, I believe I saw this sign recently auctioned off on Ebay. Can't remember how much it went for.


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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    More on the "signs" theme. Some of my favorites too...... relating to restaurants. My favorite on the list is the Monorail Cafe where the sign states: "It's Disney's own 50's diner. It's the place for cool cats on the go. Be there or be square."


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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Quote Originally Posted by oldhotelguy View Post
    *long, wistful sigh*

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    These are fantastic! Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    I remember that entry to the hotel grounds near the stairs to the monorail station. It was kind of like the tunnels you use to go under the Disneyland Railroad at the park.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Quote Originally Posted by Retrocool View Post
    *long, wistful sigh*
    *even longer sigh*

    Don, of all the great threads you've posted, this one brings back the best memories.
    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

    - Neil Gabler


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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    To this day I still regret never setting foot in the Sierra Tower elevator and taking a short ride.
    "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

    AP'er since 2004. Yup.....I'm one of THEM.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    *even longer sigh*

    Don, of all the great threads you've posted, this one brings back the best memories.
    That makes me very happy to hear. I have more photos to share.

    ---------- Post added 08-09-2012 at 09:09 PM ----------

    This is a rare shot taken in the back of the Travelport. I think I may have only 3 or 4 pictures taken from this angle not counting stills from films. I rarely ever was in this section of the Disneyland Hotel and I don't even remember the stairs in this picture.



    ---------- Post added 08-09-2012 at 09:14 PM ----------

    Here is another taken in front with a similar theme of airlines in the Travelport. I also remember once in the late 90's going inside the Travelport and there was not a soul in sight. It was so quiet and almost no activity whatsoever. Just think, this was the original lobby area of the Disneyland Hotel and had previously welcomed millions of guests.



    ---------- Post added 08-09-2012 at 09:18 PM ----------

    This photo was taken on the other side of the Travelport from the previous picture. This picture setting is most likely familiar with many people. This would have been the entrance area to the Hotel from 1956 to 1970. Again, just think of how many happy families beginning their vacations entered under this structure.


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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Looks like there are several vacancies in the offices at the Travelport. I honestly never saw anyone in this area.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Great pictures, thanks or sharing.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Quote Originally Posted by chadb14 View Post
    Great pictures, thanks or sharing.
    I love sharing my Disneyland Hotel stories and pictures.

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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Quote Originally Posted by oldhotelguy View Post
    I love sharing my Disneyland Hotel stories and pictures.
    And I am so glad you do!

    I know I sound like a broken record here, but I love your threads. They are one of the only reasons I venture out in to the DL forums anymore.

    I never had the chance to actually stay at the DL Hotel until I was an adult, so seeing your pics and hearing your stories is very awesome, cuz my memories of walking around the area as a kid are very blurry.... Plus, I am an huge history geek, lol.

    Btw, I found your book at the hotel and am going back to get it....


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    Re: Disneyland Hotel early 80's

    Quote Originally Posted by my7dwarves View Post
    Btw, I found your book at the hotel and am going back to get it....
    It's at the Small World Sundries Store at the Disneyland Hotel....right around the corner from the registration lobby. Thank you so much, truly appreciated.

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