At the Historic & Haunted, Walt Disney Mansion
Friday, September 13th, 8:00 p.m. - Midnight (SOLD OUT)
The sun is setting, in the hills of Los Feliz. Imagine if you will driving up Woking Way through a pair of ornate gates to find yourself knocking at the doorway of one of the most well known and best beloved men of the modern day, Walt Disney. As you walk through the French Normandy chateau entryway, you find yourself at the bottom of a spiraling staircase, reminiscent of a 1930's horror classic.
In the Foyer, a deep, resonant voice of an invisible host sets the tone of for the evening; 13 lucky guests have just received and invite from regions beyond to one of the most exclusive dinners in Los Angeles. There is a short opening monologue, accompanied by a funeral dirge variation of Grim Grinning Ghosts
This is not the Haunted Mansion, which celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year; it is the 1930's family home of Walt and Lillian Disney. There are no tombstones, but, like the mansion, you'll find spirit filled gardens and courtyards, a dimly lit double-story grand room with a Snow White vaulted beamed ceiling, a Juliet balcony and a 15 foot leaded glass window overlooking the city below.
A large banquet table is set with fine china, and a 16-foot gold embroidered tablecloth. Silver cherubs atop pedestals support a decaying fruit bowl centerpiece. This is an exact reproduction of the banquet table found at Disneyland's original Haunted Mansion attraction.
A Darker Past
Guests will be spell bound as their Ghost Host recounts some of the most ghastly tales Los Feliz has to offer. It isn’t just bustling, friendly neighborhood filled with charming Spanish-stucco homes, and the wonders of Griffith Park. The popular Los Angeles neighborhood, just to the east of the Hollywood sign, has also been the stomping ground of specters and spirits and notorious murderers. Few neighborhoods in Los Angeles have a more ghoulish history, and all it all started with a cheating scandal in the 1830s.
Joining guests will be Legendary Disney Imagineer and Doombuggy designer, Bob Gurr who will recount some of his stories relating to the design and construction of the iconic attraction as well as his personal interactions with Walt Disney.
As the evening comes to a close, guests will be led on a candlelight tour of the mansion with a disturbing reveal at the conclusion as well as multiple surprises throughout the evening.
Walt Disney circa 1930's in the grand room where the Haunted Mansion themed dinner will take place.
$575 per person
(No refunds or exchanges. Guests may transfer their ticket to another name in the event they cannot attend.)
Guest are invited to arrive by 7:30 p.m. for pre-dinner cocktails.
Dress code is cocktail attire.
Further details will be provided via email at the conclusion of registration.
Bill of Fare
Celery, avocado, cucumber salad dressed in a champagne vinaigrette
Medusa's Cioppino Fredo
Shrimp , octopus, and clams served in a chilled tomato broth with toasted fresh bread
Captain Gracey's Catch
Seared market fish, seasonal vegetables, coconut cream sauce
Beef Tenderloin a la Hatchet Man
Smoked mushrooms, puff pastry, grilled peas, blistered cherry tomato, demi glace
Constance's Wedding Tart
Hard meringue , fresh berries, tarragon, honey espuma, whipped cream
• Please advise any accommodations required at the time of booking the reservation.
Haunted Orange County is pleased to present special guest, Kristen Lawrence. Award winning organist, composer, and vocalist, featuring magical and haunting melodies of music based on Halloween history and the autumnal season.