Disney Insider – Haunted Mansion Murder Mystery Riddle

When visiting the Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom, you will likely walk past the 5 busts of the Dread Family.  The buses include Bertie, Aunt Florence, Uncle Jacob, The Twins and Cousin Maude.  Each of the busts and writing below includes clues about a murder mystery riddle of each of the family members.

Here is a look at the Dread Family as you will see them in the Haunted Mansion queue:

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Haunted Mansion Riddle

Below each of the busts, you will notice a plaque that gives a small poem.  Each poem also includes clues as to how each person died at the hands of one of the other people featured in a bust.  Above each of the poems is a small figure of the murder weapon that person used to murder one of the other family members.

To figure out who murdered who, you must read through all of the clues found in each of the poems and murder weapons. Here are each of the poems and murder weapons found on each plaque:

Bertie:

Murder weapon featured above poem: poison.

Plaque reads, “Avid hunter and expert shot.  In the end, that is what he got.”

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Haunted Mansion Riddle Bertie

 

Aunt Florence:

Murder weapon featured above poem: revolver.

Plaque reads, “Never did a dishonorable deed.  Yet found face down in canary seed.”

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Haunted Mansion Riddle Aunt Florence

Uncle Jacob:

Murder weapon featured above poem: a flower.

Plaque states, “Greed was the poison he had swallowed. He went first, the others followed.  His killer’s face he surely knew.  Now try to discover who killed him.”

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Haunted Mansion Riddle Uncle Jacob

The Twins:

Murder weapon featured above poem: a dead bird on its back.

Plaque reads, “Departed this world in their beds.  With identical bumbs on identical beds.”

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Haunted Mansion Riddle The Twins

Cousin Maude:

Murder weapon featured above poem: hammer.

Plaque reads, “Our sleeping beauty who never woke.  The night her dreams went up in smoke.”

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Haunted Mansion Riddle Cousin Maude

Spoiler alert on the riddle resolution:

Following from Uncle Jacob’s plaque (Greed was the poison he had swallowed. He went first, the others followed.  His killer’s face he surely knew.  Now try to discover who killed him.), he was killed by poison by the hands of Bertie.

Bertie’s plaque (Avid hunter and expert shot.  In the end, that is what he got.) tells us that he was shot by Aunt Florence.

Aunt Florence’s plaque (Never did a dishonorable deed.  Yet found face down in canary seed.) tells us those cute Twins caused her death.

The Twins’ plaque (Departed this world in their beds.  With identical bumbs on identical beds.) tells us that Cousin Maude had caused their death.

Cousin Maude’s plaque (Our sleeping beauty who never woke.  The night her dreams went up in smoke.) leads us to a better review of her bust.  If you look carefully, you will see the match sticks in her hair.  And with no one else in the family alive, she is the only one that can be blamed for her death!

 

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Haunted Mansion Riddle Match Sticks

Had you figured it out as well?

 

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