Mousetalgia Episode 616: Ken Anderson and the Haunted Mansion
This week, celebrate the Haunted Mansion’s 51st anniversary with Mousetalgia as we welcome Jeremy Marx from the Disney History Institute to the show to discuss Imagineer Ken Anderson’s role in developing Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. From Anderson’s start in the Disney animation department through his leadership in developing the Fantasyland dark rides, we discuss his unique role in the design and direction of the Haunted Mansion’s look, story, and mystery. Then, Jeff tells us about a $2000 dinner inside the Haunted Mansion in the year 2000. We look back at the intriguing event, and wish we could have been a part of it. Plus – Kristen Carr shares about an opportunity to support Walt’s Birthplace, the upcoming Van Eaton auction – and more!