Sunday, August 10, 2008

What a Relief!

Greetings Ghost Fans,

Just days after the Disneyland Haunted Mansion's 39th Anniversary, I bring you a fresh Disneyland Mansion post!

In the Corridor of Doors at Disneyland, there are all of the framed ghoul portraits and the Ghost Host painting. These were original even in 1969. In the 1990's there was a rehab, restoring the Ghost Host painting, adding a few new ghouls, including a pen drawing of a new ghoul drawn by Steve Fink, and then two other new faces.

On the right wall near the Ghost Host painting are two relief sculptures, also created by Steve Fink. One is of a pleasant smiling beast creature, while the other is of a similar creature, snarling in anger.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

How to Hang Paintings

Greetings Ghost Fans,

Nearly a week ago, a new painting appeared in the Corridor of Doors at the Walt Disney World Mansion. All of the Ghoul photos had appeared as they do in Disneyland with a few new faces, but one thing lacking from the Corridor was the painting of the Ghost Host who had freed himself with the help of an axe.
Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion recently got this painting, but a much larger rendition of it. Being hand painted, a few artistic liberties were taken and a very interesting difference takes place in this version. Behind our host, we see his shadow in a threatening manner, looming over him with his axe raised. Could this be the Mansion's "Portrait of things to Come"?