Love Disney’s Haunted Mansion? Check Out This House Right Here in Michigan
It's family-friendly and a REALLY cool way to celebrate Halloween, right here in the mitten state!
Joel David is a native of Troy, Michigan and currently resides in Hazel Park. He's been working in the entertainment industry for the last decade; first, as a musician in Nashville with his band, Red Light Angels. They describe themeslves as a hard rock/shock rock band so, naturally, special effects and the stage show are a big part of what he does.
While working the music scene, Joel learned a lot about lighting and simple tricks to create illusions. Two years ago, he and his wife moved to the Detroit area. He started working in attractions with Merlin Entertainments, a global theme park company best know for the Legoland parks and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. He currently works at Peppa Pig World of Play, Merlin’s newest attraction, at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.
So, what's up with his super cool haunted house show?
As the pandemic hit attractions and entertainment were hit hard and I was out of work.
My life goal is to bring people enjoyment through entertainment. I knew Halloween was going to be different this year so I set out to add a little bit of fun to our neighborhood.
I am a huge fan of Disney Parks and my favorite attraction has always been the Haunted Mansion. I had the time this year so I began working on recreating bits and pieces of the beloved attraction.
After a lot of trial and error, he was able to put together a 12-minute show of jokes and songs. Five stone busts come to life right in Hazel Park to entertain kids young and old alike. It's a family-friendly drive-thru show, so bring the kids and check it out!
The smiling spooks come out from the grave to perform their songs from 7 pm to 8 pm on Oct. 29th and 30th and from 6 pm to 8 pm on Halloween night.
It's located at the corners of Mapledale Ave. and Battelle Ave. off John R just south of 10-Mile road in Hazel Park.