John Stamos beat Michael Jackson to buy original Disneyland sign

Actor John Stamos won the original Disneyland sign from the California theme park after outbidding Michael Jackson in the online auction.
The Full House star, who is known for his love of all things Disney, reveals he made an offer on the eBay item on a whim back in 1999, and was surprised to learn he had beaten the King of Pop to become the new owner of the massive marquee.
“When eBay started, Disney auctioned some stuff off and they were selling the whole sign, and I said, ‘Oh, I’ll just make a bid,'” he recalled on Monday’s (06Mar17) episode of U.S. talk show The View, which was filmed at Florida’s Walt Disney World. “It’s supposed to go for $1 million, and then towards the end of the week, I was like, ‘I should check on this.’ I was winning, and Michael Jackson wanted it, and then… (I won).”
John, who received a congratulatory call from the Thriller superstar after the sale, stored the massive blue and white lettering in the backyard of his California home, but there was no hiding the huge letters, and the ‘D’ now helps celebrity tour bus operators point out the location of his pad to fans.
He said, “I tried to hide this, I tried to put it behind my guesthouse so no one would see, but it’s where the tour buses come by, and they go, ‘That dummy lives up (there)’.”
Stamos has also purchased other old Disney memorabilia over the years, and he still enjoys spending his days at the popular theme parks, famously dubbed The Happiest Place on Earth.
“We don’t all agree politically, but I think we can all agree discord is at an all-time high, and decency at a low, and when I walk in behind these gates and I walk in this place, it all goes away for me…,” the 53-year-old explained. “It’s about family, morality, and it’s just magical; I just love it here.”