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DIY Haunted Mansion Piano Urn / Vase

As you begin your journey through the Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World you enter a music parlor with various instruments and a piano that is playing itself and you catch a glimpse of the silhouette of a ghost playing the piano cast upon the ground. On the piano is a very unique urn… Continue reading DIY Haunted Mansion Piano Urn / Vase

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36″ Tall DIY Haunted Mansion Stretching Portraits for Under 30$ a Piece

Without a doubt one of the most iconic elements of the Haunted Mansion are the stretching portraits you encounter before you even get on the ride.  The original paintings were done by legendary Imagineer Marc Davis who also had a huge role in developing much of the end of the ride.  The origin of the… Continue reading 36″ Tall DIY Haunted Mansion Stretching Portraits for Under 30$ a Piece

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Building a Light Up DIY Haunted Mansion Coffin with Raising Lid

Early on in the Haunted Mansion ride you come through the conservatory that has a large collection of dark flowers and wreaths surrounding an elaborate and Gothic coffin.  Pushing up on the nailed shut lid are two decaying hands as an eerie green light emits from inside the coffin.  Perched on top of the raising… Continue reading Building a Light Up DIY Haunted Mansion Coffin with Raising Lid

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DIY Haunted Mansion Wooden Skull Corbel Details in foam

One of my favorite details that goes virtually unnoticed on the rides are the various wood skull details, or corbels, throughout the ride.  They are mostly found at the beginning of the ride on the walls. As with virtually every build we do it starts with XPS foam (seen below).  It is the kind from… Continue reading DIY Haunted Mansion Wooden Skull Corbel Details in foam