Looking for that ultimate souvenir from your Walt Disney World vacation? If you have the space and the cash an original car from the resort’s original monorail system is up for grabs on eBay. But you will have to dig really deep into those sofa seat cushions for spare change or scour up more than a few extra pennies from the kitchen cabinet junk drawer. And you will have to act fast because the auction ends in hours.
An original Walt Disney World Mark IV era monorail is up for bid with the asking price at a whopping $189,000. The actual front cab of the red monorail is being auctioned by Orlando-area based Theme Park Connection. It is believed the monorail dates back to the opening of the Walt Disney World resort in 1971 and was in operation until 1989.
According to the eBay posting most of the cars and trains from the Mark IV era were destroyed when new monorail cars were placed into service. The car up for auction comes complete with all doors, control consoles and seating.
It is believed the Mark IV monorail was developed by legendary Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr and was inspired by the look of the popular Leer Jet. Ten original trains were built by Martin Marietta in Orlando in 1969 at the cost of about $6 million each.
Since May 1st, the listing has been getting some attention with at least 41 offers and more than 1330 watchers but it looks as if Theme Park Connection is holding firm on its purchase price.
If you happen to win the auction and are worried about how you will transport you piece of Disneyana to your front lawn or back patio, don’t fret because the auction includes a trailer to haul away your prized possession.
Once you get your unique collectible home remember “Please stand clear of the doors. Mantengase alejado de las puertas.” Happy Bidding!