Auction of Disney Memorabilia Includes Animatronic 'It’s a Small World' Doll

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Attention Disney fans: Van Eaton Galleries has announced they will be auctioning off over 1000 Disneyland artifacts, including a rare item the likes of which has never been seen on the auction block before. An original figure from the “It’s a Small World” ride, estimated to go for $80,000 to $90,000, is the first complete Disneyland audio-animatronic doll ever offered for sale.

"It's a Small World" doll. Image credit: Van Eaton Galleries.

In addition to the souvenir from one of Disney’s most iconic attractions, the auction will feature other pieces of memorabilia from early in the park’s history. An original stretch painting from the “Haunted Mansion” is expected to go for $30,000 to $40,000, a devil prop from “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” for $8,000 to $10,000, and an animatronic sparrow from the “Enchanted Tiki Room" is pegged at $35,000 to $45,000. The list of items also includes original ride models, costumes, concept art, attraction posters, and a piece of carpet from Walt Disney’s apartment in the park.

Walt's apartment. Image credit: Van Eaton Galleries.

Bidding is scheduled to take place online and in person at the Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles on November 19. Van Eaton regularly hosts Disney-centric auctions, so if you aren't able to bid on a piece of history from the park this November, there’s always next time. Meanwhile, the public is invited to browse the collection at their gallery from now until auction day.

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