Go back in time and visit the Disneyland Hotel of the ’50s and ’60s in this special resort edition of Mousetalgia! This week, we welcome historian Donald Ballard to the show, to share his stories, research, and secrets about the early days of Disneyland’s first hotel. Learn about the Wrather family’s investment in Walt Disney’s vision, and discover how the Disneyland Hotel developed over decades from a glorified motor inn to the unique resort it is today. Also, from a men-only club to $2,500-per-night suites, you’ll learn fascinating stories about the creation of this world-famous destination. Plus – a press report from a preview ride of the Haunted Mansion in 1969, Mickey’s Halloween Party – and more!
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