Disney Blog Details Haunted Mansion

All in the Details: Myths & Legends of the Haunted Mansion

Jennifer Fickley-Bakerby , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Did you know that the Haunted Mansion’s cemetery queue contains hidden references characters who were created for the attraction, but cut before the final version? That’s the topic our Imagineers look into in today’s celebration of the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park.

One such character guests can spot as they travel through the queue is a mysterious one-eyed cat, who was intended to appear in the attraction and would’ve been a figure the Ghost Host would warn you about as you traveled through the mansion.

Sea Captain Culpepper Clyne Tomb

Another is Sea Captain Culpepper Clyne, whose tomb you can find inside the cemetery, is a nod to an affect and a character originally created for the attraction by Disney Legends Rolly Crump and Yale Gracey years ago. In that version of the attraction, guests would encounter a sea captain just before a spooky ghost would materialize nearby.

Both the one-eyed cat and Sea Captain Culpepper Clyne were cut before the final version of the attraction took shape.

Check out the video above, in which Imagineers Steve Vagnini and Daniel Joseph share all the details!

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New Scene Debuts in Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World

This article, by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins, is a look at the recent revisions to Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World. The Mature Mouse™️ is looking forward to seeing these updates during my upcoming trip.

New “Politically Correct” Redhead Scene Debuts in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney World

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Celebrate Disney’s Haunted Mansions

August 9, 2017 marked the 48th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Over the course of the past few years I have posted numerous blogs about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, the favorite attraction of The Mature Mouse™ . Below are links to my various posts about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, some include a video ride-through imbedded in the post. I have also imbedded videos of ride-throughs for similar Disney attractions in other countries.

Haunted Mansion 2016

46 Years of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Video of Hatbox Ghost in Attic of Haunted Mansion

Top 5 Secrets about Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Attraction

History of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Phantom Manor Disneyland Paris 

Tokyo Disneyland Haunted Mansion Ride 2016

Mystic Manor Hong Kong Disneyland 2016

 

Historical Magic in Liberty Square

Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom transports guests back in time to colonial-era America. The buildings reflect various types of architecture from the 1700s. The Imagineers have also included many details, large and small, that add to the colonial-period theming.screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-11-13-14-am

As you travel from Fantasyland into Liberty Square, notice the transition in architecture. Peter Pan’s Flight and the Tangled rest area are designed in a European style, including part of the Columbia Harbour House, half of which sits in Fantasyland. Once through the portal into Liberty Square, you will notice that the restaurant is designed to reflect a colonial New England Inn. This quick-service restaurant is a favorite of The Mature Mouse™. The food and service are excellent. Here is a little tip many guests are not aware: there is a large dining room on the second floor offering great views of both lands that this structure spans.

Upon entering Liberty Square from Fantasyland, you will see Memento Mori, which is defined as an object serving as a warning or reminder of death. This gift shop specializes in Haunted Mansion souvenirs. The store also acts as a warning to guests that death awaits at the Haunted Mansion.

img_2582It should come as no surprise to followers of this blog that the favorite attraction of The Mature Mouse™ is the Haunted Mansion. Home to 999 happy ghosts, this Dutch Colonial style mansion sits high on a hill at the edge of Liberty Square and the Rivers of America. Its architecture reflects palatial homes in the Hudson Valley during the mid 1700’s. The Imagineers chose this style so that the attraction would seamless fit into this section of the Magic Kingdom.

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Liberty Square is also the home of The Hall of Presidents. I realize there are guests who avoid this attraction, seeing it as a waste of time, while others regard it as a great place to nap in air conditioning. I thoroughly enjoyed this attraction during my April trip. The Hall of Presidents fills you with a patriotism and respect for the office and the people who have served.

img_9204You board the authentic steamboat, Liberty Bell, here in Liberty Square to take a 17-minute tour on the Rivers of America. This trip offers you a fantastic view of Frontierland, and then returns to the loading dock, passing by the Haunted Mansion.

Guests should take the time to examine and appreciate all the details Imagineers included in Liberty Square. There is a replica of the Liberty Bell mounted in the center of the square, and behind it sits the Liberty Tree. There are 13 lanterns hanging in the tree, each representing the original 13 colonies.

The road through Liberty Square is intended to mimic the dirt road of a colonial town. There are hoof prints imprinted in the cement because that would be the mode of transportation in colonial America. Imagineers added a brown patch through the pavement. This represents a river of waste common in the streets of colonial towns.

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-2-11-00-pmThe Muppets will be arriving in Liberty Square in October 2016. Sam Eagle will lead the cast of characters, which include Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and James Jefferson, a new town crier. The Muppets will offer their unique interpretation of the historical tales we have been brought up with, like the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Even though this show has not yet premiered, there is concern that the Muppets will bring add a sense of chaos and irreverence to American history. As a Muppet fan The Mature Mouse™ is looking forward to this show. It will definitely add something kid-friendly to this historical section of the park. Wacka – Wacka!

IMG_2098-0Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.

Make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. She will assist you with all your vacation planning. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and you will receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

 

 

 

46 Years of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

IMG_1968August 9, 2015 marked the 46th anniversary of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

The Main Street Mouse recent post offers a brief history of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

Theme Park Tourists offers a more in-depth background of the attractions development.

As I have stated in various posts, this is the favorite attraction of The Mature Mouse™. This foolish mortal visited Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion 45 years ago, at the innocent age of 12. Thus began my fascination with the magic of Disney. Here are links to previous Haunted Mansion posts.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion 

Video of Hatbox Ghost in Attic of Haunted Mansion 

Top 5 Secrets about Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Attraction 

Marceline to Magic Tour – In Honor of Disneyland’s 60th Birthday 

Disney restaurants themed for classic attractions 

Top 10 Slower Attractions at Disney Parks

Here is a ride-through video of  Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, with the newest ghoulish addition, The Hatbox Ghost.

A travel agent who specializes in booking Disney Vacations is a valuable free resource when planning your next trip, and will assist you in choosing the right resort for your stay at Walt Disney World. I started planning my recent trip by calling Jennie Nowers. When Cool Summer Savings was released, Jennie was up early applying these savings to my trip, which saved me 15% on the price of my resort stay. I did not have to do a thing. Tell Jennie that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift with your next booking.

IMG_7405Please visit The Mature Mouse™ store for merchandise. Many of the items would make outstanding additions to your vacation gear and attire. This baseball hat is just one of the featured items available through the store. If you are a mature fan of Disney, consider getting an item. I am a Mature Mouse™, are you?

Disney’s Haunted Mansion

  
In honor of the return of the Hatbox Ghost to Disneyland, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the Haunted Mansion. This has been the favorite attraction of The Mature Mouse™ since he was a young mouse of 12. My first visit to a Disney Park was back in 1970. I talk about this in my very first post, Chapter 1: Never too old for Disney

Dad’s Guide to WDW has written a great article about the home of those 999 grinning ghosts. I am eagerly awaiting my return to Disney World in June, and I have several visits to the Haunted Mansion planned during my stay.

A travel agent who specializes in booking Disney Vacations is a valuable free resource when planning your next trip. I started planning my next Disney World Vacation by calling Jennie Nowers. When the Cool Summer Savings were released, Jennie was up early applying these savings to my trip, which saved me 15% on the price of my resort stay. I did not need to do a thing. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

Please visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make outstanding additions to your vacation gear and attire.

   

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