It’s that spooky time of year again, which means it’s also time for the magic that only Halloween at Disney can bring. This year, we get a sneak peek into the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park, guided by the best: Walt Disney Imagineers. Every Wednesday through Halloween, they will lead us through some of the amazing details built into the famed attraction and give us fresh insight into their meanings.
In this week’s video, we are lucky enough to have three Imagineers as our tour guides. After all, who better to set the scene than the minds that helped craft it? Steve Vagnini, Stacy Shoff, and Diana Brost will each lead us through the Haunted Mansion’s cemetery queue and show us some of their favorites.
In the opening portion of the attraction, they have cleverly hidden “happy hints” that are easy to find, if you are looking. Some of the finds are clues as to what you might find inside, while others are nods to those who helped put together this fan-favorite attraction, like which actor’s famous bass vocals are featured not only in movies but right here in the cemetery itself, as described by Stacy Shoff, who is a Librarian Imagineer. Diana Brost brings our attention to the details under our feet, nestled in the concrete walkway. Follow the footprints and you’ll find the gate, complete with a doggie door, for the caretaker and his furry companion. Keep your eyes out for more clues to the overall story told by the Haunted Mansion, like the ghostly faces featured on the organ pipes too. Hint: you’ll see them inside somewhere!
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