Anaheim, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2010 – Fifty-five years ago today the landmark Disneyland Hotel opened as the first major hotel in Orange County. When the hotel officially opened on Oct. 5, 1955, nearly three months after Disneyland park’s opening day, 104 rooms were available. Today, the hotel boasts 969 rooms and signature suites including the new Big Thunder Suite. In addition to new suites, the Disneyland Hotel is currently undergoing a large expansion that includes renovated rooms and a new courtyard and pool area. One new pool will feature a nod to the original Disneyland signage shown in the image below. Taken in 1961, the photo also shows the Monorail track that was expanded that year to transport guests between Disneyland park and the hotel, making it the only monorail in the country to cross a public street at that time.
Anaheim, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2010 – Disneyland Hotel cast members celebrated the 55th anniversary of the historical hotel today with a gathering and this special cake prepared by the Resort’s central bakery. The cake is a deliciously edible replica of one of the hotel towers and Monorail.