Auctioning off The Disney Parks
Scrolling through the news late Friday night, and although each and every time I tell myself I won’t, I fell into the usual clickbait trap and pulled up the most popular and most trending articles (well played Yahoo). My 1:00AM eyes have played tricks on me in the past and it wasn’t until I had started reading about a massive auction featuring memorabilia from Disneyland that I knew this wasn’t a trick. An auction titled “That’s From Disneyland” will go off this month, and reading about the hundreds of items collector Richard Kraft is set to put up for sale got me to wondering about the subject of price. Just how much should one expect to pay for an original “Dumbo” ride vehicle?
Richard Kraft’s insanely massive collection certainly holds plenty of Disneyland history, although he isn’t the only purchaser who has made strides to collect pieces of Disney Parks history. Did you know that most extinct or dismantled Disneyland and Disney World attractions end up on auction room floors? When the big Sorcerer Mickey’s hand was removed from Spaceship Earth a few years back, the pieces were sold at auction. After Imagineers sifted through the props and sets from The Great Movie Ride, the unwanted pieces…you guessed it…went to auction!
So let’s get back to the original question; just how much do you have to shell out to bring the Disney Parks home with you? First, we’ll look at the items that will go up for auction later this month and explore their expected price points- just in case you want to submit a bid!
“That’s From Disneyland” Auction Asking Prices
- Dumbo The Flying Elephant- $150,000
- Submarine Voyage Sea Serpent- $30,000-$70,000
- Disneyland Skyway original bucket car- $6,000
- It’s a small world doll- $8,000
- The Enchanted Tiki Room (Jose)- $50,000-$70,000
- Main Street Vehicle- $50,000
Real People, Real Prices
The ‘news’ of this impending auction is big, especially when you consider the scope, history, and variety of items Kraft will be selling off. Like I said before though, this is certainly not the first rodeo- I mean, Disney Parks auction- and for years fans and collectors alike have been showing up at auctions across the country to get their hands on a piece of Disney merchandise. Let’s see what some of these items have sold for! Will you be adding any to your collection?
- Tower of Terror Key Holder- sold for $12,650
- TV From Tower of Terror- sold for $13,800
- Matterhorn Embroidered Patch- sold for $375
- Original Club 33 Table- sold for $1,200
- Imagineer-drawn concept for Peter Pan’s Flight- sold for $5,175
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