DISNEY FIX: THE HAUNTED MANSION AND HOJO
The early 1960’s are near and dear to the HoJo and of course Disneyland. New attractions were underway at the park and the 10-year anniversary was coming up in 1965. Construction began in 1962 for The Haunted Mansion attraction with a hopeful opening date in 1963. By 1963 the exterior of the Mansion was complete […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MIMIS CAFE OFFERS BIG SAVINGS IN NEW COUPON BOOK
HoJo’s Partner Restaurant, Mimi’s Cafe, Releases Passport to Savings ‘ Everyone already loves Mimi’s Cafe. How can you beat the yummy fresh food, good prices, and festive motif? Well Mimi’s delivered some welcomed news this week to sweeten the deal, just in time for the expensive summer season. Mimi’s Cafe has issued the HoJo front desk […]
RETRO HOJO: DISNEYLAND’S NEW NEIGHBOR IN THE SHADOW OF THE MATTERHORN
Creating a Masterpiece A unique shot capturing busy construction bees in 1964. Opening day for the brand new Howard Johnson Motor Lodge was slated for mid summer 1965 and a lot of work is still ahead. Howard Johnson Jr. was on hand with the owner making sure this large new HoJo – one of the […]
GASTRO ADVENTURES: GOURMET FOOD AT A GAS STATION? REALLY?
In the HoJo’s eternal hunt to provide our savvy and adventurous guests something “a little different”, we present you with Peter’s Gourmade Grill! This kooky lunch-counter attached to a Velero gas station in neighboring Tustin is a hidden jewel serving up breakfast burritos, burgers, salads and even lamb chops. Chef and owner, Peter Stavros, is […]