Disney Memorabilia Auction Features Rare Disneyland Items

by | Jun 5, 2022 | Disneyland, DLR News, News Outside the Parks, WDW Blog, WDW News

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Got a spare couple tens of thousands of dollars lying around? If you were the highest bidder in this recent Disney memorabilia auction, you could’ve turned your backyard into a mini Disneyland.

Hosted by Heritage Auctions, the auction featured 45,000 (yes, you read that right!) pieces from a Disney park collection belonging to Scott and Terry Rummell.

Want to know what the big ticket items in their Disney memorabilia auction sold for? Or just feeling nostalgic for all things vintage Disneyland? Keep scrolling for the photos. 

Ride Vehicles In The Disney Memorabilia Auction

Park-Used Original Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Vehicle c. 1993

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride buggy from the Disney memorabilia auction

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

An authentic buggy from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride that’s been repainted and restored (the headlights really work!). This one dates back to 1993 and was sold for a whopping $87,000! Yeesh. We’ll have to stick to showing our allegiance to Mr. Toad with the more affordable offerings at Friar’s Nook (remember THAT burger?). Sold For: $87,000

Park-Used Original Skyway Gondola c. 1965

Skyway Gondola from the Disney memorabilia auction

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Dating back to 1965, this Skyway Gondola is a rarity. Not only are these vehicles difficult for collectors to find (especially with all its pieces), but this one was likely used at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Sold For: $162,000

Complete Park-Used Original Autopia Car c. 1967

Vintage Autopia car from the Disney memorabilia auction

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Autopia is constantly reinventing itself with new vehicles. That’s what’s so cool about seeing this 1967 model. While it may not be functional anymore, it does comes with an original Autopia Mark VII insignia. Sold For: $180,000

Park-Used Original Rocket Jets Vehicle c. 1967

Rocket Jets vehicle from the Disneyland memorabilia auction

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

If you were a kid and aspiring astronaut in the late 1960s, you probably rode Disneyland’s Rocket Jets attraction.

Rainbow Caverns Mine Train Bell with Park-Used Stand c. 1956

Rainbow Caverns Mine Train bell from the Disneyland memorabilia auction

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Definitely not a ride vehicle, but this bell was used on one. It was originally found on the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train attraction in Frontierland and later as a decoration on a Disneyland food court when the original attraction closed.

Vintage Signage From The Disney Memorabilia Auction

Park-Used Pirates of the Caribbean Wait Time Sign c. 1967-1970s

Vintage Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean sign

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Dead men tell no tales, but if you were able to score this vintage Pirates of the Caribbean sign, you know you’d be telling everyone you know. Psst! You know the ride is reopening at Disneyland soon, right?

Disneyland Original Club 33 Sign c. 1967

Vintage Disneyland Club 33 sign

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

The secret’s out on this one! A sign from Disneyland’s exclusive and secretive members-only club was also included in the Disney memorabilia auction.

Enchanted Tiki Room Next Show Sign c. 1980s

Vintage Enchanted Tiki Room sign

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

The perfect decoration for a Disney fan’s summer pool party. All that’s missing are the animatronic birds and flowers.

Park-Used Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue Sign c. 1990s

Vintage Big Thunder Ranch sign

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Speaking of summer parties, what about a barbecue? This vintage sign shows what Big Thunder Ranch was serving back in the 1990s.

Miscellaneous Items Up For Auction

Sleeping Beauty Castle-Displayed Mickey Mouse Banner c. 1970s

Vintage Disneyland castle banner

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

This banner was originally hung on the Sleeping Beauty Castle. This is one banner in a series that originally included banners of the rest of the Fab Five.

Coca-Cola Cup Sleeve with 22 Wax Paper Cups c. 1969-1970s

Vintage Disneyland Coca-Cola cups

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Yes, they’re cups. But they’re vintage Disneyland cups. Bet you won’t find these at Club Cool.

1956 Disneyland Ticket Book

Vintage Disneyland Ticket Book from the Disney memorabilia auction

Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Imagine “A Day at Disneyland” for the low, low price of  … $2.50. Wouldn’t it be nice if the park still accepted these attraction tickets? The current Walt Disney World ticket prices aren’t cheap, after all!

Anything From This Disney Memorabilia Auction Catch Your Eye?

Are you getting major FOMO from any of these auction items? While these collectibles have already been scooped up (at those prices!?), we’ll stick to window shopping. Our wallets will be much happier for it.

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Written by Natasha Szostak

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Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.
Natasha Szostak

Written by Natasha Szostak

Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.