Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Madame Leota

"Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat; call in the spirits, wherever they're at!"

The ethereal voice of Madame Leota is a trademark of the Haunted Mansion.  Within the seance chamber, this supernatural talking head has a penchant for materializing the disembodied.   Until guests reach her room, the spirits are only heard, not seen.  But that changes in all scenes following the parlor.

In the real world, Madame Leota is a tribute to the late Imagineer Leota Toombs Thomas, a gifted and talented artist and sculptor who worked with Walt Disney on many classic attractions, from the Enchanted Tiki Room to Pirates of the Caribbean to Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln to--of course--the Haunted Mansion.  A legend in Disney lore, her spirit lives on today, within the confines of those 999 happy haunts.

Madame Leota calls upon the spirits within the Haunted Mansion.
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