Sunday, July 23, 2006

What in the World is a Wild Wall?


After a week of looking into computer problems, I have finally bought a new computer which is better than my previous one. So now, on to this weeks post!

"Wild Wall," A term that sounds unfamiliar to most. When this statement is used in conjunction with the Haunted Mansion, it sounds like it could be quite an interesting effect, especially if its in the Corridor of Doors where the spirits are having trouble getting through.

Yes, at one time, it would seem as though perhaps an entire wall of the demon eye wallpaper were coming to life and bulging through with the rest of the spirits. However, as grand as this may seem, a "Wild Wall" is nothing more than a movie making term.

A Wild Wall, is a wall that can be removed so that it can be given access for the addition or removal of props, as well as allowing more camera angles not previously possible. The Haunted Mansion has 3 walls that are movable. The first two are in the Corridor of Doors. One is to the left of the emergency exit, another across the hall from it, possibly accessing Ballroom storage. The other wild wall is to the right of the Ballroom fireplace. This wall is great because in the event of Haunted Mansion Holiday, large props such as the Gingerbread house or even the Ballroom tree can be brought in.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "wild walls" are shown on the original plans for the attraction. Thus it would seem that they were intended to facilitate replacing a broken sheet of glass for the Pepper's ghost effect.

7:45 PM  

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