• Disneyland Hotel
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    Dapper Day Car Show @ Disneyland Hotel

    New this year at the Dapper Day Fall Soiree was the Dapper Day Car Show that was held in the parking lot at the Disneyland Hotel. The exhibition was a stone’s throw away from the Dapper Day Expo being held at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall. The theme was “Arrive in Style!” and showcased exotics […]

  • Dining Reviews
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    Dining Review: The Lounge at Steakhouse 55

    Review by Mark Hickson: The Lounge at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel is one of Disneyland Resort’s five best bars. The others being the Hearthstone Lounge at the Grand Californian Hotel, Napa Rose Lounge also at the Grand Californian Hotel, the Carthay Circle Lounge at California Adventure, and Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at […]

  • Dining Reviews
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    Another Tiki Bar Dining Review!

    Review by Mark Hickson: I cant keep myself from having a drink and something to eat at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. It’s probably the most friendly and fun bar at the Disneyland resort. There is always something going on like ships sinking, tropical rain storms or my favorite, volcanic eruptions. […]

  • Attractions
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    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Model

    By Mark Hickson: In the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel’s Frontier Tower (formerly the Wonder Tower and originally called the Bonita Tower) you will find the original Big Thunder Mountain Railroad model in a large plexiglass case. The original model was made by WDI as a reference tool during the design and construction of the attraction. […]

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    Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

    Been to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel yet? If you have, I’ll say “Aloha.” If you haven’t, I’ll say, “Ya betta go!” This place is fun! Fun drinks, fun food and fun people. The theme is defiantly “Overboard Tiki.” In many ways it reminds me (for good reason) of Disney World’s […]

  • The Steakhouse 55 Saga

    Last November I took a trip to Orange County to have Thanksgiving with the in-laws and (more importantly) spend three days at Disneyland Resort. Hawaiian Airlines has two flights into LA. One arrives at 4:45pm and the other 10:25pm. Since my intent is to start my Disneyland visit as soon as possible I opted for […]

  • Photo of the Week: It’s a “D” Ticket!

    Did you know that the new pool areas at the Disneyland Hotel Resort just opened? Michael Greening took this fine HDR shot of the new “D” Ticket pool (yes their is an “E” Ticket pool too). One of the big Monorail waterslides dumps guests in the far side of this pool. I can’t wait to try it out! […]

  • Old Ticket Sign

    This sign was originally posted next to the Monorail ticket window at the Disneyland Hotel. The prices are from around 1964 (I’m checking on this).  Note the Monorail ticket price of 60 cents, 50 for kids. It was taken down when the prices changed in 1968 and was found in a break room in Tomorrowland. Tweet

  • Mermaid Tryouts

    During the summers of 1965–1967, female cast members dressed in mermaid costumes could be seen sun-bathing themselves and performing synchronized swimming and underwater stunts for four hours each day. Disneyland ended this live mermaid feature in 1967 after several ladies reported health concerns related to the submarines’ diesel exhaust fumes and the highly chlorinated water. […]