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03

Apr

beautyandterrordance:

Photograph of Vincent Price surrounded by Imagineers: Al Vasquez is behind the camera, Jeff Kurti is behind Vincent Price, and the woman on the right is Gabrielle Reynolds.
This image relates to a recording Vincent Price did for Disneyland Paris, providing the voice for the Phantom Manor ghost host. The recording was used for a short time, but was soon withdrawn when it became apparent that French speaking visitors to the park were not able to understand the English version recorded by Price. The recording was substituted for a French language version, but the famous Vincent Price laugh was retained as the laughter of the ghosts. Price’s recording was subsequently released on the Haunted Mansion anniversary CD, and can be listened to here: Phantom Manor. (Click image for source), via eclectic-scriptorium.

beautyandterrordance:

Photograph of Vincent Price surrounded by Imagineers: Al Vasquez is behind the camera, Jeff Kurti is behind Vincent Price, and the woman on the right is Gabrielle Reynolds.

This image relates to a recording Vincent Price did for Disneyland Paris, providing the voice for the Phantom Manor ghost host. The recording was used for a short time, but was soon withdrawn when it became apparent that French speaking visitors to the park were not able to understand the English version recorded by Price. The recording was substituted for a French language version, but the famous Vincent Price laugh was retained as the laughter of the ghosts. Price’s recording was subsequently released on the Haunted Mansion anniversary CD, and can be listened to here: Phantom Manor. (Click image for source), via eclectic-scriptorium.

16

Mar

Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion (1969-present)

Home, home, home!

::looks around, but is still in the usual, everyday house:: Well drat. 

(Source: permanezca-sentado-porfavor)

05

Mar

michaelmontoure:

villesorvali:

Empty Haunted Mansion.

Very odd to see it so brightly lit.

Brightly-lit or not, it’s still my spiritual home. 

02

Mar

fanboy-news-network:

gameraboy:

Pretty amazing 1975 board games for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the Haunted Mansion. Via and everything else. More vintage Disney.

There was a Haunted Mansion Game. Why do we not have this in our possession.

!!!!

HAUNTED MANSION GAME.

28

Feb


Press preview badge for August 1969 press event for the Haunted Mansion grand opening. Cardboard with Randotti “Pirate” skull keychain attached.

Press preview badge for August 1969 press event for the Haunted Mansion grand opening. Cardboard with Randotti “Pirate” skull keychain attached.

(Source: aswingingwake)

13

Feb

iemmaspook:

Caricature-style portrait of soundtrack composer/Oingo Boingo founding member Danny Elfman inside the waiting area for Mystic Manor, Hong Kong Disneyland.
Photo by Loren Javier.

!!!
Yet another reason fueling my wish to visit every Disney park. 

iemmaspook:

Caricature-style portrait of soundtrack composer/Oingo Boingo founding member Danny Elfman inside the waiting area for Mystic Manor, Hong Kong Disneyland.

Photo by Loren Javier.

!!!

Yet another reason fueling my wish to visit every Disney park. 

01

Nov

Via blog-anglophonic: Early 1970s 8MM souvenir film from Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride.

I’m not saying “Eff the Haunted Mansion X-mas holiday thing,” but eff the Haunted Mansion X-mas holiday thing.

31

Oct

hauntedmansionbackstage:

Happy Halloween, everyone! Here’s a treat for you…. some delightful Marc Davis Haunted Mansion concept art! Enjoy!

07

Oct

Home, home, home. I want to go back. Via glitterandghouls:

I can’t wait to visit Disneyland and ride the BEST attraction… the Haunted Mansion. It’s like my home away from home.

*Photo’s by Tours Departing Daily

16

Sep

hauntedmansionbackstage:

Continuing our lights-on look at the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. 2013 marks the 13th anniversary of this attraction. I got to experience this myself twice, once in 2003 and again in 2011. These photos are from 2012. Each year the gingerbread house that sits on the dining table in the Ballroom is a different design. And I love the sneak peeks at the feet of the chandelier ghosts above and the ballroom dancers below!

15

Sep

fuckyeahallhallowseve:

inseamslemurs:

Haunted Mansion Holiday 2013 Complete Ride Through POV (by TouringPlans)

For those not on the West Coast/Not able to visit Disneyland, every year The Haunted Mansion gets a Nightmare Before Christmas makeover for the holiday season.

Each year they add something new, this year is no exception. The ride is celebrating it’s 13th year of the overlay and the most notable changes are an amazing new ending to the Stretching Room sequence and as always the gingerbread house has been revamped (it looks to me to be the largest yet)

The gingerbread house is made of real gingerbread and if you have never seen it in person, the smell in that room is spectacular.

This is a pretty good quality ride through video (though sadly some spots are a little blurry), still a nice substitute if you cant make it to Disneyland this season.

::sobs:: SOMEONE TAKE ME TO DISNEYLAND NOW. 

30

Aug

Via hotandcoldrunningchillsMarc Davis concept and character sketches for the Haunted Mansion.

What I like best about his design work for the HM is how it really varies and tackles all facets of material: from whimsical and humorous to bizarre and ornate to just plain creepy/horror styled.

(Source: )

01

Jul

hauntedmansionbackstage:

Let’s visit the organist in the Ballroom and take a closer look at the organ itself. The organ at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is the actual organ played by Captain Nemo in the Disney film “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. The last photo posted above shows the organ as it appeared in the film. Exact duplicates of this organ were built for the other Haunted Mansions.

Dear Atticus, thank you for pointing me at the hauntedmansionbackstage tumblr. All the photos from my spiritual home! Oh, I swoon.

16

May

Where I want to be RIGHT NOW. But no, I am in an all-hands meeting.

Where I want to be RIGHT NOW. But no, I am in an all-hands meeting.