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    The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    Anyone notice how the "foliage" at The Haunted Mansion seems to attract an endless amount of crows?

    A few years ago during one of my vacations the whole queue got swarmed with crow poo and it was absolutely terrible.

    I know some people might say it fits the atmosphere of the ride, but when I see 30+ something crows heading to the trees at once, it's kind of annoying and disturbing at the same time.

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    The crows were there for hundreds of thousands of years, possibly even more, than Disneyland was. Let them stay.

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    The crows were there for hundreds of thousands of years, possibly even more, than Disneyland was. Let them stay.
    This. Anywhere there are birds, humans will get unwanted surprises on them now and again...it's nature, and doesn't pause for theme parks. Huzzah for the new crow overlords!
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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    The crows are most active at dusk, since they're looking for a place to bed down.


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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    Can we pretend they're ravens?

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    Huh I always thought they were AA's

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    At least they fit thematically, unlike these:


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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    They add to the atmosphere, and they were there first. Not to mention that when Disney has tried to deal with bird problems in the past, they've ended up in more poop than the birds ever left (see the infamous Discovery Island relocation attempts).
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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    At WDW, the problem is these white herons or egrets (I forget which they are) ...they are everywhere and the droppings are extremely messy and smelly.

    The crows don't bother me and they only flock together at dusk, like most birds. Better crows than pigeons or gulls.

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    Perhaps if the side queue were covered, it wouldn't be such a problem. Black rod iron conservatory look perhaps or walk into a dank old crypt.

    In all my years at Disneyland, I've never really minded the crows. They are just a natural part of the landscape which makes Disneyland so unique.
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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    Quote Originally Posted by SnorkletsMom View Post
    At WDW, the problem is these white herons or egrets (I forget which they are) ...they are everywhere and the droppings are extremely messy and smelly.
    Those birds are gorgeous though. One of my favorite spots in all of WDW is the bridge in Animal Kingdom leading to the Tree of Life, because you can look out into the trees and see hundreds of birds nesting for the night.
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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    They crows have been there longer than Disneyland has, and naturally they`ve been more attracted since DL opened with all the litter and food scraps guests throw around. So they pick it up, eat it and then fixes a home in a nearby tree. You can`t make them stop since nature works that way.

    It`s same thing like here in Scandinavia where in warm summers a massive amount of wasps gather around trashcans (I usually don`t like that but how can I hinder them?). No human being can make them leave, so one just has to accept it as perfectly natural.

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    When I was younger, the graveyard by my house was always full of crows. I think the crows at the mansion are perfect because they almost symbolize death in my mind based on my childhood.

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    When I was younger, the graveyard by my house was always full of crows. I think the crows at the mansion are perfect because they almost symbolize death in my mind based on my childhood.
    This explains so much about you.

    (it's really kinda cool, though. black birds are synonymous with death or mourning to a lot of people around the world)

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    Re: The Haunted Mansion's "Crow Problem"

    I say let them be.
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