Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Halloween has always been a favorite time of year for me; so, to celebrate, I’m breaking out one of my favorite “new” photos. It has been difficult to hold off the debut of this one until today. This undated shot shows the Haunted Mansion still under construction. Next up is my very favorite exterior shot, which I shot in February 2006:

My friend Mike shared this photo with me recently; it’s an original Marc Davis maquette that he designed for the Graveyard party scene:

Let’s journey to Orlando with a juicy closeup of the HM exterior from June 1972:

And a sideview:

Not to make DCA feel left out, here’s one showing their recent “holiday” decor:

See more vintage & current Disneyland Halloween photos on my main website.


Major Pepperidge said...

WOW, that construction shot of the Haunted Mansion is AMAZING!

Amazon Belle said...

I agree with Major! That is an amazing shot. Never saw a photo like that before. I wonder who took the photo and why? They must have had an internal conversation that went like, “Here I am surrounded by all the wonder and beauty of Disneyland... OH LOOK, construction!!” But, let’s be thankful he or she did photograph it. WAIT… I think I just made fun of Dave… you take a lot of construction photos don’t you. Don’t deny it; I’ve seen your posts. HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice (never before seen) HM construction photo! That's a real piece of history there, was this from a slide? I think all Disneyland lovers are construction photo fans, I take as many as I can when ever I go!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Thanks for the great posts! And that Marc Davis Marquette, wow, that style sure is unique! I LOVE IT, I want one!

Daveland said...

The HM shot is actually from a vintage photo. Happy Halloween to all of you as well!