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06 October 2012 @ 01:06 am
 
Eh... How can one go to the extreme lengths of building a Haunted Mansion replica, and still leave out obvious details like a stretching room and creepy wallpaper? Perhaps my own lofty imagination has set my standards too high.

Sure, you could argue that they've still got to make a home of it, but the plaque outside pretty much seals the opinion of the neighbors... Why not live up to one's reputation as a complete lunatic?
 
 
 
夢の天使 - Angel of Dreams: Pink Butterflyyume_no_tenshi on October 6th, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
I can't believe that 1. they're selling the house on *EBAY* (don't they realize that insertion and seller's fees on ebay take more than realtor costs and closing costs combined?) and 2. that it's only going for $879,000.

But yeah, it doesn't really look haunted without creepy wallpaper.
Commodore Dusk: Hurm..lance_prevert on October 7th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
The auction is being held by the "Theme Park Connection," too, so they must be getting a cut on top of that... But I assume the ebay bit is for publicity purposes.

Perhaps the owner is just so wealthy that he doesn't mind taking a loss, especially knowing that few people, outside of deranged and well-to-do Disney fans, will be interested. Of course, I would've guessed bankruptcy if not for the fact that he's apparently moving on to a Grand Californian replica, complete with Jungle Cruise swimming pool. -_-
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Commodore Dusklance_prevert on October 7th, 2012 08:22 am (UTC)
The lack of personality inside really is confusing to me. The bathroom was kind of neat, yes, but it almost seems like an afterthought when you see how generic the rest of the house is (especially considering there are 10,000+ square feet to it...).

And I agree - the WDW Haunted Mansion is a lot more distinctive/cooler-looking... But I guess I can't fault people who grew up with a slightly lamer version. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3QESHIEr58 - You could be there now, eating a loaded baked potato!
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Commodore Dusk: Nom Nom Nom...lance_prevert on October 8th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
It's cool, but that's Disneyland - you wouldn't be getting your baked potato on in New Orleans Square. ;D
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Commodore Dusk: Figment and Dreamfinderlance_prevert on November 7th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Sadly, I was too scared the only time I can recall running into him (while walking through the Imagination Pavilion's old "Sensor Maze")... You can still see him in a lot of old home videos on YouTube, though, and he did make a return appearance at the D23 convention last year, singing with Richard Sherman: http://youtu.be/OWzNjQ0zdHM

Had not encountered the blog before. Thanks for sharing. : )