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Disney’s Haunted Mansion for sale

By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com
Friday, October 26, 2012
Posted: 3 pm ET

Want to move into a haunted mansion just in time for Halloween? For less than $1 million, you can.

A live-in replica of Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction is listed for sale in Duluth, Ga. for $873,000.  The 10,000-square-foot spooky house has four stories and seven bedrooms. The ghosts are not included in the deal -- except for the animated hitchhiking ghost scene in one of the home's six bathrooms.

The owner, Mark Hurt, is a designer and Disney contractor. He built the replica in 1996 in a gated community and lived there for 16 years with his wife and son.  The replica matches the exact architecture and every detail of one of Disney's most popular attractions.

"He actually measured the real Disney mansion to make sure it was exact," says Mark Pianko of Theme Park Connection, a Florida company that specializes in Disney collectibles. "He went through a lot of great details to make sure it was authentic." Theme Park partnered with the owner to market the home.

The house features a "Haunted Mansion" plaque at the front gate, a two-story library, an elevator and a surprise for guests as they enter the first-floor bathroom.

Elevator in house"When they start washing their hands, the lights start to flicker and a ghost appears in the mirror," Pianko says. "Mark says he would forget to tell guests about the bathroom and then he would hear screams and say, 'Oh, forgot to tell them.'"

Hurt says he is selling the house because he is working on his next project, a resort-themed house modeled after Disney's Grand Californian.

The Haunted Mansion has received 45 bids on its eBay listing, which expires Nov. 1. The offers have not met the seller's asking price yet.

Want to make an offer? Make sure you pre-qualify for a mortgage before you schedule a tour.

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72 Comments
JDTerry
November 06, 2012 at 9:01 pm

"...he is selling the house because he is working on his next project, a resort-themed house modeled after Disney's Grand Californian"

Californian??? Does that mean you pay triple the taxes than it's value to support state social programs and comes with it's own foreclosure notice???

Babs
November 06, 2012 at 9:16 am

You fools the pic above is not the mansion! Go to yhe listing to see it.

Sarah
November 05, 2012 at 9:20 pm

They should turn this into an attraction. Allow people to pay $500-$600 to spend 1 day/1 night in it. But add more "spooky" features to it. Like add things that whisper/talk, breathing noises, "floating" candles, etc. That would bring in much more money than selling it.

Greg
November 05, 2012 at 8:38 pm

So if that's the case...the picture is a dollhouse in the back yard...then WHY doesn't this article have an appropriate photo of the exterior the article describes?

Diana
November 05, 2012 at 7:08 pm

@Soundbeastin ~ the picture is of a doll house that is in the backyard. You need to read the whole description that is on ebay.

Doris Onesty
November 05, 2012 at 4:32 pm

It's a playhouse in the backyard. It's in the listing on the ebay site. Has pictures and all.

Keith
November 05, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Don't know where they got the picture - which is obviously of a small doll house, but ...
Check out the eBay listing.
It IS four stories and matches the Disney Haunted House almost exactly on the exterior and it is real.

Soundbeastin
November 05, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Yes this is a complete fake! Take a look to the left of the house at the bird feeder! Lol
This about 5 feet high.

Lou Ann
November 05, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I find it hilarious that the picture is of a two story home, obviously, and the article mentions the home has four stories.

Brenda Radziewicz
November 05, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Just looked at the ride, and this house looks NOTHING like it...SCAM?