Saturday, October 27, 2012

before I go out too far, before the depth I seek moves further away

More haunts.

Up next...Raglan Shire? Though we didn't go in as Tinies.

(from the haunts album; a very Tiny ghost)

There are Big-sized ghosts leading up to the Mansion, Tiny-sized ghosts on the steps, wailing, sound effects, spirited activity...It's perfect.

(from the haunts album; was this the Ghost Host?)

[02:44] Ghost Host whispers: Whenever candle lights flicker, where the air is deathly still....
[02:44] Ghost Host whispers: That is the time that tiny ghosts are present, practicing their terror with tiny ghoulish delights.
[02:44] Ghost Host whispers: Welcome foolish tinies and friends to the Tiny Ride of Horror on Raglan Shire. I am your tiny host. Your tiny...ghost host. Hmm!
[02:44] Ghost Host whispers: Our tour begins here in this gallery. Here, where you see paintings of some of our guests as they appeared in their corruptible tiny states.


(from the haunts album; the room stretches)

If this sounds familiar, it's because it's a note-perfect rendition of Disney's Haunted Mansion intro, to pair up with their perfect reproductions of the interior of the Manson. Save for our "Ghost Host" is a Tiny...so of course, he has a Tiny voice. It's Disney's ghoulish Master of Ceremonies on helium, and it's grand fun.

(from the haunts album; another view of the stretching room)

I will say, I only got one picture of the interior, for two reasons: first, I was having too much damn fun going through it, and second, when you sit in the ride, you're plonked into mouselook.

(from the haunts album; the spooooky haunted toyroom)

But go with it. It makes it soooo much better.

From haunts
"Hurry back...Hurry back...and don't forget your death certificate..."

Hearing this from the ghostly blue floating Tiny as the ride drew to a close made me giggle like a five-year-old, no lie. This is another one I'm going to ride at least once more before the holiday season ends. And this one is also highly, highly recommended. Don't miss it.

[Insert from the Editrix: In a break from {recent} tradition, I'm including avatar names in this next bit:
[0:53] Xavian Starsider: I had a lot of fun recreating the entry from the haunted mansion and redoing the portraits. generally each room is done by a different tiny or small team of tinies. the stretching portrait gallery was "my" room. Raglan's magistrate, Zayn Till was as excited about the project as I was, and he's the voice of the ghost host narrator.
[0:54] Xavian Starsider: and a wonderfully talented singer CelticMaidenWarrior was the voice of the tiny ghost at the end saying hurry back. I asked her to record the line because she has such a clear voice. i'm going to have to show her your blog so she can see what you said about her ghost.
To be fair, it's not entirely Haunted-Manson-themed, but that just adds to it--it seems like a gleefully fun romp through an adored ride, with special features just for Tiny visitors. A great deal of creativity, imagination, and passion for what makes a good haunt went into this.]

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