Friday, September 14, 2007
That's it, Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion finally re-opened, and the best video available on the net is on the "inside the magic" web site . I can't say enough how good their videos are, not only they are filmed with a high definition camera, but , too, with a fantastic sound. Of course, it is so dark during the ride that they had to use the "night mode" , but as you will see, at least you can see all the new scenes. Here is the link :
Above is a rendering for the new " portrait hall " scene and below a picture of an imagineer working on the model of the new staircases scene
Before you jump on the great "inside the magic" web site - be sure to bookmark it for the future - here are some screen capture from the video . First, the staircases scene with the " step ghost effect "
the new floating ball effect with madame Leota
the attic-portrait scene
and, of course, the bride with the new projection effect
Before you leave, here are some good WDW pictures of the ballroom scene
And, talking about the ballroom, i suppose that all of you know that the dancing ghosts are not a holographic or projection effect , but simply the reflection in the glass of audio-animatronics located under the track . If you still have doubt about it, here is a very rare picture "showing the trick".
Here is a close shot on the Audio-animatronics dancing ghosts
One of the previous scene with madame Leota - before she begin to "float"
And a picture from the cemetary.
let's end with a look back to the past with this rare 1970's 8mm Walt Disney productions film.
The movie show Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, but the pictures above are from the WDW version.
Photos and video : copyright Disney and Walt Disney Productions
Screen capture from : http://cache.libsyn.com/insidethemagic/HauntedMansionRehaunting-540p.mp4
Many thanks to HbVideos for the youtube link !