We are rapidly approaching one of the most popular holiday seasons at the Disneyland Resort, Halloween Time. Aside from the special Halloween decorations throughout the park, and the after hours Mickey’s Halloween Parties, Disneyland also transforms two attractions for the holiday season. Haunted Mansion Holiday is the most popular of the two attraction “overlays”. Jack Skellington takes over the mansion, as guests can experience what happens with Christmas and Halloween collide.
Each year, a real gingerbread house is built and placed on display in the attraction’s ballroom scene. These confectionary creations are unique each year, and are an impressive and anticipated part of Halloween Time at Disneyland. For the 2012 Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House, Brian D Sandahl, Senior Designer for Disney Entertainment Creative Development, has come up with a wildly different and intriguing design.
“Imagine if Jack Skellington had landed on the Haunted Mansion and decorated it with his vision of Halloween and Christmas,” says Brian. The 2012 gingerbread house sits on top of a tall skinny mountain, reaching nine feet. Zero, Jack Skellington’s ghost dog will also fly around the top of the tower.
A “terror train” will encircle the house, “You’ll see the train, but it will appear as a ghost train – you can see through it,” says Brian. “As the train travels its creepy course, the ‘ghost lady’ at the right end of the ballroom table blows out the candles on the cupcake.”
Read More about the 2012 Halloween Time season at the Disneyland Resort, including “The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition”.
The Haunted Mansion Holiday and Halloween Time will open at Disneyland on September 14, 2012.