Tradition continues with 19th transformation of Haunted Mansion, and 19th creepy creation for the ghosts: a gingerbread house that celebrates the 50thanniversary of the attractionANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2019) – Not only does 2019 mark the 50th anniversary of the beloved Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland Park, it’s also the 19th time that Jack Skellington has visited the 999 Happy Haunts who dwell in the Haunted Mansion, transforming it into Haunted Mansion Holiday. Each year, Jack dresses up as “Sandy Claws” as he and his ghost dog Zero bring ghoulish delights from Halloween Town to visit Disneyland.
One of Jack’s holiday traditions is leaving a special treat for the ghosts who dance around the Haunted Mansion’s Grand Hall. The annual centerpiece for this “waltz of the weird” is always a huge, creepy gingerbread creation. Jack delivers new and thrilling surprises every year.
The Ghost Host of Haunted Mansion Holiday always says, “even a gingerbread house can be scary,” and this year’s design definitely lives up to that description. In 2019, the Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house celebrates the 50thanniversary of the Haunted Mansion attraction, with 15 spirited, spooky and recognizable ghosts made out of gingerbread. Guests will find the hitchhiking ghosts, the Phantom Five and even Constance in gingerbread form, each ghost ranging from 24 to 30 inches tall. The Haunted Mansion gingerbread house stands nearly 10-feet tall, and is made out of approximately 30 pounds of gingerbread, three gallons of egg whites, 120 pounds of frosting and icing, 75 pounds of confectioner’s sugar, 140 pounds of fondant, and more.
A team of six culinary cast members from the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery created this year’s gingerbread mansion, which took 13 days to build and decorate. Three of these pastry team members have been part of the Haunted Mansion gingerbread house team since the annual holiday transformation began 18 years ago.
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