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 Tomb Sweet Tomb Cross Stitched Stick Frame

I thought this would be a fitting post as we welcome you into our annual conversion of our house into the Haunted Mansion for our Halloween party.  One of the first pieces I made years ago was a simple print off of the Tomb Sweet Tomb sign I found online and placed in a cheap… Continue reading DIY Haunted Mansion Tomb Sweet Tomb Cross Stitched Stick Frame

Disney World · Model Train

l:87 Scratch Build Haunted Mansion Miniature with lights

On Aug 9 1969 the Haunted Mansion opened it doors for a press event and to the public 3 days later.  This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the ride.  To commemorate it and to kick off our this season's blogs of our Haunted Mansion themed builds we have redesigned the site with a new… Continue reading l:87 Scratch Build Haunted Mansion Miniature with lights

Holidays · Replica Props

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