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Haunted Mansion Holiday Panorama

posted on October 26th, 2010 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


We’re very excited to bring you a Disney Parks Blog first today – a panoramic photo of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park taken with GigaPan technology. If you’re not familiar with GigaPan, it’s a process which allows you to explore panoramic images in amazing detail.

Last month, on the day before Haunted Mansion Holiday opened its creaky gates for the 10th spooktacular season, we decided to see if we could create a GigaPan image, exclusively for the Disney Parks Blog, where fans could examine Jack Skellington’s handiwork to their hearts’ desire. We hope you like it!

Oh – I almost forgot…For the truly detail-oriented Disney Parks Blog fans among you, a special surprise awaits in this image. Please don’t try to pin me down on what it is though. It will be good practice for you, because I know Tom Smith is working on a cool panoramic photo at Walt Disney World that you will want to be ready for!

Enjoy!

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1

Jeff from MI on October 26th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

That’s really amazing George. By increasing the screen size with my TrackPad I can see even the smallest details. Now off to search for the surprise!

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Christopher from UT on October 26th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

That is incredible. I love being able to zoom in on every little detail. Not quite as being there in person but it was fun.

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Jill from CA on October 26th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

My screen is black. What am I doing wrong?

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Sarah on October 26th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

That is awesome! And I think I might have found “something” in the pic . . . maybe not “the surprise” in question but it is definitely something! :D

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Amy on October 26th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Wow this is AMAZING!!!! I can’t wait to find out what the hidden surprise is!

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Amy on October 26th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Amazing! Of course I prefer the real thing and will see it later today at Mickey’s Halloween Party!

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Sarah on October 26th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Found it! Man, that was hard to pin down.

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Kenneth on October 26th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Found it as well. Was very interesting photo.

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David on October 26th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Nicely put, Sarah!

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Jennifer on October 26th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Found it :)

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Merrill on October 26th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Ooooo! It is so amazingly clear when zoomed waaaaaay in! I love it!

Oh, and I’m going to Mickey’s Halloween Party tonight too! See you there! Boo!

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Scott on October 26th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Trying like heck. What is the hidden surprise?

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Daniel from NY on October 26th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

aww im trying to figure out the image. can someone give a hint?

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Nicole on October 26th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Can I get a hint for where to look? I can’t seem to find it!

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Mark from CA on October 26th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

found it! that was pretty easy.

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Megan on October 26th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Well I HOPE it’s not the sign that says the Haunted Mansion is closed! ;)

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Megan on October 26th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

P.S. My inner grammar geek demands that I point out Jack misspelled “mantel.” “Mantle” refers to an article of warm clothing, not the thing over a fireplace.

P.P.S. Our dear Ghost Host II also says the experience is “unlike no other,” which is a double negative and incorrect.

Aside from these, the Mansion is perfect! :D

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Megan on October 26th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Oooh! Found it! 8:-D

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Heather from CA on October 26th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Oh, think I found it:)

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Marcy on October 26th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Found it!! What a freaky surprise! Hopefully what I saw is what everyone else is seeing.

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jeff on October 26th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

hidden mickey I found 1 is there more?

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Amy from CA on October 26th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

i got it…shhhh

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mark from NY on October 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

I would have considered it a giga if it was available as a full page view and not the little scrap sized window

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Thor from CA on October 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Wow, this technology is really impressive! I can zoom in so close, I can easily see the black plastic zip ties they use to attach the garlands to the Mansion’s wrought iron railings on the second floor! ;-)

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Mike from CA on October 27th, 2010 at 12:15 am

Looks like a cat to the bottom left side of the banner behind a blue bow!!

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Adam on October 27th, 2010 at 12:31 am

Awesome technology!

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Gianna on October 27th, 2010 at 12:56 am

Very awesome!! :)

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Anonymous on October 27th, 2010 at 1:05 am

Detail fantastic, it is! Special surprise, found it, I did, think I. Mmmm.

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Nicholas on October 27th, 2010 at 10:42 am

I think I found it… Interesting.

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Edwin from CA on October 27th, 2010 at 11:20 am

What type of camera was this take with . ? looks great /

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Nancy on October 27th, 2010 at 11:39 am

I’m thinking I see a couple of hidden Mickey’s…
@George – will you be posting what/where the surprise is located?

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Rich from AZ on October 27th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Mark, you can view the image full-screen if you click on the GigaPan watermark, then ‘Launch Full Screen Viewer’.

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Chris on October 27th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Oh wow, thanks Rich. That helps a lot! I still don’t see the special surprise though. I’ve taken the hint “pin down” so I’m looking for something pin-related, and I keep looking at the ‘closed’ sign, thinking that Megan was trying to tell me something, but alas, I still don’t see it.

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RUTH on October 27th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Neat picture. So what’s the surprise? I’m clueless. :-)

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Anonymous on October 27th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

For those of you having trouble, here is a clue… Compare the details of the two sides to the exterior gate/wall. What do / don’t you see…

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Anthony on October 27th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Ok, It took about about 10 mins. but I found it! and since I’m a nice guy I’ll give my fellow Disneyana Lovers A hint! zoom way in! COLOR!!! THAT WAS AWSOME FUN! THANKS MUCH!

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Danny on October 27th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Is there anyway to purchase a photo like this for a wall?

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Jacqueline Frances on October 27th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

I see the cat behind the blue bow but I’m not sure that THAT is the hidden surprise :( However, I think I see something on the left side of the gate that relates to one of the characters on this ride. Is that correct? I don’t even see these hidden Mickeys some of you speak of haha, what the heck!

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Jacqueline Frances on October 27th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Oh dear … I am assuming the surprise is on the banner ;)

Can anyone make out what is the pin OF, though? I can’t seem to make it out clearly even though it’s zoomed in all the way. Hmph. Suggestions pleeease hehe

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Nancy on October 28th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW – DON’T READ THIS. ok – I did the full screen as some of you suggested – fantastic. I have found (1) definite hidden Mickey on the left & a possible 2nd one almost right beside it. What else have you guys found?

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Melissa from TX on October 30th, 2010 at 7:19 am

OK, I need some help! I have been looking at this over and over for 30 minutes and am not seeing anything than the cat, some hidden mickey’s in the garland (intentional?). Please post what we are looking for! Thanks. Oh, and it is very neat to be able to look at the haunted mansion under a microscope! More motivation for Disney to make sure everything is in tip-top-shape I am sure.

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Melissa from TX on October 30th, 2010 at 7:22 am

Alright, I found it :) I love hidden mickeys!

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Hay-Lian on October 30th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I found it, I think! Need a hint? Don’t read this if you don’t want to know!

TrylookingontherightsideoftheexteriorentrancegatesandlookforaclassicHalloweencharacter. :)

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Angela on November 1st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Wow! is that what I think it is all tiny and hidden haha very cool…never saw a cat though :(

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George Savvas on November 5th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

**SPOILER ALERT** I can reveal to you now that we have hidden a Disney Parks Blog pin on the long scroll on the side of the Haunted Mansion. Specifically, on the reindeer drawing. I’m glad so many of you have enjoyed exploring this fun image!

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