Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Ever Changing Changing Portraits

Greetings Ghost Fans,

At current of the four mansions there are three incarnations of portrait hallways with changing portraits. The first and original, Disneyland, secondly, Phantom Manor (though it is missing the April December portrait) and now Walt Disney World taking place of the Sinister 11.

Marc Davis created quite a few concepts for changing portraits. However, in the model building phase, several of the concepts were tried out in the miniature model hallway to see what might work best. In the Osmonds Special and in early model photos, one set included The Black Knight, The Burning Man, The Witch of Walpugis and The Wilting Roses.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did the witch and the man change into?

5:03 PM  
Blogger Ghost Relations Dept. said...

The Man turned into flames and in the end, the devil was standing behind him with a SOLD sign.

The Witch turned into a weird goat creature.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As funny as the man one would be, I can guess why they took it out. It would be more disturbing then the others. Though the goat is probably a close second

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have pics of the transformations?

1:20 AM  
Blogger Ghost Relations Dept. said...

Indeed I do, but thats a post for another week. Stay Tuned!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Thanks for sharing!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: "The Burning Man"

- Although he never made it into the attraction, it looks (to me) like his chair did. Doesn't what's showing of the seat pattern look like the infamous "Hidden Donald"/"Talking Chair"?

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any pictures of medusa before her transformation? I can't find one anywhere!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any picture of medusa before her transformation? I can't find one anywhere!

BTW, is it just me, or does Medusa (pre transformation) kind of look like the Rehheaded Wench over at disneyland's PotC?

5:48 PM  
Blogger swarlock said...

I remembered saying The Burning Man metamorphosis in The 30th Anniversary Video of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. It was weird.

11:41 PM  

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