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Here you will find a collection of photographs, videos, and other random things related to Vintage Disney Parks! We try to have everything sourced, so please leave it that way! We claim nothing.
Did you know? That one of the singing marble heads on the Haunted Mansion was voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft? He was known for doing the voices for the original Tony the Tiger, and sang the classic song You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch. Many people including myself make the common mistake of identifying him as Walt Disney seeing as how they resemble each other.
Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion - Imagineer, Leota Toombs Thomas , was the face chosen for both Madam Leota and Little Leota, (pictured above). The voice of Madam Leota was actually that of voice actress Eleanor Audley, (Maleficent and Lady Tremain), whilst L.L. is voiced by Leota Toombs.
Claude Coats concept art for the attic. After Walt’s death in 1966, there was a war over the direction in which the Haunted Mansion would ultimately go- scary or funny. Claude Coats was the head of the ‘scary’ team.
The Lawrence brothers at Haunted Mansion in 1999.
Current Vice President of Magic Kingdom (WDW) Phil Holmes at his first role, opening team for Haunted Mansion.