Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
  1. #1

    • .
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,923

    Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I would be interested in reading a sort of chronology on the development of the Haunted Mansion Holiday.
    For instance, what versions of the music are in use from which version of the soundtrack?
    What have they added?

    2001: Haunted Mansion Holiday opens. Original soundtrack debuts
    2002: ?
    2003: Danny Elfman music replaces the original soundtrack. Oogie Boogie sequence debuts.
    2004: ?
    2005: ?
    2006: Original Soundtrack returns to Stretching Room/Graveyard

    etc. Can anyone fill in more?

  2. #2

    • Yo!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Along the coast
    Posts
    1,147

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I actually have some modifications to that list for ya.

    2001: HMH opens. Original soundtrack debuts.
    2002: Scarols debut outside in the attraction's queue.
    2003: New soundtrack debuts. Arranged by John Debney & overseen by Danny Elfman. However, the Stretching Room soundtrack is quickly changed back to the old version due to popular demand. Oogie also debuts in the attraction this year.
    2004: Minor updates.
    2005: Minor updates.
    2006: Minor updates. Also, the Scarols have disappeared from the queue.


    The original soundtrack was never restored in the Graveyard. While the vocals have always remained the same, the original arrangement for the Graveyard's soundtrack hasn't returned.
    "Keep Moving Forward."

  3. #3

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    200

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    dont forget the yearly changed centerpiece in the dining room scene.

  4. #4

    • Once more, with feeling!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Under the blue and pink tarps of the French Market
    Posts
    490

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I'm pretty sure the new soundtrack debuted in 2002 rather than 2003.

  5. #5

    • .
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,923

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    And good riddance to the scarols.

  6. #6

    • It's all about Theme!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,604

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    Quote Originally Posted by mrfantasmic View Post
    And good riddance to the scarols.
    But I loved the scarols!! They were so fun.
    Friend walks into line of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-
    "Come on, Let's go see Country Bear- .......Oh."
    -August 1st 2010

    And this elevator traverls directly to The Twilight Zone The Gift Shop!
    -August 2nd 2010

  7. #7

    • Lowering Expectations
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,061

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Jr. View Post
    But I loved the scarols!! They were so fun.
    Yeah, what is attributed to their sudden departure? Even my friends noticed, and commented that the music box track (borrowed from Paris's Phantom Manor, I might add) gets annoying after winding all the way around the queue.

    2003 was the year you could try to hunt down all 20 'Oogies.' There was a portrait in the stretch room of him, "Oogie" spelled out in bones along the stairs under the endless hallway with Zero, as well as an Oogie carnivorous plant, and an Oogie centerpiece on the Ballroom table. A few of the Oogies remained through the years after 2003 to the present, including the topiary outside, the cymbol-crashing present in the attic, and the Oogie roulette finale of course.
    Follow news-savvy @DLtoday on Twitter by clicking on the banner below:


  8. #8

    • Ok time for cocoa
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,002

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I believe it was the first year, and maybe the second, that they "opened" a different present each day in the loading area. That was fun to see.

  9. #9

    • It's a dead man's party!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Villains Lair
    Posts
    362

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    2003
    - Theme: Year of Oogie Boogie
    - Patches of each NBC characters riding in doom bugies were given out at French Market

    2004
    - Theme: Year of Zero
    - Patches of NBC characters doing misc things were given out at French Market
    - Food at the French Market was served in Zero's dog bowl
    - Last year to have HMH t-shirts

    2005
    - Theme: Year of the evil wreath
    - Lock, Shock and Barrel's bathtub were used as bowls at French Market...until Disney marked it defective because the bathtub would melt

    2006
    - No theme that I know of this year...
    - Still no t-shirts this year
    - New Zero dog bowls for two special dishes at French Market
    - Jack Skellington's face on different coins given out at French Market for 13 weeks

    Ghost Mickey Popcorn Bucket Mission? 10/14/10 SUCCESS! FINALLY!!!!

  10. #10

    • Man O Lantern
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    It's fall, ya'll!
    Posts
    8,484

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I miss the Scarols.

    This is the first year I've seen all the regular stuff from the HM attic hanging around behind the overlay. Looks a little cheap.

  11. #11

    • AKA: Indyiluvu
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Huntington Beach
    Posts
    981

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    Sorry but I don't remember. What were the scarols? Anyone have a pic?

  12. #12

    • living to haunt
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sonoma California
    Posts
    636

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    Quote Originally Posted by indyIluvu View Post
    Sorry but I don't remember. What were the scarols? Anyone have a pic?
    I am also curious about the Scarols? Would love to see pictures. From reading this thread are you serious there is no annual HMH tshirts for sale? This I can't believe....for shame

    Happy Haunting
    Ladydragonn55

  13. #13

    • I'm Flying High
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    1313 Harbor Blvd.
    Posts
    1,386

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I think the scarols were "nightmarish" versions of Christmas carols. I have only been to HMH once in 2005 so they weren't there but I heard some on a Disney music site.
    The daydream princess

  14. #14

    • Shredder
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    431

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I actually thouht that the Scarols were creative and fun, I notitced that they were gone but I hope that they're not gone for long! Maybe some of us should go down to City Hall and ask "What's up with the crappy theme in HM right now and what happend to the Scarols?!"

    As to the festivities and the overlay... it's a little dissapointing this year. The quality is lacking this year and it hurts to see something that was so much fun turn into another quality control nightmare. The original HM may be getting some upgrades, but not the overlay...

  15. #15

    • .
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,923

    Re: Haunted Mansion Holiday Through the Years

    I love the music in the queue right now, and wouldn't want to have to stand through the cheesy scarols that weren't very funny and most people didn't get. It just didn't seem right with the rest of the Mansion's theme.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Haunted Mansion Holiday
    By BassBone in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-06-2007, 09:31 PM
  2. MY Haunted Mansion Holiday
    By Nautilus in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-20-2006, 10:04 PM
  3. Haunted Mansion Holiday
    By luckyamber in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-11-2006, 07:37 PM
  4. Was it due to the Haunted Mansion Holiday?
    By FantasyForever in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-16-2005, 01:42 PM
  5. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-15-2005, 08:08 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •