Thursday, October 31, 2019
Happy Hauntings From The Haunted Mansion
It's October 31, and since 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, let's take a look back at some haunting history. Or is it a look ahead? The 1965 Disneyland Pictorial Guidebook featured a preview of the Haunted Mansion four years before its opening. Prominent in this rarely seen preview is one of the most famous pieces of Disney theme-park art: the painting of a very haunted looking Haunted Mansion by Sam McKim, based on Ken Anderson's 1958 sketch. With this fascinating example of Disney art, we come to the end of our countdown for this year. Happy Halloween 2019!