I have some pretty cool collectibles, and I’m always amazed by what comes up on ebay these days. Just in November I took a boat ride up Crystal River on Florida’s Nature Coast and saw tied to a dock behind someone’s house one of the original Swan Boats that used to ply the waters between the Swan and Dolphin Hotels. I asked a local about it, and it turns out the boat was owned by a local real estate agent with ties to Disney that had bought the Swan Boat at an auction. Naturally I got pictures and tweeted it out. I thought about that boat again when the article below caught my eye. The hunger people have for Disney collectibles, especially he truly unique and unusual ones, is almost insatiable. I never stop being amazed! Even the old Fort Wilderness Train was bought and restored by fans. It feels good to know we are not the only obsessive Disney Geeks out there, doesn’t it? What is the coolest collectible you’ve heard of? What is the coolest you have?
See Ya real Soon,
Here’s the article I happened across in the Orlando Sentinel this evening that caught my eye..
Here’s your chance to own a Walt Disney World roller coaster
By Steven Ford
You’ve always wanted your own little Space Mountain in the garage, right? Or maybe a miniature Expedition Everest in the backyard? Well, what would you think about owning an actual working roller coaster that once was used at Walt Disney World?
No, really, you can.
But before you rent a chain saw to clear the shade trees from the yard, note that this particular motorized roller coaster measures 19 inches by 19 inches and is 97 inches high. And its four cars are suitable for … your teddy bears, which probably explains why it has only a $1,660 price tag on eBay.
Still, the wooden structure actually was used during second annual Walt Disney World Teddy Bear Convention back in the 1990s, according to the seller.
If you check out the eBay post, you’ll see plenty of photos and even a link to a YouTube video that shows the coaster in action. And by action, we’re talking about a very slow ascent to the top of the ride track and then a quick, though enjoyably fun, drop to the bottom.
Good luck on bidding or placing your buy-it-now purchase. Just remember, your furry teddy bears have to be 6 inches tall to board the ride.