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  • [Question] What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

    We already know that the cob webs are made out of hot glue sticks but what do they use to make it look dusty?

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    Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

    I believe it is an old special effects standby: Fuller's Earth

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    • #3
      Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

      Human remains.

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      • #4
        Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

        I've always thought they just let the dust naturally accumulate. My theory was confirmed when ToT opened and all the "cobwebs" were just strings and I actually, over time, got to see the dust build and build until they are what we see today.
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          Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

          Originally posted by dougeebear View Post
          I believe it is an old special effects standby: Fuller's Earth
          Yup.

          I want to know how they get that musty smell through-out the whole ride. Definitely a very distinct smell.

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          • #6
            Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

            It's real dust. Custodial is specifically instructed not to dist in there. Blow on something next time you go in and dust will fly everywhere.

            Originally posted by BlueJet View Post
            I want to know how they get that musty smell through-out the whole ride. Definitely a very distinct smell.
            It's easy. Just stop cleaning your house!

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            • #7
              Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

              Originally posted by dfan07 View Post
              It's easy. Just stop cleaning your house!
              Even on day 1, the ride had the smell.

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              • #8
                Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

                I believe the Fuller's Earth has that odor.
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                • #9
                  Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

                  ground up pixie wings...
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                    Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

                    Originally posted by SpaceDog76 View Post
                    I've always thought they just let the dust naturally accumulate. My theory was confirmed when ToT opened and all the "cobwebs" were just strings and I actually, over time, got to see the dust build and build until they are what we see today.


                    Originally posted by dfan07 View Post
                    It's real dust. Custodial is specifically instructed not to dist in there. Blow on something next time you go in and dust will fly everywhere.



                    It's easy. Just stop cleaning your house!
                    ^^^

                    Took exaclty what I wanted to say. Disney has signs to those who work the graveyard shift to be instructed not to dust the cobwebs for the version at WDW. I don't know if it applies here though.


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                    • #11
                      Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

                      Actually Disney cleans the Haunted Mansion for sanitary reasons, the dust isn't real, it's a powder of some kind. That Fuller's Earth looks correct.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

                        I thought I read somewhere that the AC units keep things a little too clean in the HM so CMs will take leafblower-type machines and spray the Fuller's Earth and cobweb-making stuff throughout the attraction.

                        I believe I read that in David Koenig's MouseTales or MouseTales 2.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

                          You could always use dark gray spray paint and spray into a fan and let whatever you want to get dusty just get hit by the spray.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What does Disney use for fake Dust in the Haunted Mansion

                            i've touched the bookshelves and such in the ToT waiting room / library.. contrary to how it looks it is dust free! ill go with everyone else with the Fuller's Earth

                            pretty sure real accumulated dust will be a health concern/unsanitary..
                            -plagued

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by techskip View Post
                              ground up pixie wings...
                              That's grim.

                              (And you took my response!)

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