Monday, February 03, 2020

Mansion Monday



If this November 1967 shot of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion looks empty, that’s because it is! Another year and a half would have to elapse before guests could get a sample of this classic Disneyland attraction. I’m going to assume a guest shot this through the exterior fence.



Until August 1969, this sign is what guests had to make do with until the attraction opened.



As of 2013, it would appear that the same lamppost was still doing its duty at the Mansion!



See more Disneyland Haunted Mansion photos at my main website.

2 comments:

Stu29573 said...

One architectural lesson the Mansion taught me is how covered porches and balconies can "enlarge" a building. The actual square footage of the facade is tiny compared to what it looks like from the outside (and especially for what it would need to have to house all the scenes on the inside.) However, the Imagineers so skillfully used the illusion of size, that the eye sees no contradiction. Brilliant!

Daveland said...

Same lesson as on Main Street - absolute brilliance, Stu!