December 7, 2014

Legendary Truth 2014

As the interactive digital media designer for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Night’s online/in-park game, Legendary Truth, I am VERY proud of the latest incarnation of the game unveiled this year! Thanks to “Inside the Magic” for this wonderful synopsis and video! All of my favorite Field Operatives, Scientific Specialists and hosts make appearances.

November 15, 2014

Shadow Box Idea

Dimensioneer, James, had his honeymoon at the MK and he purchased some souvenir mansion pins. When he came home he built one of my crypt models and used it as part of a shadowbox display for his collection. Awesome idea!

November 9, 2014

It is a happy fact that many Disney Imagineers are also Dimensioneers who have been following my site for years. Recently I met (via FaceTime) Daniel Joseph, who is one of the effects designers behind the new "Memento Mori" shop at MK. Daniel told me he is a long-time fan of Haunted Dimensions and it was one of his inspirations to become an Imagineer! Here is a very interesting discussion with Daniel, as well as Imagineers Jim Clark and Brian Crosby about their design processes, and the new customized "Spirit Photography" changing portraits that we can now buy there! Thanks, Mousetalgia! Here is the link,

November 3, 2014

10th Tee Campaign relaunched!

A few Dimensioneers missed their opportunity to get the 10th anniversary shirt. Well Teespring has reopened the campaign! If we can get 8 more orders, a new batch of shirts will be made!

Madame Leota Lives!

Artist, Nora See, created this spectacular Madame Leota costume and make up! This is one of the most brilliant and original mansion themed costumes I've seen in a while. Truly amazing and beautifully executed! Her web site is 

October 21, 2014

Stingy Jack

My "Stingy Jack" carved turnips were a success! Here is the story that inspired me try.

Thank you!

I want to thank all the Dimensioneers who purchased a 10th anniversary T shirt!

September 26, 2014


Ten years ago today (September 26, 2004) Haunted Dimensions was unveiled! What started out as a hobby has grown into an online entity with a life of its own. HD has opened doors I never dreamed of, including being a primary catalyst for becoming a theme park entertainment designer for Universal Orlando. Few things are more amazing to me than meeting people in the theme park industry who say, “You’re THAT guy?!” when they discover that I am the creator of Haunted Dimensions!
As always, I want to thank all of you who support my work, and many of you who have been “Dimensioneers” since the early days!
Thank you!
Ray - 9/26/14

September 21, 2014

Haunted Dimensions 10th Anniversary Tee!

Show your support for Haunted Dimensions (by Ray Keim), by celebrating a decade of haunted art and projects in 3D! This T features Ray's haunted illustrations from the past decade. 
Design will be screen printed on
Premium Ringspun Tee ($14.00)
Get it here!

August 9, 2014

Happy Birthday to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion!

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, without a haunted mansion.   
Within three years, Walt decided to expand Disneyland, to include a new land called "New Orleans Square", which would contain new shops, restaurants, and a haunted mansion.   The foundation for the façade of the Plantation style haunted mansion took place in 1962.   
Early concepts for a neglected looking house were replaced with Walt's preference, a clean, well-preserved façade, which matched the pristine look of the rest of the park.   Walt said "We'll take care of the outside and let the ghosts take care of the inside".
Even though the façade was completed, it was an empty shell for years due to storyline problems and other distractions such as the 1964 New York World's Fair, where Disney built the first version of "It's a Small World", among other state of the art attractions.

On December 15, 1966, Walt Disney died of lung cancer.

With the loss of their great visionary, the Imagineers debated over design concepts for the haunted mansion, such as whether the haunted mansion experience should be scary, or funny.   In the end, imaginers Marc Davis (funny), and Claude Coats (scary), combined their ideas, so the ride begins with spooky sets and chilling concepts, and eventually becomes "a swinging wake", full of silly spooks, and ghostly gags.

Finally, after years of planning the New Orleans Square Haunted Mansion opened its doors, on August 9, 1969.

Thank you, Uncle Walt, for creating the haunted mansion(s), which inspired me (and many others) to pursue a career in theme park entertainment design!

July 6, 2014

Hogwarts Paper Model Prospectus

My Hogwarts castle paper model kit is still languishing in the license netherworld. As a last resort I put together this little site to describe my intentions to any possible investors or Warner Bros Licensees. Unless this model get licensed, it WILL NOT be released to the public. Pass around the link. It couldn't hurt.

July 3, 2014

The Haunted Studio is Awesome!

I want to give a shout to a long-time affiliate of Haunted Dimensions, Lewis Barrett Lehrman and his site "The Haunted Studio". Mr Lehrman's stunningly beautiful and spooky haunted house watercolor paintings have been inspiring me for years. Mr Lehrman recently announced his (semi) retirement from the site, but his work is still available. Please browse his work and buy one!

May 25, 2014

The Contemporary Hotel's new California Grill

The other day I was at the California Grill, on top of the Contemporary Hotel at the Magic Kingdom. It is amazing how small the Magic Kingdom looks from this vantage point. This photo spans from the entry at the train station (on the far left), to Space Mountain on the right.

April 30, 2014

Wand Test

As part of my endless quest to get my Hogwarts Castle paper model kit recognized by publishers and licensees, I plan to make another time lapse making-of video, similar to my "Old House on the Hill" video (see it HERE ).  This time it will be the construction of Hogwarts.  Unlike in my previous video, this time I will have the help of a magic wand!  This is a very short wand experiment, using Adobe After Effects to supply the magic.