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Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Holiday 2002 (Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas Redo) full attraction script, as taken from the official poster, memory, and MousePlanet.com:

'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems,
In a place that perhaps, you've seen in you're dreams.
For the story that you are about to be told,
began in the holiday worlds of old..

I know you're curious to see what's inside,
It's what happens when two holidays collide.
Welcome my friends to our Christmas delight,
Come witness a ghoulishly glorious sight.
It's time for our holiday tale to begin,
There's no turning back now... please, come all the way in.

[the following are from various CM spiels, they will vary from ride to ride]
Please move to the dead center of the room so every /body/ can fit inside,
You aren't the only ones who want to go on this ride.
-or-
In order to see how Jack's decked the halls,
I need you all, please, to stand away from the walls.
-or-
Now please do behave, don't try to escape,
or you'll be stuck to the walls with some masking tape.
[back to recorded spiels here]

Our holiday tale is a tale that's quite charming,
But during this season, it's sometimes alarming.
So relax and reflect, feel free to take pause,
While we tell you a tale about Dear Sandy Claws.

'Twas the nightmare before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was peaceful, not even a mouse.
The stockings, all hung by the chimney with care,
When opened that morning would cause such a scare!
The children nestled all snug in their beds,
Would have nightmares of monsters and skeleton heads.

Now hurry along, as they say, look alive,
This is one holiday you'll want to survive.
Jack Skellington came here from Halloween Town,
You'll notice his handiwork scattered around.
This year he's decided to play "Sandy Claws,"
But when Halloween creates Christmas you might see some flaws.

And now a dark carriage will take you away,
Sit back, rest in peace in you black Christmas sleigh.
Your sleigh will accommodate one or two more,
And we hope you're prepared for what Jack has in store.
Don't pull down the bar, it will float down with ease
And remember. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY... please.

Yes, down through the chimney Jack flew like a bat,
Clutching his magical "Sandy Claws" sack.
He ripped open the sack and, in moments it seems,
Created a Christmas you have in bad dreams.
So hold on for your life, who knows what you'll find,
In this Christmas created by Jack's ghoulish mind!

More rapid than vultures, the Mansion was changed,
All was soon covered, adorned, and deranged.
Gravestones and coffins were "holiday-ized,"
Showing us Christmas as seen through Jack's eyes.
And what to your wondering eyes disappears,
Is Jack's little friend Zero -- the Ghost Dog Reindeer!

Each room, as you see, has Jack's own special flair,
See the bow made of bats? No doubt Jack has been there!
Jack enjoyed being "Sandy" -- he liked it so much,
Every inch of this Mansion shows his unique touch!
Nothing here was forgotten, it all looks so pleasant,
A coffin, Jack Says, makes a fine Christmas present.

He decked every hallway and trimmed every tree,
It's his gift this Christmas to you and me!
A man-eating plant makes a wonderful wreath...
As long as you don't get caught in the teeth.
Jack's holiday vision was unlike no other,
So ring out the bells, there's more cheer to uncover!

[Leota's stuff goes here, but I don't have her script. I did get stopped
here a few times, but my memory isn't that great]


A holiday party reflects on its host,
And whether you're living or "gave up the ghost,"
With some treats and some games, you can make a scene merry,
Why, even a gingerbread house can be scary.
All at once, Jack's true vision materialized,
Like a nightmarish painting by Currier & Ives.

All through the house with a true sense of joy,
Jack happily strew little presents and toys.
All the vampire teddy bears gave us a fright,
And the shrunken doll heads made a horrible sight.
A bag full of toys Jack had slung on his back,
They were strange and bizarre -- and on the attack!

"Sandy Claws" worked his magic, both outside and in,
But one final touch made his bony face grin.
"Now what better gift on my friends to bestow,
Than a graveyard that's covered in ghostly white snow!"
And laying a finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, the whole graveyard he froze.

As Jack sprang in his sleigh, three hitchhikers he spied,
They said "Sandy Claws, may we please have a ride?"
But Jack waved good-bye, for he just could not stay,
He had much to deliver before Christmas Day!
As they heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"The world will not soon forget THIS Christmas Night!"

May Jack's "ghostly presents" now follow you home,
And stay in your hearts -- where'er you may roam.
But, on some midnight clear if your skin feels a chill,
Remember dear Jack was just spreading goodwill.
For now you know what happens when holidays meet,
You might get a trick... or a holiday treat!

[the voice now abruptly changes from the ghost host to a much more generic
voice]

Please step on to the moving walkway to your left...
Please step on to the moving walkway to your left...
Please step on to the moving walkway to your left...
Please step on to the moving walkway to your left...
Please step on to the moving walkway to your left...
Please step on to the moving walkway to your left...

[Sally]
"Hurry back, Hurry back. Be sure to bring your Sandy Claws sack. I'll be waiting to open my Christmas present..."
Then Jack called out as he flew out of sight:
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fright!"