I guess no one ever told these two that it’s not polite to stare. It’s not your imagination; once you make it out of the haunted room that is actually stretching, it’s all they do. They don’t care if you move left, right, up or down. It’s one of those little touches that slowly chips away at your comfort in the Haunted Mansion so that by the end you are questioning whether one of those hitchhiking ghosts will actually follow you home!
It’s hard to believe it’s almost Christmas. Whether you’re counting down to Christmas with Haunted Mansion Holiday, getting to the park early for a handmade candy cane, or getting snowed on during a stroll down Main Street, if you can make it to Disneyland during the holidays, it sure makes the season more merry and bright.
It’s almost that time of year again when the crypt doors creek and the tombstones quake. The Disneyland Resort will begin it’s Halloween season festivities officially this Friday. Of course, the Haunted Mansion will be overrun by Jack Skellington and his friends, but there’s nothing quite like the Haunted Mansion to help set the mood for spooks to come out for a swinging wake!
One of the things that has always stood out in my mind about the Haunted Mansion is that Walt wanted the outside to look well kept. I believe his main concern was the overall appearance of Disneyland yet the almost charming exterior of the Mansion also serves another purpose, intensifying the experience inside. Potential riders are less likely to question entering a house that hasn’t fallen into disrepair. Once the elevator doors open, however, followed shortly by the monotone behest to drag your body to the dead center of the room, it’s a whole different ball game. I have to admit, I am one of those people that recites the monologue in the elevator along with the “ghost host.”