No one blends brilliant photography and detailed Disneyland Resort information better than Andy Castro. Andy is a Southern California native and has been photographing the Disney parks for years. He also provides insider information on enhancements, refurbishments, remodels and merchandise at the Disney parks. Andy’s weekly blog, Dateline Disneyland, is regarded as one the most visually impressive and informative blogs covering the Disneyland Resort. We are proud to count Andy as a close friend of the Anaheim HoJo!
Andy wrote a recent blog feature series about the history of the Howard Johnson. Here is the second part in the series on the long history of HoJo and Disneyland which began in 1965:
Celebrating 50 Years of “Retro Family Fun” at HoJo Anaheim
The last time we visited the Howard Johnson in our new featurette series on the classic Anaheim hotel, we filled you in on some of the hotel’s rich history. Designed by famous architect William L. Pereira (who also designed the Disneyland Hotel, LAX Theme Building and much more), Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge was a wonderful mid-century modern respite for weary theme park visitors. Today, nearly 50 years later, it continues to be a leader in occupancy and exemplary reviews among its competitors.