THE HAUNTED MANSION: FROM THE MAGIC KINGDOM TO THE MOVIES.

TheHauntedMansion[Book: Jason Surrell – 2003 – 22x28cm – 134 Pages – Many conceptual drawings and colour photos]. Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion, one of the most popular attractions in the history of Disney theme parks. This publication fleshes out how the Mansion’s 999 grim grinning ghosts were brought to life. Rare early concept sketches, never-before-published original story synopses, and stunning architectural drawings illustrate the Mansion’s evolution as it was constructed at each Magic Kingdom Park around the globe. Chapter Points: Forewords (Martin A. Sklar and Tom Fitzgerald); Introduction. IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM: Our Tour Begins Here; All’s “Fair” in Imagineering; 999 Happy Haunts; Two of a Kind – Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland; Grim Grinning Ghosts Go West. A TOUR OF WALL-TO-WALL CREEPS: The Grounds; The Foyer; The Portrait Chamber (The Stretching Room); The Portrait Corridor; The Load Area; The Library and Music Room; The Endless Hallway; The Conservatory; The Corridor of Doors; Séance Circle; The Grand Hall; The Attic; The Graveyard; The Crypt; Little Leota. AT THE MOVIES: Introduction by Don Hahn; The Haunted Mansion Goes Home; This New Old House; Clothes Make the Corpse; The New Man of a Thousand Faces; Ghost Logic; The Role of an After-Lifetime; The Transformation is Complete. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.