Haunted Mansion from vintage pana-vue souvenir slides. Via Disney Pix.
Visual development for the Haunted Mansion ride by Marc Davis
The Haunted Mansion is one of Disneyland’s most popular rides, and many fans have made stories for the ride based on what they’ve seen. Walt himself stated he didn’t want to create a distinct story because he wanted people to experience many different ones as they ride. But here is one of the fan…
Singing Heads from the Haunted Mansion. This is something that I am animating. I’ve got them singing “Grim Grinning Ghosts” from the Haunted Mansion ride. I’m going to try and have the animation done by Halloween. Hurry Back!!
Take a look at these two gals…the one who transforms into Medusa in the hallway of the Haunted Mansion, and the one who is in the portrait hanging on the wall in the skeleton tavern scene in the Pirates of the Caribbean. Do they look similar? That’s because they are drawings of the same girl, both created by legendary animator and Imagineer Marc Davis!
August 27, 2012
Welcome Foolish Mortals
Photo by Michaela Hansen
We made sure to spend some time at the Haunted Mansion on Saturday, our last day to see it before closing for the holiday overlay. In typical fashion, we lingered back from the crowds (despite ghostly warnings about lagging behind), hoping to capture a few shots before being carried into the moldering sanctum of the spirit world. What transpired was a uniquely memorable night filled with surprises and uncanny graciousness on the part of our hosts. The Haunted Mansion Cast Members certainly set a new bar for our experiences at Disneyland and we could not be more grateful. Intentional ambiguity aside, step right in to the foyer. There’s always room for one more.
"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!"
An easy Indoor Percussion show based off the famous Disneyland/Disney World Dark Ride, The Haunted Mansion.
Journey into the Haunted Mansion with the Ghost Host as your guide where you’ll encounter many ghouls and ghosts and wall to wall creeps…Can you find a way out?!
Written for: Snares, Tenors, 5 Tonal Basses, Marching Cymbals, Bells, Glock./Crotales, Xylophone, 2 Marimbas, 2 Vibraphones,Synth 1 (Organ), Synth 2 (Strings), Synth 3 (Samples), Bass Guitar, Timpani, Percussion 1&2.
Optional: Colorguard/ Actors.