Few things scream "this is Halloween" quite like Disney's Haunted Mansion. Though it's one of Walt Disney World's hottest attractions year-round, it's a little extra festive when "" plays in the fall. Because, yes, ghosts and apparitions feel more alive as October 31st approaches—even if they're, well...not.
Even if you're a seasoned expert or Disney fanatic, you could probably use a refresher on some of the lesser-known spooky details of this park-goers' beloved ride.
It was the first of the five riffs on the ride available worldwide.
"When imagineer Ken Anderson came across an unlabeled image of the Shipley-Lydecker house in a book entitled it became the model for Disney’s Haunted Mansion!" .
They're known as Happy Haunts.
This Haunted Mansion attraction, which opened on April 12, 1992 has a storyline based on the Ravenswood family, which was "a family of Western settlers who struck it rich during the gold rush and were later affected by a series of mysterious demises."
Mystic Manor's soundtrack is by composer , who worked in the music department for .
According to the , "although Eleanor Audley supplied the voice for Leota in the Seance Room, it’s both the voice and face of Leota Toombs that combined to create Little Leota," who appears later in the attraction.
Yes, they're Ezra Beane, Prof. Phineas Plump, and Gus, and they appear to .
Hint hint: There should be !
, who composed more than 200 scores for Disney, and , who helped animate classics like Fantasia.