I had a dream a few weeks ago that, when I awoke from it, had felt so real, I knew I’d need to write it down on the blog. It’s taken me a little bit of time, but here it is!
(image found on the Walt Disney World website)
The Haunted Mansion Halloween event will be a seasonal dinner show offered in the months of September and October. On each night of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (32 nights), there will be a separately ticketed dinner show available in the Magic Kingdom.
(photo by Brett Kiger, found here)
Guests will receive an invitation to attend the wedding of Constance Hatchaway and her fiancé, which will change each week to encourage more merchandise opportunities. Having different would-be husbands also adds to the repeatability factor of the event. Guests will want to see how each wedding changes from week to week in their themes, the music, dancing, food, etc.
The dinner itself will take place in a ballroom, set up as closely as possible to Disney’s ballroom from the Haunted Mansion, that is built adjacent to the current ride building, so guests truly feel like they are walking into the attraction. Live actors will perform music, dance for the dining guests in period costumes, and after the food has been collected, will encourage guests to come up onstage (on the ballroom floor) and interact with them. Two actors will even reenact the duel from the paintings above the ballroom.
Of course, this was all a dream, but Disney Imagineers, if you decide to add this to the Magic Kingdom, give me a call and I’ll let you know more details. 🙂