Sunday, October 30, 2011

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): The Haunted Mansion # 2

Trivia # 1: The Ghosts in The Haunted Mansion were created by a combination of Audio-Animatronics and an old illusion from the 1800s called Pepper’s Ghost. That’s how the Ghosts look realistic to the guests riding the attraction.
Trivia # 2: The names on the tombstones in the Graveyard outside the mansion were named after the People that did the work for this “SCARY” attraction.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): The Haunted Mansion # 1

Did you know there are a couple of famous Voice Overs in The Haunted Mansion?
Paul Frees as The Ghost Host.
Paul was best known as Ludwig Von Drake and as Boris from Rocky and Bullwinkle. He was the narrator of the 1959 Academy Award nominated short Donald in MathMagic Land.
He also did narrations for other attractions including Adventure Through Inner Space and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
Thurl Ravenscroft aka Tony the Tiger as One of the Singing Busts.
Thurl was the voice of the Narrator of the Mark Twain Riverboat, Fritz the Bird from Enchanted Tiki Room, and as one of the singing pirates in Pirates Of The Caribbean. 
Candy Candido as The Ghost Prisoner in the Graveyard.
Most recognizable as the voice of The Indian Chief in the 1953 Disney Film, Peter Pan and as the voice of Fidget in The Great Mouse Detective in 1986.
Eleanor Audley as Madame Leota.
Best Known as the voice of The Evil Stepmother in Cinderella and as Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty.
And also,
Kat Cressida as The Black Widow Bride.
This is the new character that was added in 2007 at both Disneyland Park and Florida’s Magic Kingdom Park.
Kat was remembered  for her work on television for both Cartoon Network and NBC Sports.
Here’s the pictures of the Black Widow Bride.
Photos by disneybychris.

Now, All of you are wondering,
How did Disney Imagineers create these Ghosts for The Haunted Mansion?
All will be revealed when you check back.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Haunted Mansion (Part Two)

The Haunted Mansion opened at Disneyland Park in 1969 and at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park in 1971. 
This was one of the most popular attractions created by WED Enterprises.
Here are some photos of the mansion.
Photos by disneybychris.
At Disneyland in California

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Haunted Mansion (Part One)

Halloween is just around the corner. The scary Disney Attraction to see is none other than the legendary Haunted Mansion. 
In 1957, Walt Disney was telling his guests on his Disneyland series on ABC what new attractions are coming to Disneyland Park. He said that The Haunted Mansion is one of them. His plan was to put it on Main Street U.S.A.  Instead, he decided to put it in New Orleans Square. 
The Original Idea for this attraction was to make it as a walk-through attraction to include images from Fantasia’s Night on Bald Mountain sequence, The Ichabod Crane sequence from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, and the very popular Mickey, Donald, and Goofy short, Lonesome Ghosts.
The one rumor about the early concept of this attraction is it was supposed to be a home for Walt Disney and his family.
The Building was completed at Disneyland Park in 1963.  The project was on hold because Walt was busy working on attractions for the New York World’s Fair. While that was happening, Walt assigned Imagineer Marc Davis to finish The Haunted Mansion.
When the members of WED Enterprises created the Omni-Mover vehicles for Adventure through Inner Space, they said it’s the answer for what primary vehicle to use for The Haunted Mansion. They call it the “Doom Buggy”.   
“Hurry Back” for Part Two.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Chris’s Tip Time: Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland

Once you enter the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, walk over to Fantasyland and get your Fastpass ticket for Mickey’s PhilharMagic. After receiving your ticket, you can ride on either Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and/or It’s a Small World. In addition, you can walk next door to Liberty Square and ride on The Haunted Mansion.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary

40 years ago today, Walt Disney World opened in the state of Florida. The only park that opened on that day was the Magic Kingdom. The only resorts that opened at that time were Fort Wilderness, Contemporary and Polynesian resorts.

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