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After 14 Years, Disney Imagineers Fix “Master Gracey” Portrait in The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom

After 14 years facing to the right, Master Gracey’s portrait has now been returned to its original orientation: with the master facing to the left.

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In 2007, The Haunted Mansion went through a “Re-Haunting” refurbishment. During this time, Disney changed Master Gracey’s transformation from projector slides to digital; but they also changed the direction he was facing.

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From 2007 to 2021, Master Gracey’s portrait faced to the right.
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From 1971 to 2007, he faced to the left, but they switched him to the right during the refurbishment. Now after 14 years, he is facing to the left again, as he should.

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Frank
Frank
2 months ago

Must have been on the same “to do” list as the Yeti.

Drew
Drew
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Everest would have to be shut down completely to fix the yeti.

Natalie
Natalie
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank

It’s a real shame they can’t fix that. The yeti was built into the structure of the ride, they can’t get at it to fix it and would risk damaging the ride structurally. It’s a load bearing yeti 😂 I wonder if they’ve had meetings to discuss how it might be fixed, they may not deem it worth the cost. That being said, I still think that the Yeti is a pretty big scare! If I didn’t know it was meant to move, I wouldn’t care, it’s still freaky! And I think it would be maybe TOO scary if it… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Natalie
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👍🏻
2 months ago

Ok.

Bryan
Bryan
2 months ago
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I vowed not to ever ride this attraction again unless this was fixed. I may finally enjoy this ride again and not be overwhelmed by disappointment.

DonP
DonP
2 months ago
Reply to  Bryan

I’m sure someone was fired over this major screwup back in 2007.

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

Love it!

BobParr
BobParr
2 months ago

Why “should” be face Left. I don’t understand.

Tom Corless
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  BobParr

It’s the original intention, so it looks as if he’s staring at you as you enter

Jmag
Jmag
2 months ago

This made news?

DonP
DonP
2 months ago
Reply to  Jmag

Apparently a slow business day at WDWNT.

Tom Corless
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  DonP

This was the biggest story of the week lol

Fantasmister
2 months ago

I hope they do a “Behind the Magic” special series on Disney Plus about how they achieved this feat in imagineering.

Patti
Patti
2 months ago

Picky picky. I never really paid attention to the photo. Cast members are in such a hurry to squeeze you into a room that I don’t even notice. Who cares which way he is facing.

JustJessee
JustJessee
2 months ago
Reply to  Patti

If it doesn’t matter which way the digital portrait is facing to you, in your individual opinion, why bother commenting?

Enrique soward
Enrique soward
2 months ago

He doesn’t care he’s dead!

KennyVee
KennyVee
2 months ago

I don’t get what the big deal is on which way he faces. The effect still worked either way.