Anyone who knows me or listens to my podcast knows I have an obsession with Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. The once-small group of Haunted Mansion-related merchandise that my wife and I assembled 7 or 8 years ago has grown into a massive all-encompassing Haunted Mansion collection that includes hundreds of pins, sculptures, figurines, art prints, apparel, and much more. The collection grew large enough that we have devoted an entire room in our house to house it.
I posted pictures a few years ago of the room when we first painted and decorated it. Since then, our Haunted Mansion collection has continued to grow as Disney continues to release more Mansion-related goodies. We spent more than 3 hours of reorganizing the room last night and today I’ve snapped some new pictures of how it has all come together.
You can click on each of the photos below to enlarge them.
I apologize for the blurriness of some of them, though it does give somewhat of a ghostly feel to them (or at least that’s my excuse).
Here’s a panoramic overview of the whole room as it looks while standing in the doorway. The windows are real windows and while there are blackout curtains hanging over them, it’s tough to get all of the light to stay out. I have installed a lightning/thunder effect that can flicker in the windows at night.
A closer look at the most interesting corner of the room. The framed prints on the walls (stretching portraits, duelers, etc.) were purchased in the old Disney Gallery at Disneyland on their Print on Demand system. I don’t think the stretching portraits are available for purchase any longer.
The washed out framed pieces are unofficial lenticular changing portrait images. Madame Leota on the chair is also homemade. You can see her in action here. Most of the furniture pieces in the room are reproduction antiques (though one is a genuinely old desk). The chair rail is actually crown molding that I thought matched the feel of the Mansion rather well. The wainscoting is really just brown paint. I didn’t think installing actual wainscoting was necessary.
We removed the doors of the closet in this bedroom, painted it, and installed shelves, converting it into an excellent display area. It has gotten awfully crowded in there over the years.
This piece of furniture was intended to add some seating to the room but ended up being covered with merchandise (like everything else in there). The coffin is a fairly rare piece of Haunted Mansion merchandise. It was released at one of the Happy Haunts events in Orlando a few years ago and contains a skeleton and several small pins. The Lakeside Haunted Mansion board game is completely intact with all Doom Buggy playing pieces. The “Butler” collage at the bottom features pictures of me as a Haunted Mansion butler at Disneyland for the Disney Dream Job contest a few years ago. It was made by a friend and fellow Dream Job winner, JorDan.
Here is our Haunted Mansion pin collection. There’s simply no room to hang all of these on the walls so for now they get stacked against a wall (as seen below). We own almost every Haunted Mansion pin that has ever been released. We’re only missing a few exceptionally rare pins and a few framed sets (and probably a few that have slipped through the cracks over the years).
Here you can see the doorway that leads out into the vaguely Tomorrowland-themed bonus room.
Here’s a look down the hall toward the Haunted Mansion room. I’ll post some pictures of our bonus room soon. It’s filled with a whole lot more collectibles (not all Disney, but many are).
So there’s a look at the Haunted Mansion room as it exists right now. Some of the newest collectibles from the recent Haunted Mansion 40th anniversary event haven’t made it into the room yet as they’re on display in our house downstairs for Halloween. Plus, some of the items weren’t ready for the event, so they should be arriving here soon. Once those arrive, I’ll have to reorganize the room once again to make room for the new items. It’s a never-ending battle… but it’s a lot of fun!Tweet