Monday, June 01, 2015
60th Anniversary Trip, Pt. 14: The Haunted Mansion
Today's journey to Disneyland takes us on an in-depth tour of the Haunted Mansion, probably one of the most famous attractions at the Park. Feast your eyes on the panoramic view of the entrance. With all of the anticipated traffic for the Hatbox Ghost, the Fast Pass area was open again.
See no evil.
Lovely Charmaine was working the Fast Pass area.
The queue has lots of details to keep my camera busy:
It didn't take long to get to the foyer, where it appeared that some of the cobwebs had been cleaned off.
How many Mansion fans have purchased this Victorian pattern for their own home?
For all of you Stretch-Portrait fans, here is a shot of each one, beginning with Alexander Nitrokoff:
The Tightrope Girl:
The Widow Patecleaver:
and the poor gents sinking into the quicksand:
Finally, we reach the end of the journey:
EVERYONE has skeletons in their attic…so to speak:
A few animated gifs of the Changing Portraits:
As well as the dimensional bust in the loading queue hallway:
I am in light fixture heaven...
What? How did Charmaine get here so quickly?
The ghostly green effect in the loading queue area:
This Rolly Crump chair is one of the few items from his Museum of the Weird that made it into the final Mansion:
Dying to get out of the Conservatory:
The 13 Hour Clock. Who couldn't use an extra hour each day?
Madame Leota; somebody needs to fasten her back to that table.
A windy Ballroom:
One of these days I'll get a decent shot OVER the railing:
Let's hope that chandelier continues to hold this trio of revelers:
The Shooting Portraits:
The duel that goes on forever:
The Ghostly Organist
And then we enter the attic, which has photos of all of Constance's (dead) hubbies:
This shadow effect of the pianist is one of my favorite things to see in the attic:
Constance herself, who has just been upstaged by...
the Hatbox Ghost:
Instead of a hat, the Cemetery Caretaker is holding a lantern:
A panoramic view of the Grim Grinning Ghosts so that you can see all of them at once:
A few shots of the very difficult-to-shoot Cemetery:
The appearance of the Hitchhiking Ghosts signals that yet another tour of the Mansion is almost over.
The creepy Hand Sconce that I can't get enough of!
And Little Leota:
Let's zoom in on her so that we can enjoy her beautiful face up close:
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