Disneyland Hotel: Then and Now

The iconic and beloved Disneyland Hotel turns 60 years old today, and we wanted to toast one of our favorite hotels anywhere with a gallery of images—many never seen before. Some of our favorite images are ones Disneyland Hotel historian Don Ballard discovered in winter 2011 at a storage vault in Hollywood (a small sample of those images appeared in the 2015 summer issue of Disney twenty-three), but we think you’ll enjoy all of these photographs—a visual celebration of a hotel that has provided a magical home away from home for generations of visitors to Disneyland.

To learn more about the Disneyland Hotel, you can read Don Ballard’s two books, Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years, 1954–1988 and Disneyland Hotel: 1954–1959, The Little Motel in the Middle of the Orange Grove.