by Karina Schink
This year’s D23 Expo Design Challenge celebrates the Haunted Mansion’s 50th anniversary. We welcomed all foolish mortals to enter the challenge, and 23 made it through to the final judging (and you’ll be able to view all of them at D23 Expo 2019!).
Now, please drag your cursor to the dead center of the page and scroll to see the three finalists of this year’s D23 Expo Design Challenge.
We congratulate Jeremy Gatlin, who was named winner with his piece “Flip Side of Phantom Manor.” Jeremy’s work features a look at the Phantom Manor from Disneyland Paris. It comes complete with stained glass windows and a Phantom lurking around the side.
Two runners-up also received trophies along with Jeremy. Runner-up Jason Bitter submitted his piece “Jackbox Ghost,” an eerie take on a classic jack-in-the-box, Haunted Mansion-style.
Runner-up Mary Nesnay’s spookily sartorial creation “Ghost Host Coat” gives our favorite narrator a bit of style.
The panel of judges for the D23 Expo Design Challenge includes Tom Fitzgerald, creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering; Kevin Lively, story editor at Walt Disney Imagineering; Jeffrey Shaver-Moskowitz, executive portfolio producer at Walt Disney Imagineering; and Juleen Woods, Park IP content planning coordinator at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Jeremy received a prize of $2,300 and complimentary tickets to D23 Expo 2019.
Get a look at all 23 ghoulish delights below, and view them all in person at D23 Expo 2019. Do not insist on lagging behind!