It is so cool to get a sneak peek into the inspirations that got the ball rolling on some of our favorite things. Disney is not regularly well-known for horror, but Disneyland, California is the home of perhaps the most oft visited haunted house on record, The Haunted Mansion.
In celebration of the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration roadshow and the 45th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion ride, Disney released four rarely seen concept drawings (probably done by Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney’s animators and Imagineers who also created rides such as It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean) that show early interior and exterior concepts for The Haunted Mansion.
Take a look at some of these classic sketches that would go on to become one of the most legendary amusement park rides ever!
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