Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

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Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby larrygator » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:29 pm

Here's an interesting article from the Orlando Sentinel.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/the-daily-disney/os-disney-haunted-mansion-for-sale-20121002,0,5588934.story


Twin of Disney's original Haunted Mansion for sale

If you've always wanted to move into the Haunted Mansion at Disney, here's your chance.

Theme Park Connection, the theme-park memorabilia reseller in Winter Garden, is selling its largest piece of Disneyana ever: a 10,000-square-foot home constructed to look just like the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.

The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom house is in a gated community in Duluth, Ga., more than 2,000 miles away from the original in Anaheim, Calif. Owner and designer Mark Hurt, a contractor, had the home built in 1996.

"He got permission from someone at Disney over at Disneyland to actually walk the attraction outside and measure it to get the exact detail of the house," said Marc Pianko, owner of Theme Park Connection.

A replica plaque at the entrance gate reads "The Haunted Mansion."

The goal was to re-create the attraction's exterior, a Southern-style structure with columns, as might be found in New Orleans. (By contrast, the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom represents an older, gothic style.)

The interior of Hurt's house is contemporary and less themed, except for one bathroom that's home to a variation of the "hitchhiking ghost" scene of the Haunted Mansion attraction. Hurt has lived in the home with his wife and son, and he said there is no evidence that the structure is truly haunted.

Asking price for the home is $873,000.

"We researched it, and this is the only house in the world where someone actually spent the money to model it after a Disney attraction," Pianko said.

The sales arrangement was made after Hurt became a customer of Theme Park Connection.

"It was a perfect match for both of us," Pianko said. His 8,000-square-foot warehouse, open to the public, holds an array of collectibles from Walt Disney World and other theme parks, ranging from souvenir buttons to cast-member costumes to stage props to ride vehicles.

Hurt is selling the home, Pianko said, because he's moving on to other projects, including a home in Hawaii fashioned after Disney's Grand Californian resort.

No tours are available of the Georgia house. Only real estate agents and prequalified buyers will be able to make appointments to see the home
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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby simaticable » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:35 pm

Duluth isn't too far from where I live. I just wonder who will buy it.
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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:04 am

simaticable wrote: I just wonder who will buy it.

Probably someone with $873,000 who's looking for a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom house in a gated community in Duluth, Ga....and might also be a Disney fan.
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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby gisco » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:22 am

I bet if you asked people what home this was modeled after 99% would have no clue.
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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby Wes » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:45 pm

Ha! Didn't see this a few weeks back.

Would any of you guys want to live here???

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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby triggernel » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:48 pm

This story has exploded. Just saw a bit about it in TIME magazine.
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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby cfc » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:25 pm

Did anyone watch the video of the "special bathroom" in the house?


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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:48 pm

^There'd better be a way to turn that off. It would get annoying really fast.
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Re: Anyone interested in buying Disney's Haunted Mansion?

Postby cfc » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:01 pm

^I wish it worked when someone used the toilet: "The spirits will materialize only if you remain quietly seated at all times."

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