Where the Air is Deathly Still

This evening, we continue our 13 post tour celebrating The Haunted Mansion’s 45th anniversary beneath the chandelier in the foyer… where the air is deathly still. The chandelier is a statement piece and makes for such a grand entrance that one hardly ever notices the spiderweb inlaid to the floor. I find that the light fixtures in the foyer are my favorites unless we’re including the gargoyles in the stretch room. Then it’s a little more difficult to decide, partially due to my concern that the gargoyles look hungry. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m a sucker for candles. Even semi-convincing fake ones. Am I the only one going around picking out my favorite light fixtures while I’m at Disneyland?

The Haunted Mansion will be closing next week to make way for the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay installation. It’s always a bittersweet transition for me because despite how much I enjoy Jack Skellington and the scent of gingerbread taking over, I miss my classic Haunted Mansion.

Haunted Mansion chandelier where the air is deathly still at Disneyland

About Matt Hansen

Matt is a photographer and designer based in San Diego. When he’s not working, he's charting his next adventure over coffee or craft beer.
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  1. Matthew, you are not alone in appreciating the lighting in Walt’s Park!

    One of my favorite places in the park is just beyond the entrance to Adventureland. The HUGE TREE with the array of hanging lanterns always makes me stop and take notice. I LOVE IT!

    I’m amazed at what must be thousands of different lighting fixtures -and so many of them themed for the particular part of the park, or within the certain structure housing it. It is truly astounding what the imagineers and dressers accomplish.


    1. @disqus_LWx86OMEFR:disqus, I LOVE that tree and its lanterns. Michaela and I often stop and take pictures of them. We’ll have to post one soon! Glad to hear someone else is as amazed by these lights as I am!


      1. I’ll look for that post, Matthew. That tree and it’s lanterns are one of my personal “must-sees” whenever I’m in the Park.


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