A Haunted Mansion Tale

Original Story by: Ken Anderson

Compiled and Edited By: Amy Opoka, Walt Disney Archives

In early 1957, Walt Disney asked Imagineer and story artist Ken Anderson to come up with a haunted house experience for Disneyland. Ken conceived multiple early concepts for what would become the Haunted Mansion attraction, and pitched them to Walt Disney. Getting into the…

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Young Frankenstein

“It’s Pronounced Fronkensteen”; A Look Inside the Making of Mel Brooks’ Hilarious Satire Young Frankenstein

By Heather Hoffman, Walt Disney Archives

With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time to grab a cozy blanket, a big bowl of popcorn, and settle in to watch some classic spooky movies. If you’re a fan of suspenseful melodrama mixed with comedic satire, one classic film that should definitely be on your watchlist this season is Young…

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The Fly

What’s the Buzz — A look at The Fly

By Cesar Gallegos, Walt Disney Archives

To help celebrate the Halloween season, let’s take a look back at a classic science fiction tale of transformation, The Fly. This 20th Century Fox film from 1958 starred David Hedison, Patricia Owens, and notable horror and science fiction actor, Vincent Price. Adapted from George Langelaan’s short story of the same name,…

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Halloween Shorts on Disney+

7 Spooky Shorts You Can Watch on Disney+ Right Now!

By The D23 Team

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re more than ready to get into the spooky spirit this weekend by skele-brating the 68th anniversary of the iconic Disney animated short Trick or Treat! Featuring Donald Duck and his mischievous nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as their All Hallows Eve goes hilariously awry, the short—directed by Disney…

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Make This Skeleton Dance-Inspired Garland to Add Some Silly Spooks to Your House

By D23 Team

October is here, and you can feel it in your bones—it’s time to decorate for Halloween! If you’re a Disney fan (and we know you are), you’ll need seasonal décor to match your passion, and we have the perfect thing to add ghoulish delight to your home: This silly garland inspired by The Skeleton Dance! Print out the skeletons and follow along…

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Hidden Mickey Halloween Cookies Recipe


Enjoy this deliciously amazing recipe from our friends at Disney Family!
With the spooky season upon us, what better way to celebrate than with some colorful Hidden Mickey Halloween Cookies?! The chocolate cookie outside and gooey cream center will have all the little ghosts and ghouls asking for more. Oh, boy!
Ingredients
Cookie Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks)…

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The Evil Queen’s Mini Poison Apple Pies Recipe


Just one bite of this mini pie, and all your dreams will come true! This cranberry apple pie inspired by The Evil Queen is wickedly delicious. Keep scrolling to learn how to make this adorably scary Poison Apple Pie recipe inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Enjoy this deliciously amazing recipe from our friends at Disney Family!
Serves 6
Ingredients
1 can…

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You Need to See These Creepy Cute Disney Halloween Masks from the Walt Disney Archives

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Vintage Halloween masks can be a charming portal to the past—or a creepy peek at design differences from another era. Whether you’re wishing for one of these retro Disney masks of your own or hoping they stay firmly in the past, you’ll be fascinated by this collection of Ben Cooper Disney Halloween masks from our friends at the Walt Disney…

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Trick or Treat

Did You Know? 8 Frightfully Fascinating Facts About Trick or Treat

By Jim Fanning

On October 10, 1952, Walt Disney’s Trick or Treat flew into theatres just in time for Halloween—and for 65 years, this classic animated short has hilariously haunted audiences with an autumnal bounty of boo-tiful laughs. Both scary and sweet, Trick or Treat details how, on one eventful All Hallows Eve, Donald Duck is determined to play the tricks…

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