Despite what starry-eyed Disney-philes strolling through Main Street, USA, might think, you can put a price on Disney magic.
Sure, it would seem almost blasphemous to shatter this glittering reverie; after all, many of us grew up falling under the spell of Cinderella’s Castle, soaring on Space Mountain, or at least watching all the VHS tapes and masquerading as one of those iconic characters for Halloween (you know you did).
When Walt Disney opened the doors of his fantastical theme park on July 17, 1955, even the magic man himself couldn't have foretold a future in which a popcorn bag from that wondrous era could end up going for hundreds of dollars at auction in the Tomorrowland future. Now, however, bewitched collectors of Disneyana have been willing to pay otherworldly prices for a piece of the fairy tale. Many rare and extravagant pieces of Mouse memorabilia have gone from several hundred for brochures and souvenir buttons into the hundreds of thousands, and even millions for one-of-a-kind props and limited-edition memorabilia that vanished in a poof of pixie dust.
Be sure to keep your hands inside the vehicle and have your seatbelt on at all times as our ride through 25 of the priciest prop skeletons, bedazzled castles and animatronic dolls from the Magic Kingdom takes off.