Nuggets of Wisdom

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nightly Frights: The Haunted Mansion

Oh yes! For this entry, we'll be taking a tour of Disney's famous mansion that houses 999 spirited haunts--but there is room for a thousand! Any volunteers?

I was creeped out by this ride as a kid, but now that I'm older, it's one of my favorite rides. How can it not be? It's one of the most beloved Disney rides. The fact that it still gives people frights to this day really shows how timeless it is, even if a few modern revisions have since been added.

And just as a bit of haunted trivia, there's a rumor that you commit suicide while on the ride.

How so?

Well, if you've ever ridden the ride, you know that as you progress through the mansion, you make your way up to the attic where you encounter the ghost bride. The very next scene is the graveyard.

Which is outside. And on ground level.

How did you get all the way down there?

If you remember, your doom buggy turns back and you float down there.

Or did you actually fall?

And why does the groundskeeper and his dog look so scared when you meet them? It's as if they've seen a ghost!

Well, have they?

Have you become that thousandth ghost to join the haunted mansion?

Have fun trying to sleep tonight!