The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks and Resorts division.

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Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988.

The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.

At the time, Linkletter was hesitant about the prospects of the park (only ruefully years later to walk along the sidewalk in front of the property while telling himself with each step "And that's another million I missed out on").

So Disney then sought out and negotiated a deal with Jack Wrather and his business partner Maria Helen Alvarez under which Wrather-Alvarez Productions would own and operate a hotel called the Disneyland Hotel across the street from Disneyland.

Wrather refused to sell, just as he had refused Walt Disney many years before.

Wrather died two months after Eisner took over at Disney, and in 1988, after Wrather's widow Bonita Granville died, Disney bought the entire Wrather company.

But Disney's financial resources were significantly depleted by the construction of the park.

Initially he tried to interest his friend Art Linkletter in building the hotel but Linkletter declined.

The loss of hotel rooms was offset with the opening of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel in 2001, but many of the restaurants and amenities that existed prior to 1999 were never replaced.