Disneyland's first colour map fetches £556000 at auction

Disneyland's first colour map fetches £556000 at auction

Disneyland's first colour map fetches £556000 at auction

Someone paid $708,000 for a map of the California theme park that was drawn by Walt Disney.

A 1953 map of Disneyland created by Walt Disney and Herb Ryman, which will be sold at Van Eaton Auctions and is estimated to fetch betwee $750,000 and $1 million.

The two artists created the map over the space of a weekend in September 1953 so that Walt's brother, Roy Disney could present the concept to potential backers in NY. However, it is still thought to be the most expensive Disney map ever sold.

The first Disneyland Resort was built in Anaheim, California, on a 100-acre vehicle park site.

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The map was personally annotated by the creator of Mickey Mouse, and reveals a picture of Walt Disney's vision for the theme park, built in 1955.

It clearly shows the layout of the park with the now iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle and railroad, and sections for Fantasy Land, Land of Tomorrow, and Frontier Land.

The artefact was hidden away for over 60 years after the children's cartoon creator gifted it to a production assistant.

While 700k is a lot of money to blow, whoever bought the map, which was first acquired from a Disney employee by collector Ron Clark 40 years ago, got a good deal, as the auctioneers were hoping it would fetch around $900,000. "It's a very important piece in Disneyland history", he said.

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