Professor Creates Disney-Style Haunted Mansion At His Home
My family loves Halloween. We make the yard into a cemetery, complete with ghosts, skeletons, and scary sounds. It’s cute. The kids in the neighborhood love it.
But there are people who LOVE Halloween a whole lot more. And they prove it, every year.
Dixie State professor turns home into ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ haunted mansion
A professor in the computing and design department at Dixie State took on a massive project this fall.
Josh Pedersen had an idea to make the entire exterior of his house into the haunted mansion, aiming to make it as similar to Disney’s classic attraction as possible.
Working alongside design professors Rachel Ramsay, Jeremey Forsberg and Haylee Ream, Pedersen’s vision started to take shape.
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When I started sketching this out back in early September, I had no idea the scale and amount of work it would actually require. I ended up re-designing it 4 times till I got every swirl, pumpkin, and candle right. Close to 30 hours of laser cutting at the Innovation Plaza, painting hundreds of feet of PVC to be the exact shade of a candle, tracking down the exact ribbon that Disneyland uses, carving pumpkins like a madman—to say the least it has been a hell of a project but ultimately so satisfying. A big thanks to all the designers and engineers I consulted with and who helped make it a reality. If you get the chance, come stop by, it’s much more magical in person. Xoxo – your favorite spooky bitch ??? ?:@ivrymediaworks
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What started as a dream in his head became a reality for Pedersen and a beautifully decorated house for the St. George community.
“I have been wanting to do this for years…I finally have some free time and I’m going for it,” Pedersen said.
Those interested in seeing the house lit up each night can visit it at 646 East 1100 South St. George Utah 84790 and can see live updates by visit @joshpedersen, Pedersen’s popular account on Instagram.