IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY ABOUT SCI-FI AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES -- HOW WE CREATE THEM AND WHY WE SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF.
Poverty Island by Sono Sanctus
Imaginary Mixdown by Phantom Fauna
Haunted Mansion soundtrack
The Haunted Mansion is one of the most beloved rides at the Disney theme parks but its creative development was fraught. Walt Disney himself could never decide if the ride should be funny or scary, and so he assigned "Imagineers" to develop both aspects of the ride. Author Jeff Baham of the site Doom Buggies and David Mumpower of the site Theme Park Tourist explain how a tortured 12-year creative process lead to a masterpiece in theme park design.