Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Haunted Mansion wouldn't open until the summer of 1969, but the impressive exterior of the house was the subject of many photos. I can only imagine how strange it was for regular visitors of Disneyland to see this big elaborate structure sitting there for years and years; it would be easy to imagine that it really WAS a haunted house.
We've all seen haunted houses at other amusement parks, but nobody builds them like Disney. There is nothing cheap or half-assed about it! As a kid I always fantasized about exploring the Mansion after the park had closed - this was before I realized that most of the ride was actually inside a huge structure beyond the railroad tracks. To be honest, I still want to do that!