Just found my third source article referencing that Jack Wrather was crazy for building the Disneyland Hotel in 1955. Have a look....
First, a 1961 newspaper article:
Now a close-up of the last paragraph:
Next, a 1959 memo addressed to architect William Pereira who, by the way, designed the original Disneyland Hotel in late 1954.
And lastly, a 1978 newspaper article:
I think it can be said that like Walt Disney, Jack Wrather was indeed a risk taker. Additionally, they both had a vision like no others on what the people wanted and executed on their dreams and plans.