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.
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Denise nbodyhome Preskitt updates
The first thing you see when you enter are a row of busts. It seems like you are supposed to guess who the killer is (there are plaques), but I’m not sure how.
This Sea Captain sings, gurgles as bubbles blow out, and sneezes – if you are too close, you will get a little wet!
There are many more interactive elements – including a library with books that slide in and out, and musical instruments on a crypt that you touch to make music. I have tons of photos on my site and can share more here next week if anyone is interested! But here are a couple of more photos, including Madame Leota from a different angle than we’ve seen before:
This new queue area is slated to open officially on April 1st.
The annual holiday overlay has returned this year with a few new upgrades including new digital projections on the moon in the large load area display and Madame Leota now floats during the holiday overlay, along with some festive lights and other floating goodies. 2DieFR from MiceChat captured the new features on video below.