During its heyday, the Peter Pan Motor Lodge was a popular destination for travelers hoping to visit Southern California and spend a day or two at Disneyland which was located one block south of the main entrance to the Magic Kingdom.
Rates in 1957 (May 29 – September 30): Single or Double $13-$16 (with a $2.00 charge for each additional guest. Winter rates (October 1 to May 28th): Single or Double $9.00 – $10.00.
NOTE: Over the years, The Peter Pan Motor Lodge was not the only motel named after the classic children’s story character from the Disney animated feature film Peter Pan (1953).
Two other notable motels were the Peter Pan Motel in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Peter Pan Motel in Santa Cruz, California.
The Peter Pan Motel at 313 Riverside Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA 95060 has become a resident motel for UC Santa Cruz students and other short-term renters.
The Peter Pan Motel at 110 N 13th Street in Las Vegas, NV 89101, just off of Fremont Street, has an eye catching sign of Peter Pan soaring above the business. The Peter Pan Motel opened in 1967 and was closed in 2006 but reopened in 2007 with a new repaired neon sign.
In 2013, Tony Hsieh of Zappos and the Downtown Project acquired the downtown Las Vegas property for $2.8 Million. The two-story 9,628-square-foot building with 39 guest rooms will likely be demolished as part of a redevelopment of the Clark County area.
Other businesses to use Peter Pan in their titles:
Peter Pan Bistro 373 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON
Peter Pan Bus Company, Springfield MA
Peter Pan Cafe 46 Pleasant St Easthampton, MA 01027
Peter Pan Diner Route 40 & 13 New Castle DE
Peter Pan Diner Bay Shore Rd. Bay Shore, NY 11706
Peter Pan Diner 1216 East Oakland Park Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
Peter Pan Donuts 727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Peter Pan Inn Corner of Rt. 355 and 80 Urbana, MD
Peter Pan Mobile Home Park 1100 W Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA 90220
Peter Pan Motel 1227 North Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach , FL 32118 (386) 252-588
Peter Pan Motel Rt 3 East Rutherford NJ, 07073 Bergen County
Peter Pan Motel 5697 Vermont Route 9 Bennington VT 05201-949
Peter Pan Motel, Moncton, N.B., Canada, PU-1970
Peter Pan Motel, New Glasgow , Nova Scotia , Canada
Peter Pan Motor Hotel 620 W. Main Street Mesa AZ
Peter Pan Park at the corner of West Kansas Ave & South Congress St, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Peter Pan Park in College Park, GA 30337 (near Hapeville)
Peter Pan Restaurant 373 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Peter Pan Woodland Club, Big Bear City CA
Another namesake for Peter Pan is an attraction at the Walt Disney World in Florida named “Peter Pan’s Flight“. It takes audiences on a flight over London with Peter Pan aboard a magical pirate ship to Never Land.
NOTE: Peter Pan first appeared in a novel by James M. Barrie called “Little White Bird” (1902). His exploits continued in the books “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens” (1906), and “Peter and Wendy” (1911). Peter Pan’s companion in Never Land was a pixie fairy named Tinker Bell.
In Weatherford, Texas, there is a statue of actress Mary Martin dressed as Peter Pan, the boy who never wanted to grow up.
Peter Pan Motor Lodge
2029 S. Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802