Ep. 670: Don Ballard on the Disneyland Hotel

This week, Mousetalgia speaks with author and historian Don Ballard about the rich history of the Disneyland Hotel. We discuss the reasons Walt asked businessman Jack Wrather to open the hotel next to Disneyland, and the early guest experience at the hotel, including memories about restaurants, the mid century atmosphere, and the hotel’s legacy through the changes it has made over the years. Plus – we discuss exploring Disneyland’s massive properties attic, and more!


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