While movie tie-ins generally suck, I wish Haunted Mansion would have gotten the Gore Verbinski POTC treatment. I think an era-specific story using the Master Gracey storyline and NO Eddie Murphy would have made for a fantastic movie.
As for no HMH, I don't really think the market of those who want Haunted Mansion to stay "normal" for the 40th is that large. People love that ride, especially considering you can hardly get to Splash Mountain during the holiday months.
"You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." ~ Homer Simpson
Does anyone know any information on a possible Matterhorn refurbishment, or the rumored "new cars." I know it was closed a few years back for refurbishment and inspections, but does anyone have knowledge of a drastic change?
[ . . . ] the Rivers of America is scheduled to be drained for refurbishment for several months in the winter and spring of 2010, with Fantasmic! returning for the 55th Anniversary summer in June, 2010.
Major Rivers of America refurbishment
Details: Major Rivers of America refurb, resulting in a hiatus for Fantasmic! and a closed Tom Sawyer Island, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Mark Twain Riverboat Project Status: Drained and closed during winter and spring 2010. Open Date: June 2010
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