Today we take a look at pieces of Rolly Crump's Museum of the Weird that are still inside the Haunted Mansion.
Inspired by Rolly's sketch of a plant man for the Museum of the Weird, are the faces Claude Coats came up with for the final design of the wallpaper, still used in the Mansion to this day.
The chair to the left of the Endless hallway scene, obscured by darkness but is another hidden face. This chair is a reference to the Living Chair that was going to be featured in the Museum of the Weird. It was actually going to be an animatronic and would speak to people as they walked past it or tried to sit on him.
The demon clock is the most obvious of Rolly Crump's created face within the entire attraction. The point of the clock is for it to look like a demon which is why it's called the demon clock. It's not really hidden, but it is a face on an inanimate object that did stem from the Museum of the Weird.
Here is the earliest form that the demon clock takes in this concept art and a piece known as the grandfather coffin clock.
In this image, from the TV special, Walt is showing off the concepts for the Haunted Mansion. Rolly holds a slightly different version of the clock, it's more of a zombie ghoul head. Other things meant for the Museum of the Weird pictured below includes the candle man and the chair.
When we fall, or are pushed out of the attic window, we arrive at the graveyard scene. But before we go too deep into it, just above you at the gates next to the caretaker, there's a face peering out at you from the darkness.
And let's take notice of the amazing wall sconces as you exit back to New Orleans Square.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".