Disney World · Holidays

Upgrading the DIY Haunted Mansion Madam Leota’s Séance Scene

The séance of Madam Leota is the center of the ride.  The ride revolves around this scene both literally, as you almost completely encircle her levitating head, but also metaphorically as it marks the transition to the second phase of the ride.  I have discussed before, there is a theory that you are murdered in… Continue reading Upgrading the DIY Haunted Mansion Madam Leota’s Séance Scene

Disney World · Holidays

DIY Haunted Mansion Hallway Ghost Family Portraits

As you leave the coffin area you enter a twisting corridor with a distinctively haunted purple wallpaper adorned with elaborate ghostly faces.  The hallway is full of ornate green doors with serpentine handles, a lion face in the middle, and a knocker that resembles a spiked mace.  Atop the doors is decorative grating that looks… Continue reading DIY Haunted Mansion Hallway Ghost Family Portraits

Disney World · Holidays · Replica Props

DIY Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters Spellbook for under $30

A movie that seems to have experienced a phenomenal comeback over the years is Disney's Hocus Pocus.  The film was a modest success when it came out debuting at only #4 at the box office its opening weekend and making a total gross of around 39 million dollars.  It ranked #39 for the year in… Continue reading DIY Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters Spellbook for under $30

Disney World · Holidays

Haunted Mansion Skeleton Arm Bricking Himself into the Crypt

One of the last gags you see as you leave the Swinging Wake of the Haunted Mansion is a thin skeletal arm extending out of a hole in a brick wall.  It holds a trowel and and is in the process of encasing himself inside the crypt.  It is just after you see the large… Continue reading Haunted Mansion Skeleton Arm Bricking Himself into the Crypt