Friday, July 22, 2011
Attraction Spotlight: The Haunted Mansion
The other day my daughter had asked what our favorite attractions were in each park. She started with Magic Kingdom, and while most people jump right to one of the Mountains, I don't.
My first experience at a Disney park was in 1989..I was 12 and my mom and step-dad took us to Disneyland. We really didn't know much Disney stuff at the time, other than the movies we had seen. We went on The Haunted Mansion.
Holy Cow! I was blown away!
The attraction is so awesome and authentic...the spiderwebs and dust. The creepy eyes on the wall, the shadow playing the piano, the long corridor with the floating candelabra!! The decor is so cool, even the wallpaper in the queue area. The ballroom scene, just amazing. It's still my absolute favorite part (though now that they've added the attic scene...that ranks pretty high. So much to see in there!). Your Ghost Host (so creepy!), the cemetery (love the music out there...I gotta sing along every time!), the hitchhiking ghosts!! So so cool. I love it when we get an awesome cast member who really takes on their role perfectly!!!
The atmosphere around the mansion is just so spooky...love love love it! It's one of my favorite areas in the entire park. When we attended Mickey's Not So scary Halloween party in October 2009, we had our picture taken with the carriage and a ghost showed up in our pics! So neat! Love Photopass and their magic shots!
I am super excited to see the new queue. Sad that I have to wait an entire year, but it will be worth the wait, I'm sure.