Via thelittlestmouse: Club 33 put on a special event where members could pay to have dinner in the Haunted Mansion with various Disney imagineers. As I was looking through the blog post, the part that stuck out the most (aside from Bob Gurr standing by the gravedigger) was the dessert!
“The crystal ball that you see is a clear sugar “orb” that we had to crack with our fork to get to the dark chocolate mousse-like cake inside. Madam Leota’s face was screened on a piece of chocolate, while her purple hair was created from spun colored sugar that tasted very much like cotton candy. Each plate had a battery powered color changing disc on it that caused Madam Leota to glow. I can not even put into words how amazing it was to see all of these glowing at the table before we sat down to dig in. After cracking open my “crystal” ball, I dug right in to the rich chocolate ganache style dessert. It was definitely a chocolate lovers dream come true. The quote that went with this one?
‘It’s to die for…’ HAHA! A perfect fit wouldn’t you say?”
Vintage photograph of The Haunted Mansion.
::screams:: I. NEED. THIS. CORSET. And at least two skirts made from that fabric. WHERE DO I GET THAT FABRIC?!
Working Bat’s Day in Haunted Mansion corset
Home. Home, home, home! Via aswingingwake:
The facades of the Mansions have gotten progressively more sinister-looking because when the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland opened, they were flooded with letters saying, “I took my son into a beautiful Southern mansion and we had the bejesus scared out of us!”
New merchandise for the Haunted Mansion?! Yes, I need it ALL.
Nine new pieces of Haunted Mansion merchandise soon to be released at WDW and DLR. I just want to live in a home thoroughly decorated in these things.
When hinges creak in doorless chambers and strange and frightening
sounds echo through the halls, whenever candlelights flicker where
the air is deathly still, that is the time when ghosts are present,
practicing their terror with ghoulish delight…
Well, here’s something I’m going to spend a lot of time browsing. Via madlymel:
This fantastic blog looks at Disney’s Haunted Mansion through a magnifying glass, with an artist’s eye for detail. Everything from the evolution of the wall paper patterns to the techniques to create ballroom and hitchhiking ghosts is examined though historical photos, ride blue-prints, concept art, and merchandise through the years.
The attention to detail is fascinating. If you’re an artist or a storyteller, or you’re just fascinated by minutia, this is an incredible exploration of what it takes to tell a story on a large scale, over time, and make it live on in our imaginations long after we’ve passed through the exit.
Now is the time of year when my spiritual home is taken over by Jack Skellington & co. Which makes it even MORE my spiritual home. #ishouldbeatdisneylandrightnow
Happy birthday to my spiritual home!
happy 43rd birthday, haunted mansion <3