Monday, July 22, 2013
Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: The Haunted Mansion
This week, my post is about one of my favorite Disney attractions: The Haunted Mansion. I love Jason Surrell's book The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, which tells you everything you ever wondered about the Mansion, plus so much more! My copy seems to be sadly missing, but this week's trivia is one piece that I retained from this amazing book.
I found it extremely interesting that the raven, who appears in practically every scene of the attraction, was initially supposed to play the part of the Narrator.
Although this isn't a great picture (hard to get a good one on this ride!), you can see the raven's glowing red eyes behind Leota's head. This is just one of his many appearances.
The raven's role was cancelled, however, when they piped the audio directly into each Doombuggy rather than having it broadcast throughout the whole room. Now, he just sits there looking eerie, adding to the wonderful effect of the experience!
Thanks to +Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi's Head, +Disney Babies Blog, and +My Dreams of Disney for co-hosting this blog hop!