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1,000 Disney Pieces To Be Auctioned as Disney Collector Sells Home

There are Disney collectors… and then there’s the Rummell Family! They took their love for collecting all things Disney to a whole new level by transforming their home of 23 years into their personal “happiest place on Earth.” With the recent sale of their home fetching $2.24 million, they are putting many of their Disney items up for sale in an auction. That’s right, you’ll have a chance to snag pieces like a Rocket Jets rocket, an Autopia car, and a buggy from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

As shared by OC Register: “Disney collector Scott Rummell just sold the four-bedroom Yorba Linda home that he and his wife, Terry, spent 23 years transforming into their very own “happiest place on Earth.” Assorted ride vehicles, hand-silkscreened attraction posters, and other objects from the 25,000-piece Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom collection infuse almost every corner of the 4,569-square-foot house with playfulness. But none of it comes with the deal — the house fetched $2.24 million with multiple offers six days after listing on April 23.”

Rummell now plans to sell 1,000 pieces this December at a two-day exhibition and sale put on by Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks. He’s hoping to bring in a minimum of $2 million dollars for the Disney items.

So what are a few of the items that will be going up for auction? Some items include four vintage ride vehicles, Rocket Jets rocket, Autopia racer car, and a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride buggy. Want a Skyway gondola? One will be up for auction and is expected to bring in around $600,000.

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“Even though it seems like we’re leaving Disney behind, we’re not,” Rummell says. “We designed our Dana Point house to look like the Disney Beach Club Resort in Orlando. We actually bought art that they had in the lobby and rooms so it has that Disney nautical feel. And so, we’re not leaving Disney completely behind.”

We’ll be keeping an eye on auction details for December as we’re excited to see what pieces will be available to bid on. Would you transform your home into a Disney paradise? It looks like the Disney investment paid off big for this family!

Source: OCRegister

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.