The First Disneyland Map ever Created, Extraordinary Pre-Opening Disneyland Artifacts, an Original Autopia Car, and Other Original Disney Props, Artwork, and Souvenirs, Highlight the Auction Celebrating Remarkable Moments in Disneyland History.

Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s leading animation artwork and collectibles galleries, located in Sherman Oaks, California, has announced the “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” auction to take place Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Van Eaton Galleries, located at 13613 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, California, starting at 10am PT.  Walt Disney’s Disneyland is an extraordinary auction devoted to the history of Disneyland and features rare and remarkable items from some of the finest collections in the world including Walt Disney’s original 1953 Disneyland map and nearly 1,000 other iconic, exceptional Disney artifacts.

The auction will feature approximately 1000 rare items including many items that the public has never seen before. For over 60 years, Disneyland has influenced popular culture and built generations of loyal fans. The rare Disneyland memorabilia offered in this auction shows how early park items, from simple souvenirs to actual props and artwork, are currently among the most sought after collectibles in the world.

The highlights include the original Disneyland map created by Walt Disney and Herb Ryman that secured the initial funding for Disneyland in 1953 (Estimate: $700,000-$900,000), an original ride vehicle from “Autopia” (Estimate: $18,000-$20,000), an original model of Michael Jackson from the “Captain EO” attraction (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), and an original bench used in Fantasyland (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Original ride vehicle from “Autopia” 

Original bench used in Fantasyland

An original model of Michael Jackson from the “Captain EO” attraction

Rare poster from the Grand Opening of the “Haunted Mansion” attraction

Other highlights include an extremely rare poster from the Grand Opening of the “Haunted Mansion” attraction (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), an original concept drawing used to make the “Snow White’s Scary Adventures” ride vehicles (Estimate: $1,200-$1,500), a rare original poster from the “Matterhorn Bobsleds” attraction (Estimate $3,000-$4,000), a section of carpet from Walt Disney’s apartment in Disneyland (Estimate: $700-$1,000), and an extremely rare opening-day Disneyland Guide Book signed by Walt Disney (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000)

“The auction will feature some of the rarest Disneyland items ever brought to auction,” said Mike Van Eaton, co-founder of Van Eaton Galleries. “This collection begins in 1953 with the first Disneyland map ever created, and spans the over 60-year history of Disneyland as well as Walt Disney World, EPCOT, and the other Disney parks around the world. There are rare pieces that the public has never seen before, and the fact that these original artifacts still exist is a true testament to the appreciation and admiration that the general public has for Walt Disney and his parks.”

Other highlights of the auction include rare cast member clothing, vintage park souvenirs, original signs, contracts, magazines, and memorabilia from the earliest of days of the Disneyland Parks.

The complete collection can be viewed in person at Van Eaton Galleries beginning June 2nd, 2017 and online at


June 2nd , 2017 through June 24th, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

June 25th, 2017  10 a.m. PST

At Van Eaton Galleries 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423

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Catalogs for “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” can be purchased at

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