Burbank, Calif. (AP) — Fun Disneyland certainly agrees The happiest place on earth will soon be able to bring home more than just souvenirs.
Brought back by an avid collector Disney magic Fans flock to the sprawling 30,000-square-foot (2,800-square-meter) building in Burbank, California. Fans can listen to birds chirping in the enchanted Tiki Room section or giggle at moving ghosts from his Haunted Mansion ride while watching over 1,500 previews. The item will be put up for auction later this month.
Over the past 30 years, Joel Magee has built a collection of over 6,000 items, including costumes from rides like Dumbo and Peter Pan, rare posters, and life-size vehicles, and is finally making some of them available to the public. Ready to publish.
“I’m one of them. Either go big or go home. And if you don’t have the biggest, it’s not the best,” McGee said in a recent interview with the Associated Press as fans moaned about the exhibit. told toMaggie’s is the largest privately owned company Disneyland/Disney Park world collection.
“It’s really exciting. This is the first time all my stuff is in the same room at the same time,” he said.
Maggie is known in the collector industry as a “toy scout” and has amassed a vast collection of toys and Disney items. When he was a kid, he watched “The Wonderful World of Disney” on TV every week, but he had never been to the park. Until then, he said he had never been to the park and had never considered collecting.
“I didn’t have a lot of money at the time. I bought some pieces, and that’s where it all started,” Magee said. “In my travels as a ‘toy scout,’ I’ve met people all over the country, and for the past 25 years, they’ve just brought me everything and it’s here today.”
The items for sale are as small as trading cards and as large as a 1917 Model T van on Disneyland’s original Main Street that McGee claims Walt Disney made himself. Size.
Mike Van Eaton is co-owner of Van Eaton Galleries, which operates auctions. He said some of the most popular items include items from Haunted Mansion attractions, such as the original stretch paint on the iconic ride’s elevator and the “Doom Buggy” ride that guests ride. It says.
“Joel also has the greatest collection of Disney attraction posters in the world. He has posters for all the attractions in the park, and they’re going to do very well,” said Van Eaton. Told.
There are items in every price range, some starting at $50, but most going much higher.
“Some of these items, such as Dumbo rides, can fetch between $200,000 and $300,000. Park trash cans can go for $5,000 or $6,000, and posters start at $50,000. It could be as high as $60,000,” Van Eaton said.
Maggie says it’s hard to pick a favorite from such a huge collection, but she’s very interested in the static props she brings to life.
“The tiki birds were, oh my god, a pile of junk when we got them! “Some of my friends have a lot of work … in that field that has brought back more wonderful lives than you could ever imagine. You can see the magic in the eyes.”
The exhibit runs through July 16th at the Burbank Town Center Mall. The auction he will be held from July 17th to 19th.
https://www.ksby.com/news/california-news/as-1-500-disneyland-collectibles-go-up-for-auction-that-dumbo-car-or-trash-bin-can-be-yours 1,500 Disneyland merchandise to be auctioned this month