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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

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Turning our house into the Haunted Mansion – Organ update, bat stanchions, and misc.

As we get ever closer to our annual Halloween Haunted Mansion we are putting the finishing touches on some of the larger pieces that require more work.  I thought I would showcase some of the smaller pieces that decorate the walls and shelves and an update on a piece we did last year. The room… Continue reading Turning our house into the Haunted Mansion – Organ update, bat stanchions, and misc.

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Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Entrance Sign

As you enter the gates of the Haunted Mansion you are greeted by the turquoise and bronzed patina of a foreboding sign that reads “The Haunted Mansion”.  The sign is surrounded by sculpted leaves with a skull at the bottom and a horned monster head with two snakes at the top.  I knew from the… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Entrance Sign

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Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY the Hatbox Ghost

The Hatbox Ghost has one of the most interesting histories of anything involved with the Haunted Mansion.   The ghost was featured in much of the early promotional material and merchandise.  The animatronic itself was briefly included in the ride in the beginning but promptly removed.  Its sudden removal gave rise to all sorts of scary… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY the Hatbox Ghost