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"Perhaps Madame Leota can establish contact. She has a remarkable head for materializing the disembodied."

The Séance Circle is one of the scenes in the Haunted Mansion and Phantom Manor.

Description

The Haunted Manson

After passing through the Corridor of Doors, guests doom buggies enter the shadowy Séance Circle. The buggies travel in a circle facing a large table and high-backed chair in the center of the room (a raven perches on the back of the chair). Above this table floats a crystal ball containing the spirit of Madame Leota, chanting incantations that summon the spirits to appear.

"Serpents, and spiders, tail of a rat…

Call in the spirits, wherever they're at! 

Rap on a table, it's time to respond…

Send us a message from somewhere beyond!

Goblins and ghoulies from last Halloween...

Awaken the spirits with your tambourines! 

Creepies and crawlies, toads in a pond…

Let there be music from regions beyond! 

Wizards and witches, wherever you dwell...

Give us a hint… by ringing a bell!"

Meanwhile several instruments and other supernatural objects float through the darkness making noises to correspond with Madame Leota's spells, while a ghostly light seems to draw lines through the air on the far side of the room, perhaps even making the shape of a face. Guests then move out of the room and on to the Grand Hall.

Phantom Manor

While nearly identical to its Haunted Mansion counterparts, a few small differences help differentiate the scene. Madame Leota chants incantations in both English and French, alluding to the gathering of spirits for a wedding party in the ballroom, and around the edges of the circle are looming gargoyles.

Trivia

  • The tarot cards on the table in the Haunted Mansion are: Le Mat (the Fool), l'Ermite (the Hermit) and le Monde (the World). The fool represents wildness, the hermit represents wisdom, and the world represents harmony.
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