It was our first time visiting Midsummer Scream this year and as Disney fans it turned out to be quite the year to make that visit! When you think about a convention celebrating Halloween and horror you don’t necessarily think Disney but this year the far reaches of the entire convention were celebrating Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction which turns 50 years old on Friday.
From an entire Grim Grinning Gala to panels and exhibit displays there was a lot of Haunted Mansion but beyond that there was plenty for Disney fans to take in and oh yeah, Halloween and horror, too! It’s a chock-packed pictorial today looking at the 2019 Midsummer Scream!
The Grim Grinning Gala
Paying tribute to 50 years of the Haunted Mansion the Grim Grinning Gala brought Madam Leota card readings, a movie screening, and an entire party with dancing, games, and several bars.
Haunted Mansion Panels
A Chilling Legacy: 50 Years of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion
A great panel featuring Tony Baxter, Bob Gurr, Tom Morris, Don Hahn, and amazing Tania Norris talking about the history and legacy of the attraction. See it all for yourself below.
You have to watch the video and hear from Tania Norris. She was an interior designer working on the Haunted Mansion and created the original Haunted Mansion wallpaper!
Archaeology of the Haunted Mansion
Imagineer Tom Morris lead a panel talking about the history of the Haunted Mansion’s early beginnings and its several-year delayed opening.
Happy Haunts Museum
Kimberly J. Brown from the Disney Channel Original Movie HALLOWEENTIME was greeting guests over the weekend.
She also featured in a panel. You can see our entire chain of live Tweets about it below.
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The exhibit floor was also full of Disney everywhere you looked!
Hall of Shadows
Beyond Disney there were also some other memorable sights and frights.