Lot #809
Disneyland Skyway Attraction Vehicle Yellow #3

Original gondola from Disneyland's iconic Skyway, signed by Imagineer icon Bob Gurr
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Estimate: $200000+

Description

Original gondola from Disneyland's iconic Skyway, signed by Imagineer icon Bob Gurr

(Disneyland, 1965) Beginning in 1965 and until the attraction's closure in 1994, these rectangular buckets could be seen ferrying passengers across Disneyland. With its sleek look and shape, this "Skyway" bucket is a perfect lounging area for within the home or in the backyard. This #3 vehicle, in its rich yellow paint, measures approximately 68″ wide, 48″ deep, and 76″ tall. Includes an image of the actual #3 bucket in operation at Disneyland. The bucket was signed on the top ledge by Disney Imagineer great, Bob Gurr, the creator of the Skyway Bucket. A legendary amusement ride designer, Gurr designed most, if not all, of Disneyland's original rides, including Autopia, The Haunted Mansion, the Disneyland Monorail, the Submarine Voyage, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

The bucket was sold via Disney Auctions in the 1990s; the bucket’s exterior was completely repainted to capture its original glory. In very good park-used condition, with minor wear throughout. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Disney Auctions, 1990. In 2018, a blue Skyway bucket set the record for the highest price ever paid for a Disneyland attraction prop when it achieved a $621,000 result. This piece will be shipped from California; the buyer is responsible for all associated costs.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #637 - Ended June 15, 2022