Some of my favorite quotes from Disneyland rides!
Club 33 put on a special event where members could pay to have dinner in the Haunted Mansion with various Disney imagineers. As I was looking through the blog post, the part that stuck out the most (aside from Bob Gurr standing by the gravedigger) was the dessert!
“The crystal ball that you see is a clear sugar “orb” that we had to crack with our fork to get to the dark chocolate mousse-like cake inside. Madam Leota’s face was screened on a piece of chocolate, while her purple hair was created from spun colored sugar that tasted very much like cotton candy. Each plate had a battery powered color changing disc on it that caused Madam Leota to glow. I can not even put into words how amazing it was to see all of these glowing at the table before we sat down to dig in. After cracking open my “crystal” ball, I dug right in to the rich chocolate ganache style dessert. It was definitely a chocolate lovers dream come true. The quote that went with this one?
‘It’s to die for…’ HAHA! A perfect fit wouldn’t you say?”
Needless to say, I’m dying of jealousy.
Did you know that, because Walt Disney never lived to see the opening of Walt Disney World, his frozen head was often shipped from it’s top secret location in California, down to the Florida park? The head was left in the possession of the hatbox ghost and frequently featured on the ride, guts hanging out and all. Creative director of the Haunted Mansion, Eddy Murphy, was advised to conceal the exposed innards, but during a press release the summer of the exposure, Murphy commented saying, “No guts, no glory!” Though after a nasty lawsuit in 2008 (Walt’s head bit a prying child’s finger off) the prop was removed and permanently shipped back to California.
Marc Davis’ changing portraits from “The Haunted Mansion” attraction at Disneyland.
Abandoned Max head from the Country Bear Jamboree; he is now rotting underneath the stairs in the Haunted Mansion in Disneyworld.
THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANTED TO SEE IN MY DASH :(