October 31, 2017

Rare Photo of Disney World's Haunted Mansion

A rare look at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion circa 1971. This is a promotional sheet from Imagineering giving the viewer the perfect look at the iconic Magic Kingdom attraction as well as the canoes plying the Rivers of America. The beautiful and unique Liberty Square has never been duplicated in any other castle park, creating a lovely backdrop for the old abandoned mansion. The beauty inside the mansion, however, is more of the otherworld variety. It's a beauty that's drawn in unsuspecting visitors for over 45 years now.

(Photograph copyright The Walt Disney Company.)


The Disney Dudebro said...

On the one hand, the awning for the queue area does obscure the front landscape of the mansion. On the other hand, it does help protect guests from the elements such as rain and sun. Overall, I guess utility over quality I guess.

While this old photo looks good, somehow, the mansion seems lacking without the rear foliage.

Mark Taft said...

I agree with you! However they present it, I LOVE the look of this mansion. Very foreboding indeed!