If you want sheer terror, screaming zombie children, dead-people sightings, buckets of sweat, crazed cartoon creatures, little noggin heads, and occasional green vomit, nothing compares to waiting in line to see Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in the middle of July. Count Dracula and Frankenstein are child's play compared to a hot summer day at the happiest place on earth. But it seems that millions of Americans are not afraid of two-hour lines and heat stroke, and we have good news for these brave souls. If you have ever wanted to skip the line and stay overnight at the Disney Haunted Mansion, here's your chance. Now, you can actually buy a replica of the Haunted Mansion just like the one at Disneyland's New Orleans Square. It's in Georgia and is being sold by the world's largest reseller of Disney items, ThemeParkConnection.com, and costs about the same as a day at Walt's place. It is only $873,000, which includes parking.
The home was built by Mark Hurt, who is a Disney fan and contractor, and wanted something a little different than the other homes in his upscale Duluth neighborhood. He managed to get the Disney home's specification details and duplicated much of the home including the Haunted Mansion sign in the front yard. It's not actually haunted and is quite nice both inside and out with over 10,000 sq. ft., 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, hardwood floors, stainless-steel appliances, an in-law/nanny suite and a guest suite. There is the one scary guest bathroom with flickering lights and a faucet that plays ghost tunes and even the Disney ghost Ezra's image in the mirror. But nothing that would frighten any parent brave enough to challenge Disneyland in the summer.
The owner of ThemeParkConnection.com, Marc Pianko, says “he has seen people theme a room to Disney’s Haunted Mansion but never an entire house and from our research; it’s the only known home in the world built on the exterior to model a home after a Disney attraction.” A video tour of the home can be seen at themeparkconnection.com.