Friday, January 14, 2011

Souvenir Friday- Haunted Mansion Gravestones

To promote and merchandise the Haunted Mansion, Disneyland had the Randotti company create gravestones which cast members would add names to humorous sayings. The sayings were reminiscent of the humor seen in boot hill cemeteries in the Old West.

7 comments:

Katella Gate said...

Hmm. I'm sure the second tombstone is supposed to read "A dirty Ol' Man.', not ole' which is a Spanish shout of joy.

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Maybe it was intended to be Spanish and the tombstone is a celebration of the departure of a stinky person :)

Blondie said...

Another great post! Kori xoxo

Connie Moreno said...

Really? Are these recent? I'll look for them next time I'm at the Park.

Major Pepperidge said...

When I die I want to actually use one of these as my headstone. Except that somebody would steal it.

sb-illustrations said...

Connie...These are from when I was a wee little annoyance (as opposed to now). Late 60's-early 70's. I remember getting it, & being fascinated watching the cast member use "press type" to apply my name.

Rus Wornom said...

I bought two different ones in '72 at WDW. The best souvenirs ever!