Things You're Just Supposed to Know

Most of the time, Long-Forgotten assumes that readers are already familiar with basic facts
about the Haunted Mansion. If you wanna keep up with the big boys, I suggest you check out
first of all the website, After that, the best place to go is Jason Surrell's book,
The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic (NY: Disney Editions; 2015). That's the
re-named third edition of The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies (NY:
Disney Editions, 2003; 2nd ed. 2009). Also essential reading is Jeff Baham's The Unauthorized
Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion (USA: Theme Park Press, 2014; 2nd ed. 2016).

This site is not affiliated in any way with any Walt Disney company. It is an independent
fan site dedicated to critical examination and historical review of the Haunted Mansions.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

No, I'm not going to say, "Welcome, Foolish Mortals"

But welcome you are, foolish you may be, and mortal, more likely than not.

Let that slide.

For those of you who don't know the background to this blog, it started with a post on the MiceChat Disneyland discussion board back in 2007.  I was trying to discover whether anyone else remembered a short-lived special effect from the early days of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion.  Once the discussion began, it never ended.  Fans of the Haunted Mansions in the various Disney parks collected like flies on a No-Pest strip.  Many of them were and are quite knowledgeable (the fans, not No-Pest strips). There are even Disney Imagineers among the readers. Today the Thread is still not dead, with tens of thousands of posts.

I figure it's time to move this weird and wonderful phenomenon to a more stable format.  These days, what you need to know in order to blog has been dumbed down to the point where even a Luddite like moi can manage.  I think.

The "Long-Forgotten" thread is hardly a one-man show.  I am especially grateful to HM experts and collectors out there who have enriched the Thread with their photos and information, but I am grateful too for the energy and insights coming from all the other contributors, too many to name.  You guys know who you are.


  1. Test x2? Welcome to the world of blogging, and excellent to see you!

  2. Welcome to the asylum — err, attic — err, Blogland.