Disney World · Holidays

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

Disney World · Holidays

Painting a 36″ x 36″ canvas painting of the Haunted Mansion Wallpaper (with glow in the dark eyes)

One of the most iconic parts of the haunted mansion ride is the purple wallpaper with the ghostly faces.  The design has been put on virtually everything possible from clothes and blankets to shower curtains and shoes. As we have turned to house into the Haunted Mansion for a Halloween party for the last few… Continue reading Painting a 36″ x 36″ canvas painting of the Haunted Mansion Wallpaper (with glow in the dark eyes)

Disney World · Model Train

HO Scale Miniature Haunted Mansion

When my daughter first expressed an interest in making a train table the first thing I thought of was building a Haunted Mansion.  It has been on the top of my list since the beginning.  I knew I needed to wait as the building would take some definite skill and precision.  The only other building… Continue reading HO Scale Miniature Haunted Mansion

Holidays · Replica Props

Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – Haunted Corridor Door

While going through the Haunted Mansion on your Doombuggy you travel through a twisting corridor lined with a creepy purple wallpaper, portraits of the dead, and a series of ominous doors.  Some of the doors sit static, others bulge out, some rattle and knock, and others are being pushed open by skeletal hands from inside.… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – Haunted Corridor Door