Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion: The Building
Welcome October! I'm a day late posting my greeting to the greatest month of the year. Currently posting in my pajamas, home sick from work. But before you feel too sorry for me, know I am grateful to catch the cold that's infecting most of Toronto now, as opposed to the last couple of weeks. Why? Because I went to Walt Disney World in Orlando for the first time ever.
The timing was perfect (and deliberate) because the Magic Kingdom is decorated for Halloween in early September, and they host Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on certain nights.
More on that later.
Right now the focus is on the Haunted Mansion. I spent my entire life avoiding any video or photographs of the Haunted Mansion. After viewing a special as a child that showed the dancing ghosts, I swore I'd see it in person. As such, I didn't want to spoil anything about it until I could take in all the surprises with my own eyes, live and on location.
Decades passed. Who knew a trip to Disney World would elude me so long?
As part of the haunter community, it was inevitable that I would be exposed to the Madame Leota prop (though I never saw the original, only the haunter's version).
It was getting to be an impossible task. Enough was enough.
Finally, last month, I visited.
If you've never seen it in person, I do encourage you to do so, both during daytime and nighttime, for when darkness falls the building is bathed in lights that slowly change colours from reds and purples, to greens and blues.
I have many more pictures to come, and will post throughout the month. It IS the Countdown to Halloween, after all.