19 episodes

The DoomBuggies Spook Show is "dead-icated" to fans of Disney's Haunted Mansion and other similarly sinister subjects. We feature Disney theme park history, interviews with celebrities, ghost stories, and more.

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    • 4.9, 76 Ratings

The DoomBuggies Spook Show is "dead-icated" to fans of Disney's Haunted Mansion and other similarly sinister subjects. We feature Disney theme park history, interviews with celebrities, ghost stories, and more.

    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 19: Haunted Mansion 50th, potential origin stories

    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 19: Haunted Mansion 50th, potential origin stories

    In this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we look at some opportunities that are coming quickly as the Haunted Mansion's 50th anniversary rapidly approaches on August 9, 2019. DoomBuggies offers a special event on August 9, while Disneyland offers its own overnight spooky celebration celebrating the anniversary with two parties and the release of a plethora of new art and collectibles. Then, Jeff talks about the winners of the D23 Expo Design Challenge and reviews "Happy Haunts Materialize: Fifty Spirited Years of the Haunted Mansion" at the Disney Gallery at Disneyland. Finally, we take a look at two potential moments of inspiration behind the Haunted Mansion - one being an article from a Kansas City newspaper from 1921, and one being an episode from a radio show from 1949. Both provide an interesting context to the world into which the Haunted Mansion emerged in 1969.

    • 44 min
    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 18: Ken Anderson and Disneyland's Haunted House

    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 18: Ken Anderson and Disneyland's Haunted House

    In this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we look at the earliest plans for Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion as envisioned by WED Imagineer Ken Anderson in 1957. Thanks to recent discoveries this year, new details about Ken Anderson's plans for a haunted house at Disneyland have been unearthed, and we take a deep dive into the various ideas and proposed floor plans for this surprisingly grim attraction. From a conceptual link between the pirates of New Orleans Square and Walt Disney's proposed haunted house, to an old house haunted by Disney's Lonesome Ghosts, we mull over Ken Anderson's various ideas for the haunted house before it became known as The Haunted Mansion. Plus - plans for DoomBuggies 20th anniversary events are announced; Haunted Mansion products are discussed; and a review of AtmosFX's latest digital decorating kit.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 17: Foolish Mortals Documentary, Ghost Post ride-through

    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 17: Foolish Mortals Documentary, Ghost Post ride-through

    Happy Halloween! Celebrate the 20th year of DoomBuggies.com with this special episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show. In this episode, we speak with the director (James H. Carter II) and executive producer (Ryan Grulich) of "Foolish Mortals," a documentary about Haunted Mansion fandom. Learn about their inspiration, goals, and discoveries along the way toward finishing this film, and their own personal histories with the Haunted Mansion. We also will take an audio trip through Disneyland's Haunted Mansion with a twist - join me in a special Doom Buggy designated for Ghost Post subscribers, and communicate with the Mansion's happy haunts directly! Plus - Disneyland's family plot returns to the Haunted Mansion grounds; new podcasts announced; new merchandise reviewed; Disney XD premiers animated Haunted Mansion shorts; and Jeff announces a special appearance at Creature Features in Burbank on November 19. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 16: Imagineer Patrick Romandy-Simmons, Ghost Post subscriptions

    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 16: Imagineer Patrick Romandy-Simmons, Ghost Post subscriptions

    In this special Friday the 13th episode, we welcome Imagineer Patrick Romandy-Simmons to the show to talk about the anniversary of the reappearance of the Hat Box Ghost in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Patrick sculpted the new character, and shares secrets about the creation of the ghost, as well as other haunting tales about his career with Disney, including a story about Marc Davis and "Friday the 13th Part VII". In other news, Guillermo del Toro is trending again with a tidbit about his Haunted Mansion film project; Disney uses RFID to personalize your trip through the Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion; the Haunted Mansion comic book from Marvel is going strong, and The Disney Store releases a subscription to the "Ghost Post," a box of Haunted Mansion collectibles that doubles as an alternate reality game. Visit Patrick Romandy-Simmons at https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfPatrickRomandySimmons, www.instagram.com/ipatrickromsim, and www.patrickromsim.tumblr.com . 2yf3w6kk

    • 1 hr 10 min
    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 15: Joshua Williamson on Marvel's "The Haunted Mansion"

    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 15: Joshua Williamson on Marvel's "The Haunted Mansion"

    On this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, host Jeff Baham speaks with comic book writer Joshua Williamson about Marvel's new Disney Kingdoms title, "The Haunted Mansion." Williamson talks about his history as an artist, his interest in Disney's Haunted Mansion, and his trek through Disney fandom. We talk about how he goes about creating characters for this enigmatic attraction, and the book's balance of spookiness and silliness. In other news, Jeff talks to actor Doug Jones about the possibility of becoming Guillermo Del Toro's Hat Box Ghost, and we remember WED Imagineer Paul Saunders, who recently passed away. Also, we host a custom Haunted Mansion Mickey Ears giveaway, courtesy of Etsy's Pixie Dust Dreams by Renee.

    • 41 min
    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 14: The Hat Box Ghost, The Ghost Host, and The Queen of Halloween

    DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 14: The Hat Box Ghost, The Ghost Host, and The Queen of Halloween

    Bridget Marquardt, the "Queen of Halloween," joins this jam-packed holiday edition of the DoomBuggies Spook Show to share some tips for celebrating Halloween as we dive into the fall season. Imagineer Daniel Joseph joins us to talk about the triumphant return of the Hat Box Ghost to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and to discuss some of the obstacles that WDI had to overcome to bring the beloved character back to (after) life. Author Jason Surrell joins us to talk about the new edition of his book "The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic," and to talk about some of the heroes from the development of the incredible attraction. Finally, Disney voice actors Mark Silverman, Margaret Kerry, and original "Ghost Host" Peter Renaday join DoomBuggies' own Jeff Baham and Mousetalgia's Kristen Pfeifer in a re-enactment of the original 1969 "Story and Song of the Haunted Mansion" record album. Plus - a free Halloween soundscapes album, lots of Halloween news... and more!

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

girl.pdx.weird ,

Grim Grinning Listener

As a diehard Haunted Mansion fan, I was spookily delighted to come across this podcast. Jeff’s knowledge of Haunted Mansion is so intriguing. Listening to this content has made me wish I could be Jeff’s apprentice and learn all things Mansion. I wish more episodes would come out, but I am grateful to get more Disney content on Mousetalgia. Stay spooky!

Marlsburg ,

Pls

We’re ...dying... to have you back 🖤

KrustyKrab6996 ,

Come back, Jeff!

Bring DoomBuggies back! I’ll help...! 👻

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