Disney’s 1959 film Sleeping Beauty remains an iconic movie for a variety of reasons and now it seems a huge fan of the movie seems to have bought the mosaic from the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle for a staggering sum of money.
According to TMZ, Van Eaton Galleries recently auctioned off the mosaic from the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle’s mosaic for $363k, which is certainly an astounding amount of money for something of that nature. Perhaps what is more surprising is the fact that Van Eaton estimated the mosaic piece would be going for some where around $30,000 to $50,000.
The mosaic was part of the original Sleeping Beauty Castle before its renovation back in 1983. It was a highlight during the earlier days of Fantasyland but later removed during renovations. The mosaic art piece features hundreds of separate tiles with the image of Sleeping Beauty and Prince Phillip.
Other items that were featured in the auction included a loan agreement signed by Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian, in 1954, where Disney loaned $60k against his own life insurance policy so that he could build the “Happiest Place on Earth.” There is no doubt that the fan who bought the mosaic piece feels like they are in the happiest place on earth as well.