Haunted Mansion 40th birthday to be celebrated with original Shag art

How sez, "California hipster artist Shag has created 13 new art pieces commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion attraction. I've collected all the details (and art) known to date about the upcoming event in August of 2009 in one post."

What's not to like? Shag's art + the best ride Disney's Imagineers ever built = sheer heaven!

Details are still a little sketchy (pardon the pun) at this time, but it appears that a range of merchandise will be created based on the art: at the very least, Shag will be signing prints on Sunday, August 9th at the park. Buyers, however, will get the first opportunity to buy the prints at a cocktail party the evening of the 8th where Shag will be the guest of honor. Here's hoping that they hold the event in the Mansion itself – Walt Disney World has done dinners in the stretch rooms in the past – what a blast it would be to party where "candle lights flicker where the air is deathly still."

Shag Haunted Mansion art event

(Thanks, How!)