Home to 999 haunts, The Haunted Mansion first opened at Disneyland park on August 9, 1969. Which makes 2019 its 50th Anniversary! There is much detail and history to this attraction. Today we are revealing 5 Easter Eggs found at Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion.
Within the ballroom scene guests will find an organ. This organ has a fun history! The Organ (except for the pipes) can be seen in the 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea classic movie! Another fun fact, other Haunted Mansions are replicas of Disneyland’s original!
Two of the Audio-Animatronics in the ballroom scene were actually recycled from another attraction! The pistol-carrying ghosts ready for a duel are from Pirate of the Caribbean.
The pet cemetery became a permanent part of The Haunted Mansions queue in 1993. Look closely and guests will spot the grave of Sparky (from Disney’s 1992 Frankenweenie).
The number 13 is found many times throughout the design of The Haunted Mansion. For example, there are 13 tombstone epitaphs, the spell book named Necronomicon found in Séance Circle is opened to page 1312 & 1313 and the Grandfather Clock at Corridor of Doors is moving backwards to the number 13 (not 12)!
Find the hearse outside the Haunted Mansion, this piece was added in 1995 to the queue, and later a similar one was added to Magic Kingdom. The hearse was orginally purchased from a local antique dealer, and parked outside The Haunted Mansion when plans for it in the Young Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular fell through. The phantom horse was added to the hearse to give it a tie-in to the attraction, and this has become a popular photo op since!
Fun fact: The hearse at Disney World was used in the 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder, a western.
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