You may remember that last month, we told you about the much-anticipated Walt Disney’s Disneyland auction that would take place in Los Angeles on June 25, 2017. Walt Disney’s original hand-drawn map of Disneyland was likely the most sought after piece and it has sold to one lucky bidder for a whopping $708,000. The auction displayed approximately 1,000 other rare Disney artifacts as well.
“As we had expected, this extraordinary Disneyland map sold for an outstanding price. After some pretty exciting bidding the map sold for $708,000,” said Mike Van Eaton, Co-Owner of Van Eaton Galleries. “We are beyond thrilled that the map will continue to be appreciated and cherished just like it has been for all these years.”
Forbes reports that the auction also included a rare Haunted Mansion hitchhiking ghost animatronic shirt, a Walt Disney World Railroad Conductor costume, Haunted Mansion costume, Indiana Jones Adventure female and male wardrobe designs, a Star Tours male costume, a Tiki Room cast member blouse, and a Walt Disney World Guest Relations costume.
Other remarkable pieces up for auction included an original ride vehicle from Autopia, an original model of Michael Jackson from the Captain EO attraction, an extremely rare poster from the Grand Opening of the Haunted Mansion attraction, an original poster from the Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction, a section of carpet from Walt Disney’s apartment in Disneyland and an extremely rare opening-day Disneyland Guide Book signed by Walt Disney himself.