Splash Mountain Paddlewheeler Weathervane Prop.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Splash Mountain Paddlewheeler Weathervane Prop.
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This item SOLD at 2021 Sep 26 @ 15:40UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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(Disneyland, 2010s) An original prop weathervane from Critter Country in the shape of the iconic paddlewheeler from Splash Mountain. This intricately detailed metal weathervane sat atop a building near Splash Mountain. Disneyland uses imagery and elements from attractions within other nearby areas, such as in weathervanes like this, to help maintain a consistent theme throughout each land. The themed weathervanes have been such popular aspects of Disneyland among eagle-eyed park guests that several weathervanes, including this one, were later designed into limited edition pins. Likely composed of copper, the weathervane stands 49" tall including it's base, and is in good park-used condition. The copper has a beautiful patina from use, giving the prop a beautiful aged quality. A few small spires at the tip of the smokestack are absent or slightly bent, and the front flagpole is missing the small flag piece, both details likely caused from the weathervane's removal. Interestingly, the front flagpole was bent ajar while it was still installed within the park, as seen in photos of this exact weathervane in use. The flagpole has since been returned to its upright position. This is an incredible artifact of Splash Mountain and Disneyland history. This item may require specific shipping arrangements, please inquire for details and estimates.