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.