Vintage Disneyland Map Sells For Over $700K

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Disney Characters at Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California

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Disneyland has been a source of joy and inspiration to the world for over 65 years, being home to countless memories for the young and the young at heart. With timeless classic attractions like Peter Pan’s FlightPirates of the CaribbeanThe Haunted Mansion, and “it’s a small world,” iconic dining offerings, and the chance to meet the Mouse that started it all, it is no wonder why Disneyland is The Happiest Place On Earth.

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While many of us collect pins, Mickey or Minnie ears, Spirit Jerseys, or any other Disney memorabilia, some enjoy adding more exclusive items to their collections. This can go anywhere from limited edition art pieces to carts and memorabilia from classic Disneyland attractions and, of course, bits of Disneyland history.

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Such was the case of an original map of Disneyland that sold for $708,000 in an auction in 2017, as Kait (@kaitkillebrew) shared in a video on her TikTok account. Kait explains that this iconic map was created by Walt Disney and Herb Ryman in 1953. They needed a visual representation of what they had planned for the Anaheim Park to convince ABC and other networks to potentially sponsor the project.

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The minimum bid on this prized piece of Disneyland history was $500,000, and although it fell short of the $900,000 it was expected to fetch, it’s still believed to be the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold. The highly anticipated Walt Disney’s Disneyland auction was held by Van Eaton Galleries on June 25, 2017, featuring nearly 1,000 other iconic, exceptional Disney artifacts.

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♬ Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah  – Swing & Sway With Sammy Kaye With The Three Kaydets

While many of us would like to own a piece of Disneyland history such as this map, not all of us can afford that whooping price tag. Fortunately, we can always pick up a free Disneyland guide map on our next visit.

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At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. At Disneyland, Guests can now enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk or green milk, meet their favorite characters from the Star Wars franchise, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

Boba Fett and Fennec at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge
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The Happiest Place On Earth has many entertainment offerings for Guests to enjoy during their visit. At Disney California Adventure, Guests can enjoy the fantastic World of Color in Paradise Gardens Park. And at Disneyland Park, Guests can enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade and Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular as they light up the night. They can also enjoy several daily presentations of the live musical The Tale of the Lion King at the Fantasyland Theatre, which recently resumed its regular schedule.

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Plus, there is so much to see and do at Disney California Adventure Park! Guests can enjoy Buena Vista Street as they walk the roads Walt had in Hollywood, enjoy a hand-dipped corn dog at Award Wieners, and Head to Cars Land to enjoy the neon signage and Radiator Springs Racers. Fans of the MCU can visit Avengers Campus and join their favorite superhero on exciting missions on WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Guests can also enjoy the Pixar Pal-A-Round on a swinging or non-swinging gondola, learn to fly at Goofy’s Sky School, rock on the Silly Symphony Swings, and catch Jack-Jack on Incredicoaster! The list of rides and attractions never ends!

Shang Chi at Avengers Campus
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What do you think of this iconic map’s price? Do you own any expensive Disneyland souvenirs? Let us know in the comments below!

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