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Secrets of WDW Discuss Unknown Special Effects (may be spoilers) in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; There are so many special effects in WDW but there are very little that I dont know how they are done. One of these is the 1st stop on TOT ...
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    Unknown Special Effects (may be spoilers)

    There are so many special effects in WDW but there are very little that I dont know how they are done. One of these is the 1st stop on TOT when you see the ghosts and the hallway becomes dark and starry. What effects make you wonder how they are done?
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    Cinderella Castle Lighting and Effects

    Cinderella Castle lighting banks (including LEDs) on the Liberty Square side.






    There are follow spots (spotlights) and other a/v effects on top of these kiosks around the Main Street USA side of the castle as well...


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    I learned about a couple Disney special effects and tricks on a recent Keys to the Kingdom Tour. Our guide Rae was phenomenal. She told us things like the new staircase scene in the Haunted Mansion is only a few staircases, but it looks like many because they use mirrors to reflect them. I highly recommend that tour.
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    I agree that the behind the scenes tours are amazing. I got to see the 'back side' of the American Adventure, where the sets are on gigantic flats that sit on a carousel and rotate into to position before rising up to be seen by the audience. Amazing engineering and show!
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    I really like special effects and that sort of stuff. I am actually switching to a major where I can work with stuff like this everyday (It would be so much fun). Knowing how all the effects are done in rides like the haunted mansion actually make me enjoy the ride even more!
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    i went on a behind the scenes walking tour of HM when i was a cp! i walked on the stairs that were actually real. and that never ending halway?? it ends haha!
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    yeah, if anyone is interested in how they do the special effects in the Haunted Mansion or just really like the attraction you should go to Welcome, Foolish Mortals... to DoomBuggies - a Tribute to Disney's Haunted Mansion > Free email, fan forums, multimedia and more.... I found this site a couple of years ago - I love reading about HM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glistensound2 View Post
    I learned about a couple Disney special effects and tricks on a recent Keys to the Kingdom Tour. Our guide Rae was phenomenal. She told us things like the new staircase scene in the Haunted Mansion is only a few staircases, but it looks like many because they use mirrors to reflect them. I highly recommend that tour.
    Hey, I took that tour in Feb. '08, and Rae was my tour guide as well. I agree she was great. I think I remember her telling us the same thing about that HM scene too.

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