Say Hello to Gary, creator of great Haunted Mansion Displays!

You may have heard the story — when we were getting ready to check out of Pop Century on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, we came across this awesome car.

Then, as we were getting ready to head out, we met the owner, Gary, and his wife, Ann.  After speaking with Gary for a little while, he showed us his mask for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which you can see here, and which I’ve shown before.

Gary was gracious enough to share with me some incredible videos that he recorded of his Halloween Decorations at his house, and has given me permission to share them with you.  The detail that he puts into all of this is incredible, and it shows just how much he and his wife love Disney!  This first video is called “Hitchhiking Ghosts!” Enjoy!

The second video is called “The Grim Organist.”  Enjoy!

Gary has a YouTube channel as well, so if you want to check out some of the behind-the-scenes work that he has done in getting these displays ready, just click the link.

Lastly, in case you were wondering, Gary got the decals for the car the site IMakeNeatStuff.  She sells as part of, and in looking at her items, the prices are very reasonable, so if you are interested, go check it out!  Gary tells me that he has had the decals for over a year, and that they have even survived Michigan winters!

My thanks goes out to Gary for sending me all of these great treasures! registered & protected

Wordless Wednesday — Calendar Photo

So, if you were to design a 2012 calendar of your favorite pictures, which picture would you choose as your calendar cover photo?  I gave it a lot of thought, and I think that this photo is the one photo that I would have on my cover.  It takes care of several things — the great memory of Sophie and Anna Jane with two of the Dapper Dans — the warm weather of Florida in June (we prefer warm weather to cold and snow on our calendar) — and the instant memory of all the great times we had on our trip.

So what would your cover photo be?  Why not comment and let me know, or better yet, write your own blog post and link it into the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop over at Focused on the Magic!  As always, thanks Deb for hosting this!  Just click on the button below to head on over to it.

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