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Welcome to DoomBuggies.com, an online documentary about Disney's Haunted Mansion attractions. Don't miss the following features of our fiendishly fun site:

A DoomBuggies.com exclusive: Discover the 1950 publication that directly inspired Ken Anderson's design for the Haunted Mansion facade. Unearthed from the WDI archives, this photograph from 1950 is undoubtedly the primary inspiration for the exterior design at Disneyland.

Hatbox GhostAlso exclusive to DoomBuggies.com: View the only known photograph of the infamous "Hatbox Ghost" actually positioned in the Haunted Mansion attraction! This mysterious character is finally revealed in this amazing photo!

Are you a member of the DoomBuggies.com mailing list? Sign up now to learn all of the latest goings-on with Disney's dark ride masterpiece, the Haunted Mansion! You can also have the coolest email address in this earthly realm: YOU@HauntedMansion.com! And definitely don't forget your official DoomBuggies Death Certificate!

Our creepy collection of macabre media will leave you shivering with ghoulish delight!

Add our exclusive 13-hour clock (like the one found in the Haunted Mansion) to your own web site or myspace page! Or get one to drag around your computer desktop!

Listen to the complete history of Disney's Haunted Mansion through rare vintage audio clips and videos! Listen to a young Drew Barrymore describe the horrors in the Mansion - or watch Cheers' Woody reminisce about a ghostly love lost to the Mansion... and much more!

Discover rare Haunted Mansion memorabilia from the collections of Disneyana collectors around the world, and check our exclusive price guide for current values.

Now the tale will be told!

Throughout the development of the Haunted Mansion, various storylines and background stories were considered for use in the attraction - either as literal interpretations or as ideas that would inform the design of the ride. But since Walt Disney died before a firm direction was decided upon, it was up to his Imagineers to put their heads together to refocus the Haunted Mansion project and take it to completion.

Though in the end it was decided to create the attraction as a series of vignettes designed more as sight gags than storytelling mechanisms, one of the original stories created within the walls of WED stands out as a dramatic tale intended to describe the family that once lived in the Mansion, and the tragic circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths. A sea captain, a lonely bride, and a tell-tale heart... all mixed together in a classic ghost story that might have been.

DoomBuggies is proud to present a dramatic presentation of that story, as recalled by Kat Cressida, who grew up hearing the tales from her father, who worked alongside the marketers and Imagineers at Disneyland in the early '70s. Cressida is now a voice over artist for Disney, and has come full circle in one of her latest roles, which is the voice of Constance, the bride currently haunting the attic in the Haunted Mansion attractions. Click here to learn more about the project or to listen to the story now.

New merchandise now available!

Did you know that when X Atencio wrote the unforgettable theme song from the Haunted Mansion ("Grim Grinning Ghosts"), he was actually quoting Shakespeare? Now you can satisfy both the literary and haunting sides of your personality with our new Shakespeare poster - just one of many great items in the official DoomBuggies Souvenir Shop! Click here to visit.

Join thousands of Haunted Mansion fans in the DoomBuggies forums!

Stop by the DoomBuggies Message Boards to chat with other fans, read recent trip reports, learn the latest news from the various Mansions, play games in our "Chilling Challenge" forum and enter contests to win great prizes! You might meet Disneyana experts, Mansion cast members - maybe even an Imagineer - and registration is totally free. Sign up today and join our "swinging wake!"

Our library is well-stocked

Don't miss DoomBuggies' library of Haunted Mansion stories, articles and printed works, where you can learn even more about the Mansion from every period of the Mansion's history, from the '60s through today.

Special event reports

Read in-person reviews of various special events Disney has held to celebrate and honor the Haunted Mansion, such as Disneyland's 30th anniversary event and Walt Disney World's Happy Haunts Ball, among others.

DoomBuggies: Haunted Mansion Fan Central!

Haunted Mansion fans from around the world come out to socialize at DoomBuggies! Visit our forums to discuss all sorts of Haunted Mansion-related topics, or submit your photos to our changing portrait. Are you a Haunted Mansion collector? Look at our gallery of Haunted Mansion memorabilia to see the latest values. You can get a robust email account featuring YOU@HauntedMansion.com - and it's free! You can also join the official DoomBuggies Fan Club to receive a newsletter, an exclusive cloisonne pin, a DoomBuggies pressed penny, a bumper sticker, tattoos, a membership card and more.


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