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    Screaming Man in a spider web

    ive heard rumor that in WDW Haunted Mansion there used to be a screaming man caught in a spider web after the library part, is this true and if so is there proof?

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    There used to be a couple giant spiderwebs and big rubber spiders, but there was never a screaming man in either of the webs. The spider web scene was removed several years ago and was replaced with a scene that depicts a never-ending staircase (complete with ghost footprints that appear and disappear).

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    no im talking about in the opening days because those spiders were added when "something" was removed, ive heard that that something was the screaming man. but if youre right thanks for the info

    kind of a hatbox ghost style story

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    ok now i hear there is a man in there but he is under the track to scare the castmembers down there..... i wish for pictures

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    Maybe an overzealous cast member having fun back in the day?

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    haha sounds like something i would do

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    There used to be a suit of armor that would jump out and scare people. Could that be it?
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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    I could have sworn I've seen a photo somewhere in my Internet travels, but here is what Doombuggies.com has to say:

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    The screaming man in the spider's web: Did he ever exist?

    Early in the days of the Haunted Mansion, rumor has it that there was a scene somewhere near the loading area at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion that showed a man trapped in a giant spider's web. While DoomBuggies.com has not yet discovered tangible proof of this claim, there are witnesses to the spectacle. Magic Kingdom Haunted Mansi0n Cast Member Shawn Potts delivers this account: "Long ago when the Magic Kindgom first opened, there was a man trapped in the spider web to the right of the Doom Buggy path, near the Grand Staircase. However, it was felt that this effect was too scary, which was probably due mostly to the fact that there was a hideous screaming sound that accompanied the effect. The man's figure was stashed under an Omnimover motor in the graveyard, and was often used to scare maintenance men. By the way... scaring each other was a very common pasttime for Cast Members at the Haunted Mansion..."
    However, another second-hand account of the man in the web offers slightly different details. According to DoomBuggies forum member "RobotWolf," the man in the web "did indeed make it to the grounds at WDW, but according to my trainer he was never installed. He was still there when I worked there - circa '86, stashed in one of the concrete pits beneath an Omnimover motor. A neat bit of trivia to be sure. But I, personally, am glad that he was never used... wrong type of gag for a Disney attraction."
    It should be noted that official records which document each sound effect utilized in the Mansion do not mention the scream of the man in the web, although there is some evidence on certain schematics that such a prop did exist.

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    I could have sworn I've seen a photo somewhere in my Internet travels, but here is what Doombuggies.com has to say:


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    thats where i got my info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneytwins View Post
    There used to be a suit of armor that would jump out and scare people. Could that be it?

    no sir, or in your case sirs

    but that was a cool effect nonetheless

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    I've read this a while back as well. I would have to say it doesn't sound like it WAS installed but I wouldn't put it past the imagioneers to stall such an effect.
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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneytwins View Post
    There used to be a suit of armor that would jump out and scare people. Could that be it?
    I know of this from Disneyland but was it ever done at WDW?

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    Re: Screaming Man in a spider web

    Quote Originally Posted by almandot View Post
    I know of this from Disneyland but was it ever done at WDW?
    No the knight was a DL thing but as for the man in the web theres concept art of him in the jason surrell book haunted mansion from the magic kingdom to the movies

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