Top Ten Mind-Blowing Facts/Experiences at Haunted Mansion In Magic Kingdom

6. Scary vs Funny

Fans of Haunted Mansion will know that there are really two different parts to the ride.  At first, the attraction has a distinctly scary, unsettling vibe; this is where the creaky, breathing doors, eerie organ music, other-worldly séance, and life-like waltzing ghosts appear.  Later, there is a definite element of fun and humor, with ghosts playing tricks on one another, and on guests.  Disney Imagineers Claude Coats and Marc Davis, who oversaw the final design of Haunted Mansion, couldn’t agree on the thematic approach to take; one wanted a spookier feel, while the other thought a funny approach would be best.  In the end, both approaches were used, and guests are drawn into a spooky, intimidating haunted house, but leave with a smile on their faces, laughing at the antics of the three hitch-hiking ghosts.

About Jason Dick

Jason is a Disney addict. Walt Disney World trips are an annual occurrence that his partner has had to come to terms with. In between Disney trips, he spends his time running the theatre company he started in 2007. As Artistic Director, he picks musicals to bring to his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario Canada that have never been produced in the area. Traveling is definitely a passion and in addition to his trips to the happiest place on earth, he and his partner also travel the world, most recently to India and Nepal. A carnivore by nature, Jason loves the incredible amount of steakhouses Walt Disney World has to offer - they are always at the top of his list for each and every visit.