Friday, March 21, 2008

Back on Track (no pun intended)

Getting back to the 1961 Disneyland Hotel additions. The Monorail was a key addition to the Disneyland Hotel. No matter what kind of hotel or motel that would be added to the surrounding area of Disneyland, none could state they were directly connecetd to Magic Kingdom via Monorail. This feature alone was worth the extra the Disneyland Hotel cost per room than the other hotels in the area. It also allowed riders to avoid the crowds at the Disneyland front gate, whisking its passengers directly into Tomorrowland. Just hearing the deep, loud sounding horn from the Monorail was enough to know I was near heaven. We liked to stay in the two-story Garden Villas near the Monorail Station. It was a short walk to our room after a long day of walking at the Park. Another benefit was, a mid-day trip back to the Hotel for an afternoon swim in the Olympic size pool or a stop at the Monorail Cafe for the best milkshakes in town.

4 comments:

HiddenMickey said...

The Monorail is definitely a great convenience that makes a stay at the Disneyland Hotel much more worth it. It's almost like your little private transportation vehicle, as if it were exclusively yours. I miss the days you could just ride round and round without having to get off.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Don--thanks for sharing these with us. You've got some great historical material!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

This is beautiful historic stuff. Appreciate the blog very much. P.S. I wish we could enlarge the pictures to see more detail though. And so that some of us oldies could read the articles better.

Magical Hotel said...

How do I enable the pictures to be enlarged?