Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The secrets of Disney World's Haunted Mansion for Halloween

Greetings, foolish mortals and Happy Halloween a bit early! For my week-long celebration of the spooky holiday, I'm working my way more-or-less backwards through last year's posts. More-or-less, because if I had been following the order of 2019's entry exactly in reverse, the next one should be a scholarly treatment of a monster, like 2019's Halloween science: Cyclops and other monsters inspired by fossils, but I'm waiting for the third installment of Storied's series on zombies, which I expect will be ready tomorrow. Instead, I'm revisiting the subject of the post before that, Halloween technology: the not-so-secret elevators of the Haunted Mansion. Watch TPM Videos Top 10 Spooky Secrets of Disney's Haunted Mansion, which includes other technologies used in the dark ride, like Pepper's ghost.

Disney World has hidden secrets everywhere including the Haunted Mansion. This classic Disney ride opened at Magic Kingdom in October of 1971, two years after the original Haunted Mansion opened at Disneyland. Home to 999 Happy Haunts, the iconic Ghost Host takes you through the attraction where many tricks and illusions allow the spirits to materialize. There are so many legends, secrets and hidden details to discover at the Haunted Mansion from the hidden ring in the queue, to ghosts floating in the windows and the secret illusion of how the ballroom scene works. So let's discover these spooky secrets of Disney's Haunted Mansion!
While that's not as technical as last year's video from Technology Connections, it's probably more entertaining and has trivia people can use the next time they go to Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Not so much Disneyland, as some of the facts are unique to the Florida park.

Since every video so far this week has had a drink recipe, I'm sharing Haunted Mansion | PTV Cocktail Show from Pepper Tree Villa.

This is a Haunted Mansion cocktail. Inspired by the attraction at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, this cocktail calls in the spirits wherever they're at. It has tequila, rum, vodka, and gin among other delicious mixers.
"And there you have it!" Where have I heard that on a recipe video before? :-)

Also, every Halloween video has had music, so I'm sharing Fastpass Facts' Sing Along Disneyland Haunted Mansion.

We made this video in honor of the first video we uploaded, "10 facts you need to know about the haunted mansion", we hope you like it and we want to thank you again for your support! Let's keep our Disney love up!
Luz and Sauco
If that voice sounds familiar, it's because it's Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger. Between Ravenscroft and Leota Toombs, the Haunted Mansion had some aptly named people involved in its creation.

That's it for today's celebration of Halloween. Stay tuned for another holiday post tomorrow. Trick or treat!

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