1. the towers over the hm. many say they are chess pieces and all. right . wrong they are not in anyway tryying to resemble chess pieces
2. the wdw haunted manision is a Dutch Gothic manor
3. inside the hearse in front of the hm there is an invitation to join the 999 happy haunts
4. the hm was not originally gracey manor (from the movie and tombstone) yale gracey was one of the lead imagineers working on the hm.
5. the thing hanging above you in the stretching room is master gracey ( most wdw fans should kno this)
6. at one point the mansions had live actors in a knight costume scare guest but this proved harmful to both the actor and guest
7. the "breathing door" in the corridor of doors is from the 1963 movie the haunting
8. the 13 hour clock actually is a face it has eyes the face of the clock is its mouth and the pendelum is a tail, as well if u watch closely a shadow of a demons hand appears on the wall
9. madame leota ( the disembodied head in the ball) is actually a projection of the head of Imagineer Leota Toombs ( plz excuse me if i spelled her last name wrong it may be Tombes)
10. the organ at dl's hm in the grand ballroom is captain nemo's organ. actually used in 20k under the sea movie.
11. the illusion that u see in the ball room is called "peppers ghost" it is incredibly easy using only a light animatronics and a window
12. "grim grinning ghosts" the ghostly song in the graveyard was written by X. Antecio. X. also wrote "yo, ho yo,ho pirates life for me" from potc
13. the five singing busts have character names. from right to left they are: Ned Nub, Uncle Theodore, Rollo Rumkin, Phineas puck, and Cousin Al
14. the three hitchhiking ghost also have names, ezra: the tall one holding his hat. Phineas: the chubby one with the bag in his hand. And Gus: the short little convict with the long white beard
15. the ghost following you home trick isn a one way see through mirror. the ghost is on the other side with a special light so u see your reflection with the ghost next to u ::: at paris's the phantom creeps over your doom buggie so u cant c it
16 at the end you hear a little voice beckoning you to return and bring your death certificate and if you look up you will see a minature bride doll talking. this is the same face as you see in the crystal ball. this little doll is referred to as " little leota"
A great site dedicated to the haunted mansion is www.doombuggies.com