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Some concept art, construction and photos celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion. The concept art is by Ken Anderson in 1957, the color art by Sam McKim in 1958. The sign was made during construction of the Mansion based on a comment Walt Disney made upon returning from a London trip that he was seeking out ghosts looking for a new home.
Imagineers Yale Gracey and Bill Justice pose with some of their creations, including a rare shot of Yale Gracey with the Hatbox Ghost.
Phantom Manor is an attraction located in Frontierland at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Paris. Sharing a similar theme with the Haunted Mansion attractions at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, it opened with Euro Disneyland on April 12, 1992. The attraction combines a walk-through portion with Omnimover vehicles called Doombuggies, and features special effects and Audio-Animatronics. This version of the popular Haunted Mansion rides has a different plot line which is similar to that of The Phantom of the Opera. It is also designed to be scarier and darker than the other Haunted Mansion rides. The ride also has a unique soundtrack not featured in the American and Japanese versions. Read More || Edit
"Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat.
Call in the spirts, wherever they’re at!”
"Rap on a table, it’s time to respond,
Send us a message from somewhere beyond!”
"Goblins and ghoulies from last Halloween, Awaken the spirits with your tambourine!"
"Creepies and crawlies, toads in a pond,
Let there be music from regions beyond!”
"Wizards and witches wherever you dwell, Give us a hint by ringing a bell!"
Leota Toombs Thomas was an Imagineer who is well-known for portraying the face of Madame Leota in The Haunted Mansion.
She began her career at The Walt Disney Studios in 1940, when she was hired into the Ink and Paint department. She then transferred to the Animation Department, where she met animator Harvey Toombs, whom she married in 1947. She left the Company to raise their two children Launie and Kim, but returned to Disney in 1962. Joining WED Enterprises, now known as Walt Disney Imagineering, she created and developed designs for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, playing pivotal roles in the creation of It’s a Small World, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and the Ford Magic Skyway. After the World’s Fair ended, Leota transferred her talents to some of the most beloved attractions at Disneyland, including Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion.
When the idea of a disembodied head that speaks from inside a crystal ball came along during The Haunted Mansion’s development, Yale Gracey asked Leota to pose for the head, just so they could test it out. However, it was decided that actress Eleanor Audley should provide Leota’s voice, due to the menacing quality of her voice. But the ’Little Leota’ bride at the end of the ride does have Leota Toombs’ small high-pitched voice. Leota relocated to Walt Disney World in 1971 to start up the on-site team that would maintain the shows and attractions in the Magic Kingdom park. After returning to California in 1979, she worked in several different capacities, including at Walt Disney Imagineering, where she trained many Disneyland figure-finishers and artisans.
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