Sunday, April 27, 2008

What's Cookin' Doc?

Greetings Ghost Fans,

With recent additions of rooms that show that the Haunted Mansion is quite possibly a Boundless Realm, it makes one wonder what other rooms really are in the mansion that we just aren't seeing. One possible option would be this Ghostly Kitchen designed by Marc Davis.

The description of the scene is as follows:

"Invisible Ghost cooks meal. Footprints move around floor. Handle on teakettle raises up to position. Teakettle pours into pot, -----. Steam rises. Spoon stirs pot. Oven opens. Lid on roaster raises. Steam comes from roaster, ----- etc. Voice of ghost happily hums and recites recipe!"

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mind your Manor's

Greetings Ghost Fans!

First off, I would like to thank everyone who commented and gave me such wonderful feedback on the types of posts you would like to see. They are all appreciated and I am taking them all into consideration. So, without further delay, this weeks post.

For some time now, some websites about Phantom Manor have claimed that one great detail about the ballroom is that in the center is a rotten wedding cake where a birthday cake is located in the Haunted Mansion's. This detail is that while the cake itself features a groom standing there, the bride's position is taken by a tombstone.

However, when looking through photos, it has been discovered that there is no tombstone, nor bride on the cake, but actually a broken archway decoration.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Talking Pictures destroyed Vaudeville

Greetings Ghost Fans,

One staple of any Haunted Mansion, House, Castle, Shack or Shantee is the nicely framed portrait or painting. The Haunted Mansion's are no exception to having posessed portraits that age, stretch, stare, buldge, decapitate or duel. However, one early concept for portraits within the Haunted Mansion were to have them whisper and talk to guests. Marc Davis, whose concepts became the majority of the portraits within the Mansions, designed talking portraits based upon some Victorian and Literary baddies of the times. Two instances below, Guy Fawkes and Ivan the Terrible.

As a side note this week, I have a slight favor to ask. While I see that my counter hits keep growing, over 61,000 so far, I really don't get many comments about my posts. So I am asking you, the reader, to please give me some feedback. What would you like to see more posts about? I have a large media collection here and I usually surf around for something to post about. But what would you, the reader like to see? More Disneyland posts? More Disney World posts? More Phantom Manor? More Movie posts? More Haunted Mansion Holiday? More downloadable items (desktops, etc), more contests? Let me know what you guys would like to see! You can either leave a comment on this post (you can be anonymous if you wish) or please send me an e-mail, the link is in my profile. Thanks a lot dear readers!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Grass WAS always greener...

Greetings Ghost Fans,

Last week I had posted about the overall dilapidated state of the Haunted Mansions around the world, except for Disneyland. At current, three mansions in this world are a bit worn down and creepy on their exterior. However, at one point, the two American mansions had nicely maincured lawns and topiaries with little messy foliage at all. In fact, other than its gothic architecture, the Walt Disney World mansion did not look scary at all.