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  • [Pictures] Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960's

    Finding a picture of a building or structure from the Disneyland Hotel's history that is not all that common is always fun. This photo below is of the golf store that was located on Cerritos Street (across the street from the Hotel) next to the miniature golf course and in front of the driving range. To make it easier to see exactly where this was, I have also found an overhead picture which clearly shows its location. I have several shots zooming in for perspective.



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    Here is a close-up of the sign located on the storefront:


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    And now, just where was this building located?



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    Still can't locate it?



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    Still can't see it?



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    That's the mini-golf course to the left, the driving range at the bottom and the open field to the right of the picture would soon (after this picture was taken) become the Hotel's Heliport.
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    Re: Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960's

    Nice pictures it's hard to find ones with the old golf course, not to mention the less common driving range and mini golf.
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      Here are a few stills from a wonderful color film (with sound) I have called "A Special Place." Apologies for the picture quality but these are stills captured from film. The footage is amazing and shot in beautiful color. It's dated around 1961 or 1962 and features the construction of the first Tower Building at the Disneyland Hotel.

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        Wow, thanks for sharing these great, rare views from so long ago. I am utterly fascinated by the old layout of the hotel, and the surrounding land. Such wonderful expanses of space, that add a rather "zen"-like feeling. How I would love to have been around back then.

        In the first aerial photo, I am curious about that area at lower left, immediately north of the monorail beam, and just south of a parking lot. Any ideas what this area contains?

        Thanks again for posting these fascinating pictures!

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          Originally posted by Werner View Post
          Wow, thanks for sharing these great, rare views from so long ago. I am utterly fascinated by the old layout of the hotel, and the surrounding land. Such wonderful expanses of space, that add a rather "zen"-like feeling. How I would love to have been around back then.

          In the first aerial photo, I am curious about that area at lower left, immediately north of the monorail beam, and just south of a parking lot. Any ideas what this area contains?

          Thanks again for posting these fascinating pictures!
          Here is a close-up of that area:

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            Thanks for that close-up, Oldhotelguy! Very interesting! Looks like a large tree, surrounded by perhaps some sort of picnic area? Quite a mystery! Could this be a vestige of the former "Holidayland" area?

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              This is a fantastic view of Holidayland! The area would eventually become Pirates and the Haunted Mansion as well as Backstage Support Facilities. One of those old trees still survives backstage today and a service gate was called the Holidayland Gate for over 40 years!
              Originally posted by oldhotelguy View Post
              Here is a close-up of that area:

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                Re: Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960's

                What year did Holidayland close?

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                Looks like Holidayland closed in September of 1961. So at the time of this first overhead picture above, Holidayland had about 5 months of life left.

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                The picture above is unique in that it also shows the construction of the Monorail Station and Monorail Bar at the Disneyland Hotel.

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                Last edited by oldhotelguy; 08-26-2012, 07:49 AM.
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                  These are incredible. One of the best parts about coming to Micechat!
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                    Re: Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960's

                    What I usually do is wait and see if there is interest and if there is, I post more.
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                      Re: Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960's

                      Keep them coming!!
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                        Originally posted by oldhotelguy View Post
                        What I usually do is wait and see if there is interest and if there is, I post more.
                        I may not comment everytime, but I do read over all of your threads with great interest in the history of the Disneyland Resort.
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                          Great stuff as always Don! Seeing those Holidayland photos brings back memories of "Holidayland Anguish" -- a intensely distressful condition suffered by kids who were trapped for hours at a Holidayland picnic or other function put on by their parents' company. The condition was marked by frustrated whimpering and temper tantrums caused by hearing the whistles of the Mark Twain and SF&DRR and the gunshots from the Jungle Cruise, knowing the magic that was just on the other side of that berm, and being unable to go in!
                          "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                          it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                          together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                          designed to appeal to everyone."

                          - Walt Disney

                          "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                          - Michael Eisner

                          "It's very symbiotic."
                          - Bob Chapek

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                            I really appreciate your post. I can never get enough of DL history!

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                              How about the boss man himself playing some golf on his course at the Disneyland Hotel! Jack & Bonita Wrather pictured below.

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                                Originally posted by oldhotelguy View Post

                                As an FYI for Disneyland history buffs, the Holidayland ball field (on the extreme right of the above photo) was roughly where the Pirates show building is, and the tent was about where the Haunted Mansion show building is. The railroad tracks and berm were moved outward for the construction of the Haunted Mansion and New Orleans Square.

                                Back in 2009, Datameister posted an animated GIF which aligned aerial photos of Holidayland in 1960 and modern-day Disneyland, showing the before and after.

                                The building traced in red is the Swift's Plantation House chicken restaurant.

                                "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                                it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                                together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                                designed to appeal to everyone."

                                - Walt Disney

                                "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                                - Michael Eisner

                                "It's very symbiotic."
                                - Bob Chapek

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                                  Wow that is really cool and thanks for sharing.
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                                    Re: Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960's

                                    Originally posted by oldhotelguy View Post
                                    How about the boss man himself playing some golf on his course at the Disneyland Hotel! Jack & Bonita Wrather pictured below.

                                    Bonita was cute back in her day!


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                                      Thanks for the awesome stuff

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                                        Re: Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960's

                                        Here are some shots of Bonita Granville from her movie days.

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