Sat, 13 July 2019
In this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we look at some opportunities that are coming quickly as the Haunted Mansion's 50th anniversary rapidly approaches on August 9, 2019. DoomBuggies offers a special event on August 9, while Disneyland offers its own overnight spooky celebration celebrating the anniversary with two parties and the release of a plethora of new art and collectibles. Then, Jeff talks about the winners of the D23 Expo Design Challenge and reviews "Happy Haunts Materialize: Fifty Spirited Years of the Haunted Mansion" at the Disney Gallery at Disneyland. Finally, we take a look at two potential moments of inspiration behind the Haunted Mansion - one being an article from a Kansas City newspaper from 1921, and one being an episode from a radio show from 1949. Both provide an interesting context to the world into which the Haunted Mansion emerged in 1969.