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Early days of Disneyland
Alternative Title
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Pereira & Luckman.; Kelly-Holiday
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Designed by Pereira & Luckman, the original Disneyland Hotel, which included about 100 rooms in 5 two-story guest room complexes, opened on October 5, 1955. Over the years, the hotel grew in size, ultimately offering hundreds of rooms. In 1999, the original structures seen here and much of the subsequently added structures were demolished during the creation of new resort parking areas and Downtown Disney.
Aerial view looking towards Disneyland (background), located east of S. West Street (center). At this time, only a few of the amusement park's now world famous attractions existed; many that are seen here, including Main Street, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rocket to the Moon, TWA Moonliner, Circarama, Astro-Jets, Mark Twain's River boat, Indian Village, Golden Horseshoe Saloon, have been changed or removed completely. The Disneyland Hotel (foreground) is surrounded by citrus groves, and the dining, shopping, and recreation facilities on S. West Street are under construction. Interstate 5 passes directly behind Disneyland. Photograph dated February 16, 1956.
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
GPC_b22_f3_i24 (Photographic print); KHAF 238-7
Disneyland Hotel (Anaheim, Calif.)
Amusement parks--California--Anaheim
Disneyland (Calif.)
Disneyland (Calif.)--Aerial views
Anaheim (Calif.)--Aerial views
Anaheim (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
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