Monday, April 16, 2012
TPE: Vintage Haunted Mansion Tour
Welcome Foolish Mortals! You have arrived at The Haunted Mansion BEFORE it was open. I would need to make two trips to my favorite attraction, as I would definitely want to see it under construction as well as be able to ride through it.
Even the pre-opening signage is fascinating to detail-nerds like me:
And in not-so-living color:
Everyone here is just dying to get in:
One of the highlights of a vintage attraction trip to the Mansion would be to see Marc Davis' original stretch-portraits:
Obviously, the person who took this vintage view of Leota used a flash. They must not have listened very well to the Ghost Host.
Three shots from the original film clip of Leota Toombs:
Oh how I love the ballroom, and especially the sound of the organ playing "Grim Grinning Ghosts" as a lilting waltz:
These little guys scare the bejesus out of me:
The frightened caretaker and his quivering dog are an initial warning to guests about to enter the cemetery:
What a rarity; vintage shots of Little Leota. Once again, her face is obliterated by the camera's flash:
Stepping back a few years, the exit of the attraction before it was opened:
A reminder that the Indian Village was nearby:
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