Happy September everyone! 🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎
Disneyland - Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (by Tom.Bricker)
You can spot one of the original Midget Autopia cars in Disneyland- note the two steering wheels!
You’ve probably already been on the Autopia in Disneyland, but have you heard of the Midget Autopia? In the 50s, Disneyland had three Autopias: Tomorrowland Autopia, Junior Autopia, and Midget Autopia. Midget Autopia was for little kids- see how there were two steering wheels?
Another classic Disneyland ride vehicle- the Autopia car! Here’s Walt in one in 1957.
Alice in Wonderland Harmony Kingdom figurine and vintage ad.
Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar ride vehicle *trinket box* (yay) by Olszewski. I think it sells for about $30.
Aerial view of Alice in Wonderland- I’m guessing from the 60’s based on the look of the picnic tables in the background- they look like a little flower garden. Look at those cute little caterpillars…
Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar ride vehicles- a work of art in itself!
(Source: Flickr / normlanier)
Top: Replica Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Motorcar- by Kevin Kidney + Jody Daily
Bottom R: Mr. Toad attraction car from the Profiles in History auction. This is an original attraction car from D-land, used in the park from 1955-1997.
The Jungle Cruise boats are immediately recognizable by anyone who’s ever ridden in one. Each boat has a name (and a story).
Top: Walt with a model of the original boats, and a model of the “Congo Queen,” by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. LE 1000, released in 2005.
Bottom: The more rugged version of the boat, based off the original design by Disney artist Harper Goff, who modeled other Disneyland attraction vehicles. This model is also by Kidney and Daily, the “Amazon Belle,” LE 500, $225, released in 2010.
Another amazing ride vehicle, from one of my favorites! This is from Peter Pan’s Flight in Disneyland. It sold at the D23 2011 live auction, and
I’m guessing it cost a pretty penny I was right- it sold for $30,000 in 2011.
I’ve always loved Disney ride vehicles- they’re pieces of art in themselves. These two were sold at the D23 silent auction this weekend- I’m not sure how much they went for… sure it was a lot!
The top is the old tandem Matterhorn bobsleds, the bottom is the taxi from Mike and Sully to the Rescue (I’m 98% sure they were also the limos from the Hollywood limousine ride that was bulldozed to make way for the new ride).