I'm not being rude nor heated, but I am passionate. Furthermore, I've been misquoted. My comments were being replied to before they were finished. If you have any doubt, please, refer to my original messages.
It's no secret that I take issue with the way Disney Corporation has been turning its theme parks into shopping malls with rides, nor that I think a number of their sales tactics border on robbery/extortion. But that's not what I was discussing. I thought the conversation was about what's in The Mansion vs. what will be in the movie, what will stay, what may change, etc.; and, at last point, why the beating heart soundtrack remains, even though the bride has changed. Sadly, and I speak the truth from my point-of-view, I believe that the majority of changes and upgrades that Disney makes are implemented based on their potential to boost profitability, whether the increase in sales be at the parks themselves or via some other project/product tie-in. I don't think that much is done anymore in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, or any of their other parks, for the mere sake of nostalgia.
That being said, I have since learned that the new "Haunted Mansion" movie script has not yet been written. Here is more from Del Toro:
“The storyline for ‘The Haunted Mansion’ and the ride is quite open. We are taking sort of the core mythology that you can tap into and saying that there are many mansions around the world and they’re all part of a sort of web. The movie I see in my head is not what I believe anyone is imagining it would be. It’s not just a regular world with a haunted mansion plopped in the middle. I’m really thinking of a movie with a heightened reality, which is super designed, incredibly innovative, narratively and visually. When people think of ‘The Haunted Mansion,’ they think they know what it's about. But I really want to push a lot of stuff that they have not seen ever.”The last line of this quote has me very intrigued. As expressed elsewhere, Del Toro appears to be a purist, when it comes to the attraction. So, what is it that he plans to include that the general public has never seen but that will fit with what is inside the attraction already and/or was intended by the ride's original creators? Perhaps, we will see some of the very things that have been discussed in these threads.
I would like to see some, if not all of the Museum Of The Weird concepts added as part of the film.