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Disneyland celebrates Haunted Mansion anniversary

This summer, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, will celebrate the 30thanniversary of The Haunted Mansion, one of the theme park's most popularattractions. In preparation for the August 9 milestone, on June 26 and 27Disneyland will offer the opportunity to meet several of the attraction'screators, and to view or purchase limited-edition reproductions of HauntedMansion artwork created 30 years ago by Marc Davis and Collin Campbell. OnSaturday, June 26, guests who purchase the required special ticket canattend a beverage reception and panel discussion featuring six of thecreators of The Haunted Mansion: animator Marc Davis, artist Sam McKim,music director Buddy Baker, "Grim Grinning Ghost" lyricist X. Atencio,Imagineer and designer Rolly Crump, and Imagineer and artist CollinCampbell. The June 26 ticket also includes a reserved viewing area forFantasmic!, a midnight ride through The Haunted Mansion (with surprises),and a commemorative Haunted Mansion pin. On Sunday, June 27, at the DisneyGallery, painter Eric Robison and sculptor Terri Hardin will appear inperson to greet guests and sign their work from 2 to 4:30 pm. Robison'soriginal painting of the Haunted Mansion will be on sale, along withlimited-edition lithographs of the same work. Earlier on Sunday, from 10 amto 12 noon, Robison will demonstrate his painting techniques at The HauntedMansion. Terri Hardin will create two limited-edition 7 inch sculptures,"Organ Player" and "Caretaker the Dog." As noted, some events in "The Artof the Haunted Mansion" on June 26 require a special ticket. For moreinformation call 1-800-362-4533. Disneyland Park admission is required toattend the Disney Gallery show and the events on Sunday, June 27, but noadditional ticket is required for those events.

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