In Duluth, Ga., more than 2,000 miles from the original Haunted Mansion in Disneyland sits it’s twin. The best news yet is that it is for sale so if you want to live in the Haunted Mansion then here is your opportunity. Theme Park Connection, the theme-park memorabilia reseller is selling this 10,000 square foot home that was constructed to be the twin to the Haunted Mansion Ride at Disneyland.
The seven-bedroom, six bath house was built-in 1996 and the asking price is $873,000.
The current owner and designer Mark Hurt’s goal was to re-create the attractions exterior down to the smallest detail, making the Southern-style structure that looked like it came straight out of New Orleans right at home in the gated community in Georgia.
“He got permission from someone at Disney over at Disneyland to actually walk the attraction outside and measure it to get the exact detail of the house,” said Marc Pianko, owner of Theme Park Connection.
The details Hurt put into the house began with an original Haunted Mansion Gate sign along with the authentic green hand-welded iron railings. There are the four faux smoke stacks on the roof that exactly match the Disneyland Haunted Mansion; as opposed to the Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom that is an older, gothic style. Though the owners say there is no sign the house is truly haunted, one can never be sure!
The exterior of the house is a replica of the Haunted Mansion but the interior is contemporary. Though there is one bathroom that has a variation of the theme of the “hitchhiking ghosts”.
“We researched it, and this is the only house in the world where someone actually spent the money to model it after a Disney attraction,” Pianko said.
Hurt became a customer of Theme Park Connection and then the sales arrangement was made.
“It was a perfect match for both of us,” Pianko said. His 8,000-square-foot warehouse, open to the public, holds an array of collectibles from Walt Disney World and other theme parks, ranging from souvenir buttons to cast-member costumes to stage props to ride vehicles.
Hurt is selling the home because he’s moving on to other projects, including a home in Hawaii fashioned after Disney’s Grand Californian resort.
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