Disney world secret: Back in the day, the exit for the Haunted Mansion used to be through a turnstile that let guests off at Liberty Square. When the turnstile was removed, a bit of the machinery was left in the ground. Many people thought it resembled a wedding ring, and a legend was born. “Because this ring was a creation of the fans and not Disney canon, the story of the ring varied depending who would tell it. Perhaps Master Gracey had gotten angry at the young woman for cheating on him and tossed it over the balcony in a fit of rage. Or maybe it was the indent of her ring forced into the ground when she flung herself to her death. The delightfully morbid notion took on a life of it’s own and the little piece of embedded pipe grew into legend.” After the ring was finally paved over fans became upset. Because it was such a fun little Easter Egg to find when visiting. So, the Disney Imagineers decided to add an official haunted ring to the ride. The only problem, you have to find it. But, don’t worry Disney cast members are totally happy to help you find the haunted mansion wedding ring!
The arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty in Madison Square Park, New York. These portions of the Statue were exhibited to raise funds for the completion of the statue and its pedestal. The arm and torch remained in the park from 1876 until 1882. ‘Members of the public could pay fifty cents to climb to the balcony of the torch.’
[Image description: two photos of a woman standing outdoors in front of a tall, leafy hedge, one a full-length shot and the other three-quarters. She is white and has dark brown hair, short on the sides and worn curly off to one side on top. She wears glasses with frames that are tortoiseshell on top and clear, pink-tinted plastic on bottom. She wears a wool, tartan blazer in mossy green, light blue, and teal, a buttoned waistcoat in navy blue plaid, a floral chambray shirt in light blue, green trousers, and knee-high boots.]
Please forgive me if I throw all the patterns on at once; sometimes I just can’t help myself!
Blazer: LL Bean | Vest: Made by me | Shirt: Old Navy | Pants: Old Navy | Boots: Avenue | Pocket square: Liberty
Iterations of Haunted Mansion exterior concepts through the years: a Louisiana plantation home for Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, a neo-Gothic New England manor for Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square, and even an early concept developed which would have been located along Disneyland’s Main Street (top), which resembles the Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris today.