Time for a look at the Space Age Lodge located near the South Entrance to Disneyland. Take me to your leader… Why to I have a sudden craving for Quisp?
Moon Level Luxury… Down to Earth Prices… The “Space Age Lodge” still exists today albeit with a different name and a few remodels under its belt. It’s now called the “Best Western Pavilions” and even though it’s a budget motel, it gets some pretty good reviews. In this current exterior photo (link) you can still see some of the old under the new. The lobby looks great now (link) but you can tell its still got its old door and windows.
The Moon House if definitely gone, but the pool is still there (link) and now sports a Jacuzzi! I wonder if anyone notices the pool is in the shape of the “Friendship Seven” space capsule? The Supersonic Rocketmobile has been replaced with a standard shuttle bus, how boring.
New styrene lighting, daring new interior colors! The “Motel of Tomorrow” looks like this today (link) notice the ½ height walls dividing the room from the bathroom area are still there, but the lovely "Space bubble dividers" are gone!
The Motel currently has a Denny’s Restaurant; I would guess it’s in this same spot as the “Coffee Shop” used to be. I’m going to check this place out on my next trip to the park, seems likes it's worth a closer look.
This October 1963 Ticket Book came with the Space Age Brochure, but I’m not sure the flyer is from 1963, does anyone know when it opened?
A nicely ½ faded E ticket!
I believe the Swiss Family Tree House would be the newest attraction on the list. Yes the Enchanted Tiki Room was opened a few months earlier, but for the first year or so, Walt personally owned the Tiki Room and it required its own special tickets (link).
Does ANYTHING at Disneyland Cost $3.95? Churro’s and Cokes excluded…