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October 27

October 27, 2007 – Walt Disney World Holds A Race for the Tower of Terror’s 13th Anniversary

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“We invite you if you dare to join us…for a running event that lies beyond the fifth dimension, beyond the deepest darkest corner of the imagination.”

On October 27, 2007, to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Tower of Terror attraction, Walt Disney World hosted a 13K and a 6.5K race. The race was announced in April, with a background story to match the attraction’s Twilight Zone theme. The story is that a young movie actress named Shirley Malone and her husband checked into the Hollywood Tower Hotel in 1994, laced up their shoes to go on a 13K run, and disappeared. The race began at 9 p.m., with a post-race party being held from 9 to 1 a.m. The race began and ended at the Tower of Terror attraction, with guests running around Hollywood Studios and the Wide World of Sports Complex. Medals were available for those who completed the course, as well as glow-in-the-dark race shirts.

September 9

September 9, 2009 – Two CDs are Released to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Haunted Mansion

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“Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize…”

On September 9, 2009, the 40th anniversary of the attraction The Haunted Mansion was commemorated with two CD releases: Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion, and The Haunted Mansion. Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion was a re-release of a 1969 LP that became a favorite of children. The CD tells the story of two teenagers, played by Robie Lester and Ron Howard, who take refuge in a mysterious mansion during a rainstorm. It was narrated by Thurl Ravenscroft, and the Ghost Host is played by Pete Renoudet (as opposed to Paul Frees, who voiced the role in the attraction). The Haunted Mansion is a collection of tracks from the Haunted Mansion, mostly from the Disneyland version of the attraction.