Monday, October 28, 2013
13 things you didn't know about Haunted Mansion Holiday
1... Every night, more than 100 jack-o-lanterns shine their ghoulish light.
2... The character pyramid seen while borading was originally designed as an Advent calendar that revealed a new magical box for each of the 13 weeks.
3...The model for Madame Leota in the original Haunted Mansion was Imagineer Leota Toombs, and in Haunted Mansion Holiday, the model is Imagineer Kim Irvine, her daughter.
4...Each year, "Sandy Claws" covers the graveyard with 7,500 square feet of ghostly white snow.
5...It takes "boo"-kets of ultraviolet paint (over 20 gallons) to enhance the snow's eerie glow.
6...In the graveyard, the trees are decked with 1,000 frightfully festive tiny orange lights.
7...There are more than 70 pumpkins covering the snow mountain in the graveyard.
8...Each season, thousands of feet of "black gnarly" garland is draped and hung...here and there.
9...Jack's faithful dog Zero gathered more than 200 bones to use as decor, garland and presents.
10... More the 2 dozen additional animated figures " marterialize" during Haunted Mansion Holiday.
11...The list of names that drops out of the gaint snake's mouth in the attic (second from left) represents the names of Cast Members involved with Haunted Mansion Holiday.
12...Creepy cobwebs are artistically kept (not swept) year-round to make the Jack Skellington and 999 happy haunts feel right at home.
13...Every year, Madame Leota celebrates the 13 days of Christmas with 13 fortune cards.
very cool...Dr Lee