This is the build page for tracking progress of my Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Gargoyle Grandfather Clock. Currently coming in at 81.5″ tall and 107lbs, this build began August 5th, 2018 and has been a very slow and meticulous build. I’ve taken my time because it’s been a very relaxing passion project. I love working on this clock and making sure every detail is right, no matter how long it takes.

Through these posts you will see this clock mature to fruition from a couple marked up photos of my parents’ Grandmother Clock upon which this is partially inspired. Couple these with the marked up photos of my Disney Parks Haunted Mansion Clock miniature and the one good real life photo I was able to find of the actual Mansion Clock in its natural setting, upon which all of the details are based.

As of March 2020 I think I’m calling this project completed. I’m sure I’ll still be doing minor tweaks and improvements to it forever (#1 being articulating the pendulum), but none of these improvements will make any difference in what is shown here. So now it is my turn to just sit back and enjoy this thing.

I hope you enjoy following the process as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.

-Matt Kotich