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  • [Fun] Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

    The Haunted Mansion's 40th Anniversay and the family that got to spend the night----has made me think about how cool it would be to be alone in the Haunted Mansion....I've decided to express that with a little poem (no standard form used here--just seeing where it leads)....

    What would you look forward to the most about a night alone in the Haunted Mansion?....
    If you could go anywhere and do anything?
    If you could spend the night?
    Or walk through the ride all alone?
    Share those thoughts here

    As i slowly create an unbelievable story of such a night. (Rough Draft version ---there may be mispelling ,,,Etc..)

    Alone in the Haunted Mansion (part 1)

    It was a foggy night
    Unnatural one might say
    For a Friday evening in May

    Through a series on events
    That shall remain unspoken
    Backstage bribes?
    And pledges that were broken?
    I had the opportunity to spend a night
    Alone in the Haunted Mansion
    What a spooky delight.

    Alone I stood
    In front of its iron gates
    A rusty key in a nervous hand
    I turned the key inside the gates metal plates

    As I did the fog rolled in
    Off the the Rivers of America
    Crawling up out of the water
    Windings up the pathway
    Racing past me toward the Mansion Entrance

    I approached the Mansion
    Shuffling my feet through the fog
    Uncertain of each step
    Passing by the horseless hearse
    Carefully up the steps
    The doors already open
    The fog leading the way inside
    Like some supernatural guide

    The foyer was completely dark
    The candlelights did not flicker.
    As I stepped into the room
    The fog grew thicker
    Filling the room up to my eyes
    I thought I heard a whisper
    It said “Surprise”
    Then back outside the thick fog went
    My nerves already were fairly spent
    Alone in the darkness of the Haunted Mansion I stood
    “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”
    “This can’t be good”

    (To Be continued)
    BAC 08/11/2009

    Last edited by brad chowen; 08-11-2009, 11:04 AM. Reason: Correct duplicate word

    A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

    http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

    I always love to think about being alone in this ride. I genuinely think it would instill fear for a while. I love this ride
    "I did do the nasty in the pasty" -Philip J. Fry

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    • #3
      Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

      Part 2 The Elevator

      I wandered over to the elevator
      The Doors were closed
      I had to pry them open
      The elevator was in full stretch
      The only light was the flickering image of the hanging body

      There was no sound at all
      The exit door was sealed shut
      Maybe I should retreat now?
      Go back the way I came?
      But that door too was now shut
      I was trapped alone
      With only the hanging body to keep me company


      For an hour I sat in the room
      Trying not to panic
      The hanging body was slowly swinging
      Back and forth from the ceiling
      Neither door would open
      As if unseen hands held them closed from the other side

      Up again I looked
      The body was no longer there
      All that remained was a dangling rope
      Where could the body have gone?
      I scanned the ceiling with each flicker of light
      It was nowhere to be seen.
      Then I saw an image
      Something obscuring one of the stretching paintings
      With the next flicker of light it was gone
      Was it my imagination?

      I heard a crash
      Something hit the floor
      A scraping noise
      Clawing across the carpet
      Coming toward me
      I backed up to the wall
      I wanted to scream

      (To be Continued)
      BAC 08/11/2009

      A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

      http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

        Excellent poem so far, keep it up.

        I would love to spend the night in HM and just be able to walk through the entire ride at my own pace checking out all the small details and craftsmanship that you can't really see normally. It would also be great to see all the backstage areas such as the control tower and underneath the doombuggies in the ballroom where all the AA's are located. I think I would also sleep in the ballroom maybe in front of the fireplace or in the small room up on the landing between the dueling portraits. But if I really had that much freedom to wander around and check everything out for myself, sleep would be the last thing I would want to do -
        sigpic
        "I Want That Simple Life"

        B.F.F.=Brian Fyfe Forever
        4-8-1983 to 4-28-2010

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        • #5
          Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

          Nice Bruce Campbell pic...

          A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

          http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

            The Hallway


            As I pulled with all my strength at the door
            It was crawling toward me
            Its nails gouging through the carpet
            Scratching to the floor below
            Getting closer

            I closed my eyes
            I could sense its bony hands around my ankles
            The unseen force pulling me to the ground
            I looked up the Body once again was hanging
            Hanging harmlessly from the ceiling
            Seen through flashes of light

            I looked to the door it was open
            I stood up and stumbled out into the hall
            Knocking over the ropes that hold guest back
            Back from the Portaits
            The Portraits remained in darkness
            Not changing as they normally did

            I hurried past them towards
            The Faces that follow you
            They were in darkness as well
            Darkened eyes turning to watch me run by
            They whispered as I passed


            I approached the Motionless Doom Buggies
            I wanted to exit
            I looked towards where the Doom Buggies entered
            It was walled off
            I turned toward the track
            Trying the Special exit doors
            They were all locked
            So into the heart of the ride I went

            (To Be Continued)
            BAC 08/11/2009

            A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

            http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

              Excellent!
              sigpic...After a YEAR I finally was able to figure out my password again! I'm baaack! Woohoo!(:
              Disney is my life <3
              Thank Walt for all he did! <3
              Future Imagineer <3
              Keep Disney the way Walt intended it!!

