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13 Spooktacular Days

Day 4 - October 21, 2013   

As we have discussed in previous days, the idea of a haunted house style attraction was present from the very first renderings of a Disney controlled park, but one idea that wasn't present was the Museum of the Weird. The Museum of the Weird was one of the pet projects of Imagineer Rolly Crump.

One of the original ideas for The Haunted Mansion was guests would be able to explore the mansion and afterwards they would enter a walk through museum where they would discover weird artifacts from around the world. The idea was it would be a continuation from the attraction guests experienced, but with new crazy ideas like a candle man that was constantly burning.

While Walt seemed to love the ideas several of the Imagineers didn't feel like this little extra truly would enhance the story being told further. After Walt passed away the idea was officially taken off the drawing table. However, in 2011 the Haunted Mansion received a brand new extended queue that would take guests further into the graveyard they usually just walked by.

Included in this graveyard was an organ which featured sets of instruments on both sides. While the one side consisted of traditional instruments, the opposite featured instruments taken directly from Rolly Crump's Museum of the Weird concepts!

Haunted Mansion wall

Tomorrow we will explore the queue line a little further as we point out some of the details and fun facts most guests simply walk by on a daily basis!




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