At 9 feet tall with a ghost train around it, the upcoming gingerbread house will stand the tallest and feature the most complex special effects in the Haunted Mansion Holiday's 12-year history.
Disneyland Park will debut it's new, spooky gingerbread house when the seasonal version of the Haunted Mamsion attraction opens Sept. 14,2012. Disneyland Park transforms the haunted Mansion into the theme of Tim Burton's "The nightmare Before Christmas" during the Halloween and Christmas holiday periods.
Each year, a massive gingerbread with a new theme stands as the centerpiece of the ballroom's table. This year, Jack's Gingerbread House will look like movie character Jack Skellington's home on top of a spindly peak.
Cast Member Bakers and decorators cover the entire structure- a wooden house and hard-foam base- with gingerbread and fondant, an icing-like substance used in pastry sculptures. The house itself is about 3 feet tall and the base is about 6 feet tall. Zero, the ghost dog, will fly around the tower.
Around the house for the first time, Guests can watch a see-through ghost train that will appear to travel around the base of the house. For the train, Disneyland Park is using the same reflective special effects used for the see-through ghosts in the ballroom scene.
The gingerbread house likely will weigh 400 to 500 pounds.
About 20 Cast Members work to complete the house. Decorators will start covering the structure after Labor Day and spend a final two days on details after it is moved inside the Haunted Mansion.
Sept.14th, hey, that's next week,COOL!!!...Dr Lee