Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Haunted Mansion Organ

Here's a publicity still of the organist from the Haunted Mansion ballroom, making good use of Captain Nemo's instrument. From the accompanying caption:

HORRIFYING HARMONY — Phantom organist strikes up a terrifying tune, which fills the grand ballroom of the horribly-humorous Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. After more than 10 years of research and development, the foreboding abode is now open as Disneyland's 53rd (and newest) major attraction.

Here's still there today, entertaining guests as they pass him by in their Doombuggies:

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Major Pepperidge said...

I still think that the "Pepper's ghost" effect is amazing, it looks so dimensional, and yet you can see right through it. Brilliant!

Tours Departing Daily said...

What a gorgeous, crisp shot!

HBG2 said...

Great! I only had a blurry, poor quality copy of that photo. Your own shot is a very good one also.

I've always thought the organist makes a better all-time icon of the HM than the hitchhikers (or any other), because he emphasizes so well the vitally important
role of music in the show.

K. Martinez said...

I’m a big fan of the B/W publicity stills. So clear and the details stand out so well.

Your interior shots get better and better. That’s a nice one of the organist.