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    Haunted Mansion rumors

    Reading Al's column this morning brought me back to the old rumors about changes to the Haunted Mansion after that movie was released by Disney.
    People were arguing about the inevitability of Madame Leota being replaced by Jennifer Tilly.
    Now, admittedly, I have not been to DLR for about a year, but I am guessing I would have heard about it had this actually happened. Whatever became of this plan? Please tell me it's no longer considered fact!

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    Re: Haunted Mansion rumors

    Thank God, Jennifer Tilly's face/voice has not over taken the original. And it doesn't appear something like that or anything else from the movie will replace what's been there for years! Luckily, the movie was a flop...which is too bad, cuz it certainly had potential.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion rumors

    Wonderful production values, art direction and a horrible script. If it had been a hit, who knows what "horrors" they would have inserted into the attraction.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion rumors

    The movie was a flop, nothing from the movie will touch the ride. And thank God Mrs Tilly didn't take over the role, for she is no Leota Tombs!

    As far as the pirates stuff happening it's more than likely as the movie was a big hit and is now a huge franchise. I'd have liked to have seen it be done more subtly though...not so glarringly obvious and in so many spots. But that is another topic.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion rumors

    hopefully it will be tasteful and it won't ruin the classic ride. I don't want a Pirates of the Caribbean--UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!
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    Re: Haunted Mansion rumors

    What if the comic is a hit? Think of what could happen then!

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    Re: Haunted Mansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    As far as the pirates stuff happening it's more than likely as the movie was a big hit and is now a huge franchise. I'd have liked to have seen it be done more subtly though...not so glarringly obvious and in so many spots. But that is another topic.
    My feeling about the pirates re-do is that it is a classic ride with no shortage of guests. Why spend the money on it? Is that really going to bring more crowds to the movie theaters? I doubt it. Why not spend the money on something that could really benefit from an upgrade?!

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    Re: Haunted Mansion rumors

    Some of the additions sound pretty cool and exciting. But some of it does sound overdone. As we've discussed many times on here in the past, while many of the original Disneyland attractions were based on movies, a lot of them were not. I think rides like Pirates and Mansion are especially universal because anyone can enjoy them by letting their imagination make them a part of their own adventure, rather than reliving something they've seen on screen.

    I love the movie rides, but I really love the rides that take me on a true flight of imagination.

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