Disney’s Haunted Mansion for sale
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com
Friday, October 26, 2012
Posted: 3 pm ET
A live-in replica of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction is listed for sale in Duluth, Ga. for $873,000. The 10,000-square-foot spooky house has four stories and seven bedrooms. The ghosts are not included in the deal — except for the animated hitchhiking ghost scene in one of the home’s six bathrooms.
The owner, Mark Hurt, is a designer and Disney contractor. He built the replica in 1996 in a gated community and lived there for 16 years with his wife and son. The replica matches the exact architecture and every detail of one of Disney’s most popular attractions.
“He actually measured the real Disney mansion to make sure it was exact,” says Mark Pianko of Theme Park Connection, a Florida company that specializes in Disney collectibles. “He went through a lot of great details to make sure it was authentic.” Theme Park partnered with the owner to market the home.
The house features a “Haunted Mansion” plaque at the front gate, a two-story library, an elevator and a surprise for guests as they enter the first-floor bathroom.
“When they start washing their hands, the lights start to flicker and a ghost appears in the mirror,” Pianko says. “Mark says he would forget to tell guests about the bathroom and then he would hear screams and say, ‘Oh, forgot to tell them.'”
Hurt says he is selling the house because he is working on his next project, a resort-themed house modeled after Disney’s Grand Californian.
The Haunted Mansion has received 45 bids on its eBay listing, which expires Nov. 1. The offers have not met the seller’s asking price yet.
Want to make an offer? Make sure you pre-qualify for a mortgage before you schedule a tour.