Some concept art, construction and photos celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion. The concept art is by Ken Anderson in 1957, the color art by Sam McKim in 1958. The sign was made during construction of the Mansion based on a comment Walt Disney made upon returning from a London trip that he was seeking out ghosts looking for a new home.
Imagineers Yale Gracey and Bill Justice pose with some of their creations, including a rare shot of Yale Gracey with the Hatbox Ghost.
"Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still. That is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!"
Happy 45th Anniversary to the Haunted Mansion! :)
Words from my spiritual home.
Anonymous said: I may or may not be buying you the Tomb Sweet Tomb pillow.
::flails at the computer:::
Thank you, nice anon! Thank you for even contemplating doing such a sweet thing!
I will say it again, I am incredibly lucky to have all of you people in my life, however remote.
Anonymous said: Do you own any Haunted Mansion merch from Disney parks?
I own a key, one of the bat stanchion wine stoppers, and the “Haunted Mansion” CD. There’s a LOT of other merch I covet rather a lot, including the throw blanket, the “tomb sweet tomb” pillows, and all the pins that are coming out this autumn. Curse this budget thing!
I have a craving for a new tattoo. (Show of hands, everyone who’s surprised?) I’ve wanted one of the faces from the Haunted Mansion wallpaper for ages and ages (again, no surprise), and I’m trying to figure out if I just want the large face. It would be below the crossed Haunted Mansion keys (the tribute to my mom) that are on my upper left arm.
Hmmm I do have a gift certificate to piercedheartstattooparlor, and I’m not going to be able to get the Ace of Pumpkins piece for a while ….
Visit #8! Just give me my rental agreement already!
I DO go on other rides at Disneyland, I swear. Just … not as often.