RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY
Remember the Viewliner? Very few do! This narrow-gauge, miniature train ran along parts of the Disneyland Railroad main line and made loops through Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. It only ran from mid 1957 to late 1958 when construction began for the Matterhorn and the Submarine Voyage. It was billed as both the “fastest miniature train in the world” and – now – also as one of the shortest-lived attractions in Disneyland’s history! The Disneyland Monorail System took its place in 1959.
The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground opened its doors across from the new Matterhorn attraction in July of 1965, and we’re still going strong.
Are you visiting Disneyland and want the perfect family hotel that’s closer to the theme parks than TWO of Disney’s own hotels? Look no further than the TripAdvisor fan favorite, the Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground! FIVE time award winner in the category “Top 25 Hotels for Families in the United States“.