Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How many of you readers would be interested in the following? I am trying to put something together so please let me know. If interest is high for this, I could possibly swing it. I would also shoot for most if not all events to be free of charge. Please drop me a line or respond to this thread.

Disneyland Hotel History Week

This weeklong event would feature:

1.Historical tours (like very popular Walking in Walt’s footsteps tour)

2.Video presentations (have some great footage)

3.Ephemera displays (amazing collection)

4.Trivia contests with prizes which I will supply

5.Panel discussions cast members

6.Panel discussions guests

7.Talks about future Disney & Resort plans

8.VIP/E-Ticket special showings

9.Special guests from Hotel’s past

10.Book signings

11.Guest greeting, lobby presentations

12.Daily historical newsletter

Friday, October 14, 2011

1955 First Brochure

This is probably the rarest and hardest to find of the Disneyland Hotel brochures. It lists only 104 rooms and was put out even before the restaurants were opened. They were using a converted ranch house as the Little Gourmet Restaurant. I would love to find a photograph of the interior of the Little Gourmet or even a close-up exterior of this facility. It was only open for about five months until they opened the regular Gourmet Restaurant in February of 1956.