Friday, May 9, 2008

Before...

Before Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel... Before the Disneyland Pacific Hotel... Before the Pan Pacific Hotel... Before the Emerald Hotel... Before... well, I don't know what was there in the 1970s into the mid-1980s, but on November 6, 1968 there was an "Estate Liquidation" of much of that property now owned by Disney. Wonderbowl, Inc. sounds like one of those companies that made the area look like a "second-rate Las Vegas." Too bad the aerial photo is so useless. (It's from the October 29, 1968 Los Angeles Times, in case somebody out there has the original!)

2 comments:

MUSEUM OF THE OBSOLETE said...

PARCEL 2

WONDERBOWL

R I P

WONDERBOWL circa 1959

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I wonder what the final bids were? What's on those parcels now, parking & paradise hotel? Too bad the photo is so washed out; micro-film was not kind to half-tone newspaper photos!