Disneyland was always supposed to have a haunted house, but it took years and years (and many revisions) for the Haunted Mansion as it exists today. This episode - part one of two - is full of Disneyland back story, classic visual effects trickery, and reassurance that even the most convoluted, troublesome projects can eventually reach a successful conclusion.
Our listener mail is from Karissa about our Hope Diamond episode.
For more knowledge: How do they make those projections of dead celebrities and politicians?
Episode link: Building Disneyland's Haunted Mansion: Part 1
- Crump, Rolly and Jeff Heimbuch. "It's Kind of a Cute Story." Bamboo Forest Publishing. November 2012.
- New York Times. "Walt Disney, 65, Dies on Coast; Founded an Empire on a Mouse." Obituary. Dec. 16, 1966. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1205.html
- Surrell, Jason. "The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies." Disney Editions. 2003.
- The Walt Disney Family Museum. "Rolly Crump talks about the Haunted Mansion." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7UDhulYchQ