Disney’s Haunted Mansion for sale

Disney’s Haunted Mansion for sale

By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

Posted: 3 pm ET

Want to move into a haunted mansion just in time for Halloween? For less than  $1 million, you can.

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.

Elevator in house“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.

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