Jun 17th 2007 3:18PM Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) is a work of art.
It was Walt Disney's greatest creation.
When it opened it completely changed the amusement industry.
It was the birthplace of the "modern" roller coaster(tubular-steel tracks).
The attraction is the "Matterhorn" and it changed roller coasters forever.
Do you think the new "Ferrari" theme park could live up to that kind of pedigree?
Unseat Diasneyland? Nonsense.
Nov 12th 2006 9:26PM Please remember that the price of a bottle of wine has nothing to do with how good the wine is.
For example: a little known Champagne called "Salon Champagne", (retails for about $18) ranked higher in WINE SPECTATOR surveys then some Champagnes that were selling in the $200-$300 range.
Let the buyer beware.
Oct 6th 2006 12:19AM Betterhaunts.com doesn't make any specific remarks about architectural style differences regarding the two HAUNTED MANSION attractions. Mystery not solved.
The article by Nicole Weston grabs your attention by addressing "Disney fans". It states that a Victorian mansion in Pennsylvania was the inspiration for Disneyland's HAUNTED MANSION and is for sale.
I content it was NOT the inspiration of Disneyland's HAUNTED MANSION and that their statements are false.
To make a claim that you own a property that was used as inspiration by Disney Imagineers is a highly marketable statement.
In what way did The Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, PA inspire the HAUNTED MANSION at Disneyland?
Clearly NOT architecturally. The two styles are unrelated. Are they implying The Harry Packer Mansion had shrinking rooms with corpses hanging from the ceiling or galleries of portrait pictures that changed before your eyes or never-ending hallways or parlors with crystal balls with talking heads and musical instruments flying around the room? I don't think so.
Again, I contend they're using the Disney name to sell a piece of real eatate and make a story.
Oct 5th 2006 10:53PM Equating folklore with an opinion on subjective concepts of the afterlife is idiotic thinking and has nothing to do with someone trying to dupe the public with claims that an old house in Pennsylvania was the inspiration for a classic theme park attraction.
Oct 5th 2006 10:23PM The HAUNTED MANSION in The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World (in Florida) appears to be Gothic Revival with Jacobian influences.
Oct 5th 2006 10:18PM It is a very beautiful home.
It can stand on it's own without making claims that it inspired a classic Disneyland attraction.
Oct 5th 2006 9:28PM The HAUNTED MANSION at Disneyland architecturally is based on the "Homewood" estate in Natchez, Mississippi.
It was built in the "Greek Revival" style.
The house you feature in your article is a type of Victorian architecture called "Second Empire".
I'm curious what realionship you are trying to make between the two.
It appears the owners are trying to cash in the Disney name.
Aug 27th 2006 6:23AM This is one of those tiresome stories that panders to insecure middle-class people fascinated by money and all the stupid things you can by with it.
If we were speaking about a rare Champagne, that is one thing........but were talking about rum. Something that is preferred by people who have limited taste and scope.