Game Room at the Contemporary Hotel
Does anyone remember the huge arcade on the lobby level of the Contemporary Hotel? It was where the little food court is now. It was monstrous - the far wall was lined in pinball machines, the far left-hand wall was the biggest shooting gallery I'd ever seen (it was a haunted house; I loved making the skeleton in the doorway dance), and about 10 ice-hockey tables in the middle. There were so many cool games - Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Frogger, Dig-Dug...I spent God knows how many quarters in there!
It also housed the first Disney caricature artist - at least there wasn't any at any of the hotels, and if you wanted a caricature, you went to this place. He used to draw just big heads in profile with little bodies, and he did them on transparent slides using a black felt-tip pen. He drew them on an overhead projector, so you didn't have to crowd around and watch; you could just stand back and look at the projected image. I still have my caricature, even though I was only 12 at the time; it shows me playing the piano, and everyone in the audience is sound asleep.
Does anyone else remember this arcade?