The Haunted Mansion - The Prisoner, Executioner, & Knight

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The graveyard scene of the Haunted Mansion is one of the most difficult dark ride areas to photograph in all of Walt Disney World (I’d say any Disney theme park, but sadly I’ve never been to any of the other parks). This is by far the best image I have captured of these three guys and I don’t think there’s enough light while you’re on the ride to make out their facial details.


Tomorrow I’ll upload what I consider to be the absolute toughest dark ride scene to capture in WDW. Any guesses as to what it is? Here’s a hint: it’s not in the Magic Kingdom.


Thanks for looking!

  • Brett Kiger 3y

    Yep, by far the best I've seen! In fact, this looks better than it does while on the attraction!
  • Jamee C 3y

    Beautiful shot!
  • Tom Bricker 3y

    Very nice work. Toughest dark ride scene? My guess would be one of the later dinosaurs on Dinosaur, but I'm not sure it's fair to count that as a dark ride.
  • Matt Pasant 3y

    star tours?
  • Todd Hurley Photography 3y

    Tom Bricker Not from Dinosaur, but I might have spoken too soon as Dinosaur is probably THE toughest dark ride to photograph of them all. Since I haven't been to AK in a long time, I completely forgot about it.

    Matt Pasant Not Star Tours... I get yelled at by a CM every time I lift my camera to my eye on that ride so I quit trying.
  • Michael Besant 3y

    You are ROCKIN these Dark Ride shots Todd!!

    This is SOOOOO good!! The sharpness is absolutely incredible!! You are making me rethink my plans to only bring my P/S camera with me for our trip in February.

    Hmm, for me the toughest ride was Dinosour at DAK. So that is my guess. ;-)
  • Dave Cass 3y

  • Doug 3y

    Making the impossible shot possible! This is perfectly exposed and incredibly sharp.
  • Don Sullivan 3y

    Absolutely amazing. The clarity of this is hard to believe.
  • F..Nick 3y

    awesome headless!!
  • Jeff Bergman 3y

    You are killing it on the dark rides!
  • William McIntosh 3y

    I think these guys are much better lit in Orlando than Anaheim now. Just saw a shot by Ann Liebowitz yesterday with Jack Black as one of the hitch hiking ghosts. VERY nice job on this shot!
  • Joel Williams 3y

    Just Ridiculous!! This looks better than on the ride!
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