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    Haunted Mansion sign

    In early shots of the Haunted Mansion, the sign in front of the gate was gold, but now it's green/black.
    What happened?

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Oxidization.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    I believe the sign has formed a patina over the years. It's not made of gold though. I think it's copper.
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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Copper turns green as it oxidizes (reacts with oxygen).

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    Copper turns green as it oxidizes (reacts with oxygen).
    ie The Statue of Liberty

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Exactly! Most people don't know that the Statue of Liberty was originally a goldish color.
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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    The Haunted Mansion is elegant and foreboding.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    That green is ghost juice that's made it change.


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    Ewww ghost juice ;-)

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Whoah, that is some neat information. I would've never even realized that
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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Interesting I didn't know that either and it's good to know.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Its the same reason that the roof on TLM was made that color. It is supposed to be oxadized copper as well if I'm not mistaken.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc that looks gold, So the sign may have been brass, if it was a gold color. Both brass and copper get a very nice patina when left in the elements. Brass gets more dark/black than green like copper does. The roofs on main street, on the right side when you enter the park are made of copper and if you look, they have a wonderful green patina.


    Disney also oxidizes (a way of getting a patina by using chemicals) lot of their brass railings to make them black, you can tell which railings get touched more because they have been polished by visitors hands. you can really see this in the silly swings area railings. that is all.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion sign

    Wow, great knowledge. I feel like I'm learning something new everyday about the parks.
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    It's ectoplasm.
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