Thursday, March 6, 2008
I have convention brochures from all eras of the Disneyland Hotel. I also have some great photos from the Molly Wrather Dolle portfolio which I will also be posting. Ironically, it was the need for continual updates to convention facilities which led to the demise of the Wrather Corporation. To grow and attract more business, it was necessary to expand. Especially considering that new hotels were springing up all over the Disneyland area and the Anaheim Convention Center was added in 1967. It was the 1972 facilities (currently in place at the Hotel) which basically bankrupted the Disneyland Hotel. They never could quite recover from the loans needed to build the grand convention facilities you can see today at the Hotel. I wish I could have included these shots in the book http://www.magicalhotel.com but I didn't have access to them until after the book was released.