Story Time Favorites with NDK – Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion

Maria H. (ndm#130) (1764 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney :) Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


 

disney-parks-presents-the-haunted-mansionAre you looking to add a treat that isn’t sweet to your child’s Halloween this year? Disney Parks has published a new book just perfect for this sort of situation. Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion is a fun, new children’s picture book about everyone’s favorite attraction at Magic Kingdom, The Haunted Mansion! In what hopes to be a series of books, this first installment is a whimsical retelling of the classic attraction, with a CD to go along with it!

The Haunted Mansion has always been one of my most favorite attractions at Magic Kingdom for as long as I can remember. It was also one of the first attractions I took my children on – even as babies.  I have always said that every well-rounded Disney child should be able to sing along to Grim Grinning Ghosts at a young age. If your child has a fascination with the resident ‘Ghost Host’ or if your child is a bit apprehensive about visiting The Haunted Mansion, Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion will help get your child acquainted with the knell of a requiem bell! But don’t just take my word for it!

The NDK Review:

When my mom handed me the book, Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion, I got excited because I love the Haunted Mansion. My favorite part of this attraction is the graveyard scene. I thought the book would be about the Hitchhiking Ghosts, because they are on the front cover. But it turns out this book is actually a cute, children’s picture book of the Haunted Mansion! Basically, every time you turn the page, you are looking at a different room. The illustrations are cute and that makes this book fun for any age, even someone who may be scared of the Haunted Mansion!

The CD is the song ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts.’ That is the song that is played in the graveyard scene. The book is not really a story, but the lyrics to this song! I didn’t always know every word to this song, but now I know and I can’t wait to sing along next time we visit The Haunted Mansion!

I recommend this book for kids of all ages, and adults too!

  • Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion
  • Hardcover * Page Count: 32 * Price: $17.99
  • Includes a CD with Song

From the publisher:

The song “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” composed in the late 1960s, continues to reside in the dark corridors and spooky cemetery of the Haunted Mansion. Millions of guests leave the mansion with not only a hitchhiking ghost but also this jaunty tune catching a ride all the way home. In this hardcover jacketed picture book, James Gilleard’s shadowy, textured illustrations accompany the lyrics of the classic song, and together they take readers on a guided tour deeper and deeper into the mansion, from the portrait gallery and seance room to the grand hall, the creepy attic, and more. This charming picture book including a CD featuring the song “Grim Grinning Ghosts” is the first of the Disney Parks Presents picture books.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.