“Happy Halloween, Everyone!”
I warmed up for today with a viewing of The Haunted Mansion, which I very much enjoyed.
Yes, you heard that correct:
Today we’re sharing our final look at the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park, in which we learn the story behind a family of busts that appears in the mansion’s cemetery. Not only does this family – the Dreads – feature a series of humorously unamused expressions – they also display a mystery right out in the open for guests to solve!
In today’s video, provided by Walt Disney Imagineering, Imagineer Diana Brost lets us in on the storyline behind the Dread family, who appear as a family of busts in the cemetery. According to her, a murder mystery has been planted among the busts, ready and waiting for guests to solve. The Dread family was led by wealthy Uncle Jacob, who ended up succumbing to a mysterious poisoning. Guests who take the time to examine the smaller details of the busts and read the epitaphs underneath may be able to solve the mystery! According to Diana, guests who solve the mystery also may spot a callback to this storyline inside the mansion itself!
And DPB did a great job with the ramp up to Halloween with a series of these vids:
- All in the Details: ‘Happy Hints’ Hidden at the Haunted Mansion
- All in the Details: Myths & Legends of the Haunted Mansion
- All in the Details: Behind the Haunted Mansion’s Tombstones
Awesome stuff to start All Hallow’s Eve. But let me ask you this:
What is YOUR favorite gag in any of Disney’s Haunted Mansions?
Mine? It’s the candles floating in the hall…
Let me know in the comments below…