An original roller coaster car from the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland is featured on the second day of the upcoming Disneyland: The First 65 Years event, presented by Van Eaton Galleries. Space Mountain debuted in 1977 as Disneyland’s second roller coaster. It also expanded the offerings at the park’s Tomorrowland. The car available in this auction was restored by collector Kevin Doherty in the 1990s to include Boston Acoustic speakers and new padded vinyl seats.
This second session of the Disneyland event offers nearly 600 lots from Disney Parks’ history. Fans of the Haunted Mansion can consider an original stretching portrait from the attraction. This is one of the early, hand-painted pictures for the ride. Later examples were printed instead. In this portrait, a woman sits atop the grave of her late husband, George.
Also representing the Haunted Mansion is a tombstone prop used near the exit. Tombstones located in this area were normally humorous homages to the park’s Imagineers. The one exception, though, is this tombstone, which bears the name “Phineas Pock.” The character was supposed to be the mansion’s host, appearing in early promotional materials for the attraction before the idea was canceled. This tombstone remained in the Haunted Mansion until 1978 when a park employee gave it away as a gift. Those interested in this or any other piece can register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Pop Culture (596)
# of Lots:596
Price Range:$100 - $100,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Original Haunted Mansion Stretching Portrait|| Estimate: |
|Original Space Mountain Attraction Vehicle|| Estimate: |
|Original It's a Small World Animatronic Doll|| Estimate: |
|Original Phineas Pock Haunted Mansion Tombstone Prop|| Estimate: |
|It's a Small World Wait Time Sign|| Estimate: |