Backstage at the Haunted Mansion

A new tumblr, Haunted Mansion Backstage, consists of rare photos of the backstage areas of the Disney parks' Haunted Mansion rides not normally visible from the "Doom Buggy" ride vehicles. For me, this stuff is the real magic -- seeing how somewhat dated robotics technology can be used to create such a wonderful, seamless illusion from the foreground.

Haunted Mansion Backstage


  1. These are great, but because it’s been so long since I’ve been on the ride, I wish they’d pair the backstage images with images of the effect the person on the ride sees. 

  2. i would swear, that as a kid, i watched a disney show that introduced the ride and showed the behind-the-scenes parts of the illusions. i have yet to find any evidence of it, but i’ve always known how they worked, and i didn’t get to any disney park until adulthood.

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