“Without a doubt … the most inclusive online experience
of DLP Frontierland.”
–Jeff Burke, Frontierland show producer
Welcome, curious souls, to Ravenswood Manor, the unofficial tribute to Thunder Mesa at Disneyland Paris, specifically to the attractions Phantom Manor and Big Thunder Mountain.
The website was launched in September 1998 by David G. Ravenswood as the first online resource devoted exclusively to Phantom Manor, the park’s unique haunted house attraction. It soon grew from its humble beginnings to feature exclusive content straight from the people who created or operated the ride.
In 2007 the website expanded to feature a small Big Thunder Mountain section. The two rides are closely connected in several ways so it was only natural to widen the scope: in fact as of 2012, thanks to new insights from key Imagineers and Cast Members, Ravenswood Manor is as much about one attraction as it is about the other.
Further additions are already planned so we hope that through all these changes the site will continue to entertain and inform its visitors about these exceptional theme park landmarks. Enjoy your tour!
We’d like to particularly thank Jeff Burke, John Patrick Burke, Greg Meader, Julie Svendsen, Craig Fleming and Katherine Meyering-Lench for sharing their invaluable insights from the creation of the attractions.
Further thanks go to Alfonso, Anthony, Ariel, Bart, Christoph J, Christoph S, Cindy, Corrie, Daniel, Danny, David, Dirk, Fillip, Foxx, Ingrid, Jake, Jed, Jeff, Joris, Karine, Kevin, Malkav, Manu, Michael, Mikey, Misha, Niels, Philippe, Sappollo, Shawn, Stefan, Suz, Teasy and Thomas for their contributions.
Designed and edited by David G. Ravenswood.
Research by David G. Ravenswood and Samuel N. Nutterville.
All original content is © Ravenswood Manor. Disneyland Paris and related trademarks are © Disney. This website is an unofficial, fan-made tribute and is in no way affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.