The Disneyland Hotel opened 60 years ago today, on October 5, 1955. While Disneyland park opened in July of that year, the hotel, built and operated by Jack Wrather, wasn't ready for several months. Walt and the Disney Company didn't have the money to build both the park and a hotel to go with it, so Walt arranged for his friend Wrather to take care of the hotel, which the Walt Disney Company eventually acquired in 1988, after Wrather's death.
As a bonus, I also explain the column how the Disneyland Hotel is responsible for development of the world's best theme park, Tokyo DisneySea. Please take a look.Tweet
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