A family from Aliso Viejo has turned their home not only into a haunted house for Halloween but into an iconic attraction for a good cause. Mike Stanley, his wife Dawn and their son Wyatt love Halloween and have once again transformed their house for spooky season, and this time they paid tribute to Disney's Haunted Mansion.
"This year's theme is near and dear to our hearts because it's our favorite ride at Disneyland," said Mike Stanley. "So, we've always wanted to give it the respect it deserves and really go big."
And get this, even their neighbors are getting involved by decorating their houses with a different scene from the ride. Guests can tour the lawn and house displays while also buying some hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies and churros while they enjoy the different scenes from the ride. All the proceeds from those sales are then donated to the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support group, which holds a special place in the Stanley's heart.
"We wanted to kind of do something in honor of my dad to give back that's why we chose that charity," said Dawn Stanley.
Their decorated neighborhood hasn't gone unnoticed because they got a special visit from imagineer and one of the creators from Disneyland's Haunted Mansion - Bob Gurr. In honor of Gurr's 91st birthday, the family treated him to a tour along with a cake.
"Bob Gurr gave his stamp of approval last night. So, if we can get his stamp approval for how good it is, it's good, so the kids should come out," said Dawn Stanley.
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