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Throughout the weekend at the D23 Expo, a silent auction was held. Valuable pieces from the Disney Parks were sold. Items included ride cars from the Matterhorn and pieces of the construction walls from Disney California Adventure. The auction also sold experiences like riding Big Thunder Mountain with an imagineer when it reopens.
When I went to see the items up for auction, the prices were quite low. I even considered putting my name in for a few items. Later in the weekend when I circled back through the Silent Auction room, I was shocked at how the prices had jumped to infinity and beyond.
Check out the final prices of some the one-of-a-kind items. Also, be sure to sign up for our email list to get more D23 Expo updates.
D23 Expo Silent Auction Items
In the back corner of the image you see the Hollywood Studios Vinyl which went for $3,550. The Hercules Standee cutout went for $300. The Boyer Coming and Going from Disneyland that imitates a famous Norman Rockwell picture went for $500.
This Cars Land Vinylmation is signed by John Lasseter and is dated to the Cars Land’s opening day. John Lasseter did the drawing on Mickey’s head of Lightning McQueen. This Vinylmation sold for $1,200.
The cats Si and Am from Lady and the Tramp were a fan favorite. There was a large bidding war between what must have been two big cat lovers. The final price was $10,000. Granted these cats are bigger than your average tabby.
The Peter Pan lithographs and pin sets pictured above sold for $1,450.
The Disney construction walls pictured above are from Paradise Pier in the newly renovated Disney California Adventure. The Toy Story Construction walls are from the building of Toy Story Midway Mania. The wall panels were all sold individually.
Mickey Mouse wall-$710
Minnie Mouse wall-$710
Pluto wall- $750
Goofy wall- $750
Donald wall- $500
Woody wall- $1,500
Jessie wall- $1,300
Mr. Potato Head wall- $375
There were a variety of Mickey Mouse club pieces for sale including a drum from the show and a large pair of Mouse ears. The Mouse ears that would fit Paul Bunyan sold for $340. That is just a wee bit more than you could buy a pair in the park for. The drum from the show sold for $1,400.
The Robert Olszewski Jungle Cruise and Haunted Mansion models sold for more than a hundred dollars above the price that they are sold for on eBay. The Jungle Cruise sold for $400 while the Haunted Mansion sold for $525.
The Cinderella coach which was originally released in a very limited edition sold for $1,500.
Experiences Sold at the D23 Silent Auction
When the attraction re-opens, ride on Big Thunder Mountain with an Imagineer who is the head of the project – $1,500.
Make candy behind the counter with Disney cast members at Marceline’s Candy Shop in Downtown Disney- $400.
That just about wraps up our coverage of the the D23 Expo Silent Auction. Be sure to signup for our newsletter to get access to coverage.
(Sadly we didn’t get to see the price that the Matterhorn bobsled cars or few other items on the show floor. Here are pictures of all of the other items. If you know the price that the items went for, please Tweet us!)
I was just sent the numbers on the Matterhorn vehicles. They sold for $16,500. Wow!