Fans of the joining of "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" and the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland can take home collectibles based on the Halloween themed ride.
Brian D. Sandahl is the art director in charge of the annual re-theming of the Haunted Mansion into the Haunted Mansion Holiday - a tribute to the Tim Burton movie that begins during the park's Halloween Time and lasts through Christmas - as well as the creative mind behind the accompanying Haunted Mansion Holiday collectible series.
"Every piece that I do for merchandise is influenced by something that is in the attraction," Sandahl said. "We're not copying, but we're taking what's in there and turning it into a piece of merchandise that someone can put on their mantle or hang from their Christmas tree."
This year's collection features eight pieces that start at $69.95 for a set of three ornaments from the Madame Leota scene and go up to $175 for Pluto and Donald Duck Pumpkin Heads.
Sandahl called the ornaments from the Madame Leota scene, featuring a fortune-teller's head in a crystal ball during a seance, back-up singers.
"Last year, I took Madame Leota, the crystal ball, and I turned her into a crystal ornament," he said. "I call her the lead singer and behind her are the back-up singers. There are glass oranments floating behind her, so they're like her back-up guys."
Planning for the collection takes a full year, Sandahl said.
"It's a long process," he said. "We come up with designs that we think will sell, as well as being fun and attractive in someone's home."
Sandahl said popularity of the collection pieces has been so high, that the number of each item for sale was increased from previous years.
"The Mansion stuff really has quite a niche audience," Sandahl said. "But it's a huge niche. It's hugely popular."
The collection pieces can be found in the Disneyana Shop on Main Street, U.S.A.