From now until August 26, you can have a chance to bring home a little something from the Happiest Place on Earth. And by little something, I mean a People Mover. Or a Doombuggy. Or an actual animatronic parrot from one of the iconic attractions of Disneyland.
For a limited time, Disneyland is for sale, and not just mouse ears and churros. But discarded chariots from long ago attractions, retired figures that once sang and welcomed guests to the part and pieces of history kept safe and sound from the ravishes of time.
“That’s From Disneyland!: A Pop Up Exhibit and Auction” is available to visit and purchase for a limited amount of time for the general public. Located in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, the auction and exhibit is the work of Disney aficionado Richard Kraft. Mourning the passing of his brother several decades prior, Kraft began collecting items from Disneyland as a tribute to his sibling and the place they both loved.
Before he knew it, the collection grew to leaps and bounds. From figures and collectibles to portions of the actual rides, Kraft’s personal Disneyland collection began to rival the park itself as it filled with one large-scale wonder after another.
But as with the passage of time comes the healing of old wounds, and Kraft has decided to release his treasures upon the world. Through Von Easton Galleries, Kraft has set up a “5-week bon voyage” party as a way to share the beauty and history of Disneyland.
Here is a small glimpse at a few of the highlights from this trove of treasures:
The “D” from the Disneyland Hotel
The larger-than-life letter that hung on the hotel town in 1963 until the makeover in 1999 can now be yours
Price: $25,000 – $30,000
Character Parking Lot Signs
Losing your car and roaming the vast space of the Disneyland parking lot was once all part of the Disney experience. These adorable blue signs from yesteryear were there to help your find your auto, or at least keep you searching within a single area.
Price: $200 – $500
Disneyland Ticket Booth
Set this up in the front of your house and begin charging admission for dinner
Price: $10,000 – $15,000
Vintage Attraction Posters galore
Advertising early attractions, rides and must-see throughout the park
Price: $900 – $10,000 (depends on uniqueness and quality of the poster)
Jose the Parrot from The Enchanted Tiki Room
The colorful host of the Dole Whip palace that offered charming songs and air conditioning.
Price: $50,000 – $75,000
Pipe Organ from the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
Before it was Tarzan’s digs, the treehouse on the edge of Adventureland belonged to Disney’s former first family, the Robinsons. Now you can own the original organ from the treehouse hangout before the redesign.
Price: $4,000 – $6,000
Original Sign from Bear Country Jamboree Playhouse
Retired from Disneyland to make room for the Winnie the Pooh ride, the playhouse sign let guests know they were deep into Bear Country.
Price: $18,000 – $20,000
Door and Doombuggy from The Haunted Mansion
Grim grinning ghosts couldn’t wait to meet you, knocking down doors in the haunted hallways of the mansion attraction. Now you can own one of your own.
Price: $5,000 – $7,000
Want more than a door? How about your very own Doombuggy? But don’t pull down on the handlebar. The Ghost Host will do that for you
Price: $50,000 – $70,000
Peter Pan’s Flight Vehicle
No trip to Disneyland is complete without a visit to Neverland. And now you can board a pirate ship vehicle of your own.
It will look great in any living room. Don’t worry about asking your spouse. I’m sure it’s fine.
Price $75,000 – $100,000
(All images courtesy of “That’s From Disneyland!” auction catalog, available here)