Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Something Spooky This Way Comes...

The general area around the Phantom Manor is really what makes this Haunted Mansion stand out from all the rest. The fact that it is set in Frontierland, also, plays a role in the spookiness and eeriness of the Manor.


Just past the Manor itself, and the nearby Boot Hill Cemetery - which I will be discussing tomorrow - is Geyser Plateau. This Plateau is best viewed from the Thunder Mesa Riverboat, where you can experience the hot springs and steam that rises from the Geyser and the mud puddles. The landscape is very similar to that of the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming - tying in nicely with the Frontierland theme of the area.

Of course, I don't think Yellowstone has quite the same boneyard that we have here. It really is an eerily silent place...


Even though it's right next door, sometimes it's very hard to see the Phantom Manor through the steam and the spray. It's almost as if it's trying to hide itself from us... But it's just a building, and these are just special effects - right?

1 comment:

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

I am absolutely loving this tour Princess! Not only are the details fantastic, but the photographs really bring home the eerie feeling!

Makes me want to start packing my bags right now!