Saturday, August 23, 2014

Disneyland Hotel opened

On March 18, 1955, Jack Wrather, Bonita Granville Wrather (his wife), and Anaheim Mayor Charles Pearson, using a spade handle three officially at a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel.

Disneyland Hotel opened in October 5, 1955, nearly three months after the inauguration live on television at Disneyland July 17, 1955, the first recorded in a hotel with only 104 rooms in five complex of two houses built in the southeast corner customers of the leased property. These rooms were South Park, later known as the oriental gardens. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arnone of Inglewood, California, to be the first customers of the new hotel.

Hotel was the first major station to be built Disneyland in Southern California since the early 1940s, however, has added a number of available rooms quickly proved that it is not enough demand is expected, and 96 units of the same type in the following year in the north-east of the property. Hodges and built by the construction company Vergrift and called this new addition to the north of the garden rooms, which later renamed the Garden Villas.

During the first year, and room rates ranging from $ 9 for a standard room to $ 22 for a deluxe room. The rooms are advertised and can accommodate four people. For additional adult, was charged $ 3.