Van Eaton Galleries in California will host “A History of Disneyland & Walt Disney World,” the largest Disneyland and Walt Disney World auction, this Saturday (December 7) and Sunday (December 8).

  • The collection to be offered includes over 1,500 rare items which trace the history of the iconic theme parks and Walt Disney’s vision from inception to present day.
  • Some of the highlights from the auction will include:
    • An extremely rare studio file copy of Walt Disney’s first pitch documents for financing Disneyland park (seen above) including some of his earliest descriptions of what Disneyland would be, as well as a hand-colored map that showed what his park might look like. (Estimate: $10,000-$20,000)
    • Two original animatronic “Tiki Birds” from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” at Walt Disney World. (Estimate $80,000-$100,000)
    • A 1954 Disneyland Plot Plan. (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000)
    • A collection of early construction slides by Marvin Davis. (Estimate: $600-$800)
    • Original hand-painted “Stretch Paintings” from the Haunted Mansions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. (Estimate $100,000-$150,000)
    • An original Space Mountain Ride Vehicle from Disneyland. (Estimate $20,000-$30,000)
    • Original Attraction Posters from Disneyland and Walt Disney World including a rare park-used “People Mover SuperSpeed Tunnel” poster. (Estimate $25,000-$30,000)
    • A General Electric Progressland Architectural Model 1964. (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000)
    • A Walt Disney Signed Disneyland Opening Day Guidebook. (Estimate $7,000-$9,000)
    • A Skyway 1959 Lamppost Attractions sign. (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000)
    • A park used Disneyland Hotel Attraction poster. (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000)
    • Original Charles Boyer 200 millionth guest painting. (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000)

  • This will be the single largest Disney-related auction Van Eaton Galleries has hosted to date with many of the items coming to auction for the very first time.
  • The auctions will begin at 10 AM PT on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.
  • All of the items will be on exhibit up to the day of the auction.
  • You can register to bid in the auction or order a collectible catalog here.


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