Q: I’m looking for information and photos of part of the Disneyland Hotel property to authenticate an architectural item. Do you have Disneyland Hotel records? If so, is the archive accessible for research?
Theresa, San Diego, California
A: The Walt Disney Archives does not have a lot of early photographs of the Disneyland Hotel, because initially it was owned by Jack Wrather, not Disney. Perhaps you can get some help from Don Ballard’s heavily-illustrated books on the history of the hotel.