PEOPLEMOVER THRU THE SUPER SPEED TUNNEL
Disneyland c.1976 Jim Michaelson
BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD
Disneyland c. 1978 Jim Michaelson
Disneyland, Walt Disney World c. 1981
This elaborate redo for the Haunted Mansion was done in the famous "Window Frame" style popularized by WED graphic artist Jim Michaelson. He was the "father" of the second generation attraction poster. The Haunted mansion's "sister" attraction..........PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN had a revised poster created in 1982. WED was able to justify the cost of the new Pirates poster as Walt Disney World had no poster for their attraction, and Tokyo Disneyland would also be able to use the same artwork. The production of the revised Haunted Mansion was "dead-in-the-water" as the production costs for the elaborate re-do was predicted to be too expensive and time consuming. Also the new Pirates poster was well received at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, however the director of Disneyland's decorating department said "It looked like a cereal box" and few were every displayed at Disneyland and the original 1967 poster for pirates stayed on display for years.