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              • #8
                Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

                A walkthrough attraction

                I made my way up the ramp
                Darting around the Vehicles
                The suit of armour clattered as I passed
                I looked down the never ending hallway
                It looked so real
                It called out to me


                I ran into the hall towards the floating candle
                No matter how fast I ran
                The candle remained out of reach
                A door to my side opened
                Could this be the way out?
                I entered the door which lead to a stairwell

                A metal set of stairs
                Going down in a spiral
                Covered in dust
                I was backstage now
                Cast Members only
                Heading downstairs.


                Down I went
                The Stairwell looked out over faintly lit rooms
                Mechanical levers
                Old dingy ropes
                Dirty mechanics rags
                Down and down I went
                There was a door at the bottom
                The door was locked

                (To Be Continued)
                BAC 08/11/2009

                A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

                http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

                  My own private tomb

                  I stood at the bottom of the stairs
                  Looking up the curving metal steps
                  They seemed all twisted
                  Somehow smaller
                  Tighter
                  More Claustrophobic
                  Heading up into infinite darkness
                  I dare not go back
                  I pounded on the door
                  As I heard the metal above me creak
                  Someone was coming down the stairs


                  The Stairwell moved with each footstep
                  I clawed at the wooden door
                  Turned the knob again and again


                  And the footsteps grew nearer
                  The metal stairwell shook violently
                  Like it was falling apart
                  I pushed on the door
                  The wood gave like it was a living thing

                  The footsteps grew louder
                  I pushed and door broke
                  Splintered into a million pieces
                  I stood up another door lay open in front of me
                  I walked through
                  Locking it behind me

                  (To Be Continued)
                  BAC 08/11/2009

                  A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

                  http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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                  • #10
                    Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

                    Having a Ball

                    By the faint light of a row of computers
                    I saw them
                    Held in an eternal dance
                    Never letting go
                    Forever together

                    I wandered around the animatronic figures
                    The dancers of the ballroom
                    So creepy yet beautiful on this side of the glass
                    Forgotten for a moment the figure that followed me
                    I stared in marvel at these human like creations

                    Immortal beings

                    I walked among them
                    Wondering what it would be like

                    Metal
                    Plastic
                    Rubber
                    Electrical wiring

                    I stared out into the ballroom
                    Someone was out there
                    Night crew
                    Those mysterious men
                    That wander the underground tunnels
                    Waiting for the park to close
                    Before they go about there work

                    I pounded on the glass trying to get his attention


                    (To be continued)
                    BAC 08/11/2009

                    A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

                    http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

                      He was replacing a light
                      I waved and gestured

                      I grabbed a chair and smashed it against the glass
                      The glass cracked a tiny little crack
                      The Night Crew man turned
                      He held a flashlight scanning it across the window
                      He called something into his walkie talkie then turned and left

                      I wandered back amongst the figures
                      They began to move
                      Spinning around
                      I was caught amid their dance
                      Dodging them as the danced around me

                      I searched the room

                      Not even the one I had entered
                      Nothing made sense
                      I looked out into the ballroom
                      Beyond the shadows of the whirling animatronics

                      It looked like real people were out in the ballroom
                      Dancing
                      Singing
                      Laughing
                      Drinking

                      I walked back over to the glass window
                      Smashing the chair into the crack
                      Splinters of glass rained to the floor
                      I stepped through the hole
                      Into an empty ballroom

                      (To be continued)
                      BAC 8/11/2009

                      A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

                      http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

                        Originally posted by brad chowen View Post
                        With only the hanging body to keep me company
                        i found this line very amusing
                        -plagued

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                        • #13
                          Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion

                          It would be scarier if he did talk....But it is funnier that he doesn't.
                          at this point he is just stuck in a dark room.

                          A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

                          http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion


                            I looked back at the window
                            The window was no longer broken
                            Yet I stood in a pile of broken glass
                            The Animatronics were still moving
                            But no longer in a dance
                            They gathered at the window
                            Pounding on it

                            Through the windows that led out I hurried
                            Leaving the madness of the ballroom
                            It lead to a backstage area
                            I ran down a corridor through another doorway
                            It opened inside the graveyard
                            But the graveyard was empty
                            Tombstones rocked back and forth
                            But all the figures were gone
                            The Singing busts were faceless

                            I wandered down the track towards the exit
                            Working my way around the Doom Buggies
                            Where did all the figures go?

                            Then the Vehicles began to move
                            I darted across to the other side


                            (To be continued)
                            BAC 08/11/2009

                            A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

                            http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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                            • #15
                              Re: Inspired by the thought of being alone in the Haunted Mansion


                              Was playing over the speakers
                              As the Singing busts began to move their lips
                              Down the slope from the attic they came
                              Each Doom Buggie filled with a frightful spook
                              Coming closer and closer to where I stood
                              Frozen in place as if my foot was nailed to the floor

                              They were all singing the song now

                              Blared over the speakers trying to drown them out
                              I turned and ran
                              Darting out of the room
                              As I passed the mirrors
                              The hitchhiking ghosts mocked me
                              Standing side by side
                              In every mirror they stood
                              Smiling
                              Laughing
                              Pointing

                              (To be continued)
                              BAC 08/11/2009

                              A love of Disney that sometimes borders on the edge of crazy ---but I'm okay with that

                              http://braddisneylandblog.blogspot.com/

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