Monday, June 22, 2009

Other Hotels

Tonight I have added some great pictures from the Charter House Hotel circa 1962. I want to also display some of the other local area facilities to show the competition the Disneyland Hotel faced and just in case you may have stayed in one of these other facilities. A common theme in mail I get is, for most folks, the Disneyland Hotel was just too expensive when they visited Disneyland. I'll try and display some other great spots. Hope these also bring back some great memories.

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6 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Is the Charter House by any chance still standing, but with a different name?

Magical Hotel said...

According to Walterworld, the Charter House Hotel is now the Anaheim Plaza

http://freetv-airconditioned.blogspot.com/2007/04/charter-house-anaheim-plaza-hotel-pool.html

TokyoMagic! said...

Thanks for the info. I thought it might be Anaheim Plaza!

Minako said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site... I see that you also love Disney... me too...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:
disneycloth.cwahi.net

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!

walterworld said...

Hello Don---

Thanks so much for the great post on the ‘other’ Hotels…

I just returned from a 6 night stay at the former Charter House (now Anaheim Plaza) and am thrilled to see the great pictures that you’ve posted.

As I think I mentioned to you before, the designers of the Charter House must have taken a chapter from the Disneyland Hotel’s playbook. The rooms were laid out in rectangular two-story buildings, ground floors featuring a spacious patio and the second floor with large balconies.

The Charter House features an Olympic sized pool just like the DH, and it’s a pleasure to take a dip whenever we’re visiting. Additionally, the gardens and palm trees that dot the property give it a nice, lush feel.

The room interiors have been remodeled extensively of course, and were much more elegant looking back then. I’m positive that I’ve stayed in the ‘typical guest room’ shown (it's in the 500 building), and will scrounge around for a comparison shot. I love the balconies, and it looks like the handles for the sliding patio doors are still the same ones from way back when.

The Magic Star became a Travelodge late in life, and my family and I stayed there each summer from 1994-1996. The Domino Restaurant next door was a run-down IHOP during that time. The Candy Cane Inn still stands next door to the Magic Star site which is soon to be part of the Cars Land expansion at DCA.

I'm looking forward to your future posts…Take care!

thepicklebarrel said...

i'd SO buy that!