On Sunday, July 29th, I was lucky enough to go to the launch party for the pop-up exhibit titled That’s From Disneyland! This is a free event and auction of one of the world’s largest private Disneyland memorabilia collections. Taking over the space of an old Sport’s Authority in Sherman Oaks, owner of the collection Richard Kraft is using this month-long event as a sort of goodbye to his precious collection that he accumulated over the last 25 years.
The launch, hosted by Leslie Kay of Disneybound, was a 90’s disneybound party filled with small Disney shops, a DJ, and free Dole Whip and churros. One of the best parts was people watching with all their 90’s outfits. I saw lots of Clueless inspired bounds with checkered skirts and knee high socks. I dressed in a very simple grungey Belle bound: white t-shirt, denim shorts, a light blue flannel, and a denim dad hat with an embroidered rose. It was actually my first time every bounding and I had a lot of fun with it. I bought some pins and about five vintage figures that were so gorgeous—and unbelievably cheap. There was a massive Aladdin figure that I would kill for, but there was no way I could afford it. I can’t tell you how bad I wish I had won the lottery or something. I would definitely buy a Haunted Mansion doombuggy and some of the amazing paintings on display. My favorite pieces were the original seats from Dumbo and Peter Pan’s Flight.
The event will be open August 1st-26th, Wednesday-Sunday 12-8. At the end of the exhibit, August 24th-26th, is when the auction will happen. Throughout the month, there will also be different special events at the exhibit space like a concert with Alan Menken, an artist talk about paintings and collectables, and a scavenger hunt. One of my favorite comedians, Paul Scheer, is doing a comedy show about Disney about halfway through the month that I’m really excited about.
If you’re as big of a Disneyland fan as I am and you live in the Los Angeles area, you should definitely plan a trip to That’s From Disneyland.