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  • [Question] What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

    Do you think they will sell them? I would definately been interested in buying one. If not, what do you suppose they will do with them?

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    Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

    they should really open up a disney archives museum and take items like these and put them on display. its another way to increase revenue ....
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      Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

      Originally posted by QueenBee View Post
      they should really open up a disney archives museum and take items like these and put them on display. its another way to increase revenue ....
      I've thought the same thing. Maybe a walk through type of thing, located inside a big warehouse (themed of course) or sound stage, with dioramas and plaques showing the history of the particular ride vehicle, attraction prop etc.

      I would definitely pay to stroll through such a place, and with todays fan interest in vintage Disney(land) artifacts and history, it would probably do pretty well if they did it right.

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      • #4
        Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

        I'm guessing the Disney museum might ask for one.
        I believe in the past they've done e-bay or special events to sell items.
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          Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

          I've seen a Skyway ride vehicle sitting upstairs in the hallway at the TDA - They have a few things including an older Autopia car and I think Dumbo hanging from the ceiling at the TDA Cafeteria (Eat Ticket) but how cool would it be to own one of the old bobsleds. Seems like they use stuff like that to adorn their own backstage world which is kind of cool.
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            Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

            Simple: scrap them. Sure one or two might survive and be auctioned off but the rest are gonna be cut up and trashed.


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            • #7
              Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

              Originally posted by Twist1234 View Post
              Simple: scrap them. Sure one or two might survive and be auctioned off but the rest are gonna be cut up and trashed.
              Probably the sad reality of it.

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                Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                Originally posted by whitestrat View Post
                Probably the sad reality of it.
                I fail to see how cars being scrapped is sad, it's not like the Matterhorn is getting replaced by a Phineas and Ferb ride or some other BS.


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                  Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                  I've seen a lot of stuff on eBay over the years. They even sold one of the keel boats on eBay. I know people who have or do own ride vehicles. In fact, at the D23 Expo we had ride vehicles in our booth, and in the booth next to us they were selling some different ones. They also auctioned off a ride vehicle there.

                  I'd love to see some of the bobsled on eBay. Not that I could afford to own them, but it would still be cool.




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                    Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                    Where exactly do they auction off the red head?

                    I'd like to make an offer!
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                    • #11
                      Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                      Originally posted by Twist1234 View Post
                      I fail to see how cars being scrapped is sad, it's not like the Matterhorn is getting replaced by a Phineas and Ferb ride or some other BS.
                      I totally agree with the Phineas and Ferb thing, Yikes!

                      My thought is that history has shown that Disney artifacts, especially ride vehicles and attraction props, artwork, etc. always have some kind of value somewhere. Be it cash, historical, or educational.

                      Disneyland has been a prime example of things being discarded or destroyed in the name of progress (which I'm not against btw) only to later be lamented by fans, historians, and Disney itself. Tony Baxter has talked a lot about that very fact.

                      If you happened to read that story, and the related links recently about the original Snow White dark ride mural, it's just a shame that such a fantastic piece of art is gone forever.
                      For all we know, Mary Blair's beautiful tile murals in Tomorrowland have suffered the same fate, along with countless other amazing pieces of art and arcitecture from a truly original, groundbreaking, and iconic piece of American history.

                      It just seems that the Disney co. is well aware of it's rich and storied past, and the public interest it generates, and will continue to generate.
                      It would just be nice if they would learn from hindsight, and not let some of they're greatest treasures be turned to rubble and landfill in the name of progress.

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                        Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                        Originally posted by whitestrat View Post
                        I totally agree with the Phineas and Ferb thing, Yikes!

                        My thought is that history has shown that Disney artifacts, especially ride vehicles and attraction props, artwork, etc. always have some kind of value somewhere. Be it cash, historical, or educational.

                        Disneyland has been a prime example of things being discarded or destroyed in the name of progress (which I'm not against btw) only to later be lamented by fans, historians, and Disney itself. Tony Baxter has talked a lot about that very fact.

                        If you happened to read that story, and the related links recently about the original Snow White dark ride mural, it's just a shame that such a fantastic piece of art is gone forever.
                        For all we know, Mary Blair's beautiful tile murals in Tomorrowland have suffered the same fate, along with countless other amazing pieces of art and arcitecture from a truly original, groundbreaking, and iconic piece of American history.

                        It just seems that the Disney co. is well aware of it's rich and storied past, and the public interest it generates, and will continue to generate.
                        It would just be nice if they would learn from hindsight, and not let some of they're greatest treasures be turned to rubble and landfill in the name of progress.
                        This is true however these aren't the original bobsleds so nothing of value was really lost.


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                          Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                          Originally posted by Twist1234 View Post
                          Simple: scrap them. Sure one or two might survive and be auctioned off but the rest are gonna be cut up and trashed.
                          I kinda doubt it. They have a new auction site online for CM's only where they have been selling some stuff like this. Old signage, the red london phone booth from over by the Disneyland Hotel.
                          if anything could have been scrapped it would have been that phone booth - its not really that unique but it sold - I think if there is money to be made, then stuff will be sold. They are smart enough to know what they have.

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                            Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                            I would think they sell them and keep some. every once in a while you will see a ride vehicle for sale on EBAY. the two more recent ones I can recall is a POTC boat for 15k and a WDW Mr. Toad ride vehicle for 8k. For fun I will go on ebay and type disney thne sort from highest price and go down the list lol
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                              Re: What will Disneyland do with the old bobsleds?

                              Originally posted by biggsworth View Post
                              For fun I will go on ebay and type disney thne sort from highest price and go down the list lol
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