Celebrating New Book About The House Of The (Retro) Future

On Saturday, Nov. 25, Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground was delighted to host a special event, book signing, and open house saluting the new book, “THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow” by David A. Bossert.

Halloween Is Here! Time For Tricks, Treats And Smiles!

Here at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. And why not? We’re surrounded by homespun Halloween fun and delights! As you can see from the photos below, our staff is very reluctant to be photographed or get into the spirit of Halloween . . […]

Mid-Century Modern Wonder Still Dazzles and Welcomes Time Travelers, and We Love It!

Guest Blog Post By Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily The year was 1965, and Walt Disney’s internationally famous Disneyland Park was celebrating its “Tencennial,” commemorating its first decade of incredible success. Even after ten years of phenomenal growth in what is now the Anaheim Resort district, there were disparate plots of land and the occasional […]

Welcome to the retro-new HoJo Anaheim!

Hello and welcome to the new HoJo Anaheim website and blog!  My name is Andy Castro —  if my name sounds familiar then you may know me from my now-retired but long-running Dateline Disneyland blog on MiceChat.  Over the course of Dateline Disneyland, I partnered frequently with the HoJo team to bring my readers a […]


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 […]