THE HAUNTED MANSION: IMAGINEERING A DISNEY CLASSIC.

TheHauntedMansion[Book: Jason Surrell – 2015 – 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 explores how the attraction’s “999 happy haunts” were brought to life. Rare early concept sketches, detailed architectural drawings, and stunning still photography illustrate the Mansion’s evolution as it was designed and built at each Magic Kingdom Park around the world – including Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland. This newly updated volume confirms or debunks longstanding urban legends, shares fascinating behind-the-screams stories, and reveals how concepts move from inspiration to reality. Chapter Points: Forewords (Martin A. Sklar and Tom Fitzgerald); Introduction. FROM A DISNEYLAND ORIGINAL TO THE MAGIC KINGDOMS: The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland; All’s “Fair” in Imagineering; 999 Happy Haunts; Two of a Kind – Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland; Grim Grinning Ghosts Go West – Phantom Manor; Grim Grinning Ghosts Go East – Mystic Manor. A TOUR OF THIS GHOSTLY RETREAT: The Grounds; The Foyer; Portrait Chamber (The Stretching Room); The Portrait Corridor; The Load Area; The Library and the Music Room; The Endless Staircase; The Endless Hallway; The Conservatory; The Corridor of Doors; Séance Circle; The Grand Hall; The Attic; The Graveyard; The Crypt; The Exit; Hurry Ba-ack… Hurry Ba-ack. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.