Welcome to DoomBuggies.com, an online documentary about
Disney's Haunted Mansion attractions. Don't miss the following
features of our fiendishly fun site:
A DoomBuggies.com exclusive: Discover the
1950 publication that directly inspired Ken Anderson's design
for the Haunted Mansion facade. Unearthed from the WDI archives,
from 1950 is undoubtedly the primary inspiration for the exterior
design at Disneyland.
exclusive to DoomBuggies.com: View the only known photograph
of the infamous "Hatbox Ghost" actually positioned
in the Haunted Mansion attraction! This mysterious character
is finally revealed in this amazing
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Listen to the complete history of Disney's
Haunted Mansion through rare vintage audio
clips and videos! Listen to a young Drew Barrymore describe
the horrors in the Mansion - or watch Cheers' Woody reminisce
about a ghostly love lost to the Mansion... and much more!
Discover rare Haunted
Mansion memorabilia from the collections of Disneyana collectors
around the world, and check our exclusive price guide for current
Now the tale will be told!
Throughout the development of the Haunted Mansion, various storylines and
background stories were considered for use in the attraction - either as
literal interpretations or as ideas that would inform the design of the
ride. But since Walt Disney died before a firm direction was decided upon,
it was up to his Imagineers to put their heads together to refocus the Haunted
Mansion project and take it to completion.
Though in the end it was decided to create the attraction as a series of
vignettes designed more as sight gags than storytelling mechanisms, one
of the original stories created within the walls of WED stands out as a
dramatic tale intended to describe the family that once lived in the Mansion,
and the tragic circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths. A sea captain,
a lonely bride, and a tell-tale heart... all mixed together in a classic
ghost story that might have been.
DoomBuggies is proud to present a dramatic presentation of that story,
as recalled by Kat Cressida, who grew up hearing the tales from her father,
who worked alongside the marketers and Imagineers at Disneyland in the early
'70s. Cressida is now a voice over artist for Disney, and has come full
circle in one of her latest roles, which is the voice of Constance, the
bride currently haunting the attic in the Haunted Mansion attractions. Click
here to learn more about the project or to listen to the story now.
New merchandise now available!
Did you know that when X Atencio wrote the
unforgettable theme song from the Haunted Mansion ("Grim
Grinning Ghosts"), he was actually quoting Shakespeare?
Now you can satisfy both the literary and haunting sides of
your personality with our new Shakespeare poster - just one
of many great items in the official DoomBuggies Souvenir Shop!
here to visit.
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Stop by the DoomBuggies Message Boards to
chat with other fans, read recent trip reports, learn the latest
news from the various Mansions, play games in our "Chilling
Challenge" forum and enter contests to win great prizes!
You might meet Disneyana experts, Mansion cast members - maybe
even an Imagineer - and registration is totally free. Sign
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library is well-stocked
Don't miss DoomBuggies'
library of Haunted Mansion stories, articles and printed
works, where you can learn even more about the Mansion from
every period of the Mansion's history, from the '60s through
Special event reports
reviews of various special events Disney has held to celebrate
and honor the Haunted Mansion, such as Disneyland's 30th anniversary
event and Walt Disney World's Happy Haunts Ball, among others.
DoomBuggies: Haunted Mansion Fan Central!
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Visit our forums
to discuss all sorts of Haunted Mansion-related topics, or submit your photos
to our changing portrait. Are you a Haunted
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