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Anonymous bidder buys Walt Disney’s original Disneyland map for $708,000

Anonymous bidder buys Walt Disney's original disneyland map for $708,000

Walt Disney’s original vision for Disneyland in the form of a hand drawn map has been sold to an anonymous bidder for $708,000.

The Disneyland map, created by Walt Disney and Herb Ryman in 1953, had only recently been rediscovered.

Walt's original concept disneyland map expected to fetch $1 million at auction

It was auctioned by Van Eaton Galleries on behalf of collector, Ron Clark, who acquired it from a former Disney employee 40 years ago.

The final sale price fell short of the auction estimate which suggested a figure closer to the $1 million mark. However, it is still thought to be the most expensive Disney map ever sold.

Mike Van Eaton, Co-Owner of Van Eaton Galleries, said the auction house was ‘beyond thrilled’ with the sale which produced some ‘pretty excited bidding’.

Image courtesy Van Eaton Galleries

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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