The Haunted Mansion is definitely one of our favorite attractions at Walt Disney World. There are a lot of hidden details and extras that guests might miss if they don’t know where to look. The queue for the attraction, which leads you through the cemetery actually has hidden references for characters that were created for the attraction and didn’t make it into the final version that we know and love today. For example, be on the lookout for the one-eyed cat. This cat was originally planned for the attraction and guests would have been warned about the cat from the Ghost Host.
There is another character, Sea Captain Culpepper Clyne. He was created by Disney Legends Rolly Crump and Yale Gracey. You can actually see his tomb in the cemetery queue as a nod to the story of this ghost. The version of the attraction that included Sea Captain Culpepper Clyne, guests would encounter this sea captain just before a spooky ghost wold materialize nearby. He was cut before the attraction was completed, so we never got to see this scene.
You can check out this awesome video from Disney where Imagineers Steve Vagnini and Daniel Joseph share amazing details:
Who else loves the Haunted Mansion as much as we do?
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