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In continuing with our Halloween Celebration for the month of October, I thought we’d do some fun facts for one of the most beloved attractions at Walt Disney World, The Haunted Mansion. Sure, we love the Haunted Mansion, and we think we know a lot about the attraction itself, but it would certainly be fun to learn more. So, here’s part one of our fun facts for the Haunted Mansion, some you may know, some you may not, but we hope you enjoy reading nonetheless!
Did you know that the Haunted Mansion has been a source of inspiration for many psychics and mediums? Some even claim that the attraction has strong spiritual energy and that they have received messages from the spirits that reside there. In fact, there are several online forums and discussion boards dedicated to sharing stories and experiences of psychic readings conducted at the Haunted Mansion. If you’re looking for a unique and eerie experience, you may want to consider getting one of the best psychic readings online from newsdirect.com who has a special connection to the Haunted Mansion.
The Haunted Mansion, with its enigmatic aura and tales of spiritual energy, has always held a special fascination for those drawn to the mysterious. Just as psychic mediums have sought inspiration within its eerie confines, visitors to haunted houses often find themselves intrigued by the unexplainable. Much like the elusive 747 angel number that carries its own mystique, these haunted locales beckon those seeking an otherworldly encounter, where the lines between the tangible and the supernatural blur, offering a unique and haunting experience to those who dare to explore their depths.
The headstones in the Graveyard outside the Haunted Mansion are inspired by the people who actually helped create attraction! They read as follows:
• Rest in peace, brother Huet. We all know you didn’t do it.
• R.I.P., good friend Gordon. Now you’ve crossed the river Jordan.
• Master Gracey laid to rest. No mourning, please, at his request. Farewell.
• At peaceful rest, he’s brother Claude. Planted here beneath this sod.
• Here lies good ol’ Fred. A great big rock fell on his head.
• Here rests Wathel R. Bender. He rode to glory on a fender.
• Dear departed brother Dave, He chased a bear into a cave.
• Here lies a man named Martin. The lights went out on this old Spartan.
Once you walk into the Haunted Mansion, you are greeted by your tour guide, your “Ghost Host,” voiced by Paul Frees. You might find it interesting to know that Frees provided the voice of characters for many animated cartoon classics, including Boris Badenov from the the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.)
Be sure to check out one of the last tombstones, on your left just before you enter the mansion, which honors the late Walt Disney Imagineer Leota Thomas (Toombs). Every few minutes, Leota’s head leans forward, opens its bright green eyes and then closes them again. Leota is also the inspiration for the Fortune Teller inside the Haunted Mansion, Madame Leota!
The theme song for the Haunted Mansion, “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” was lead by Thurl Ravenscroft. Mr. Ravenscroft was also the voice of Tony the Tiger, the mascot for the cereal Frosted Flakes!
I know there is much, much more ground to cover regarding the Haunted Mansion, but no worries, we’ll get to it! Stay tuned for a continuation of our Haunted Mansion Fun Facts!
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