I don't want to see Mystic Manor at DCA. I want to see an attraction with the same level of originality and budget come to DCA, however.
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They already have two haunted mansion style attractions at DLR - Haunted Mansion and Tower of Terror.
From what I've seen, Mystic Manor is less a Haunted Mansion style attraction and more of an Adventureland / Indiana Jones style attraction. It would fit better in adventureland than DCA. Unless you put it near Tower of Terror, and changed the story line from worldly travel antiquities to old hollywood an antiquities. But than it would be too similar in story to Tower of Terror.
Like they did with Pooh? Cutting out all the good stuff from the Tokyo version?
don't you dare compare ToT and HM they are totally way different attractions!
RCC is a small piece of land, I't can hardly hold a dark ride let alone a coaster like the one in grizzly gluch.
RCC IS a very small plot of land, though what I think stands in the place of it becoming a MM styled ride is more it's proximity to the hotel than the size. I think if they could go vertical, make more space to have a wonderful ride, they would. However, it's WAY too close to the Grand Californian to really be "pretty" unless they have some nice landscaping/camouflage. I do think that this type of ride (Another thread here mentions a mystery shack type idea) I think that'd work. Though even putting it on Paradise Pier presents some interesting questions regarding space. Thing is, if you want to place a ride like this in, Assuming it'll have the same footprint as HM does in disney, you either need to be very smart with the space or make it smaller (which I assume that we'd all dislike).
As for HM and MM being too similar, and how that would mean that there could be 3 "horror" themed rides... I will say that I see MM less as a horror-ride, and more like riding through a whimsical disney styled Night at the Museum. I don't think it "has" to be a horror ride, but more strange and whimsical. Mansion is a bit darker, as is Tower, and I think that even if they dropped a MM styled ride in Hollywoodland as a sort of "living wax museum" I think it could work so long as Disney's Imagineers are smart enough to make it different enough from the Tower or Haunted Mansion to make it enjoyable for DCA's guests.
I like the idea of an MM-style ride at DCA. Just not real sure exactly where to fit it in. At Paradise Pier or somewhere in the Hollywood area. Either place, maybe it could be themed as a sort of "Ripley-esque" museum of 'curiosities' rather than a tour of an explorer's private residence. Maybe the 'story' is that you become separated from your 'tour group' or accidentally locked in after closing and 'things start happening'. I think it would fit in better that way rather than trying to put someone's 'house' in either location.
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If you bring those attractions here, there will be no reason for those people to visit the other parks. I don’t want an assembly line version of a Disney park. Making the parks unique is a way to get people to go there. If you make everything the same, then there is no reason for the people who will travel to these other parks to go there.
Maybe, but 99% of Disneyland visitors will ever see a Disney Park outside of the states. Sure that statistic may be different in this community, but in reality and from a business standpoint it makes little sense to save an attraction for only a foreign park. There is far more money to made made (and it will please far more people) by duplicating foreign attractions in U.S. parks.
The same things can be said about something like the WWoHP. Building the attraction here will 1) please more people and 2) make Universal more money. As a theme park fan I love it when unique attraction are built and kept in their original parks, but theme parks fans like me aren't a huge percentage of the population.
Originally Posted by TimmyTimmyTimmy
People need to understand that Mystic Manor has nothing to do with haunted houses. It´s a ride in a house full of magic.
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Like a " the great mazani" ride with a fortune teller machine theme which has more tricks and wishes than haunts , maybe that can work.
The e-ticket attraction can be behind California Screamin and the queue could have a fortune teller quarter machine they said something about this at d23 but I'm not sure
I normally am not one to advocate cloning attractions. HOWEVER, I don't think that this is a concern when it is half way around the world. Having the same attraction twice in the United States does not make sense to me. But I don't think that this one attraction will draw guests from America to see it. Only the most dedicate Disneyaholic would do that. Most in would not see it unless it came to the States. It is a perfect match for DCA. In California, we have various mysterious and haunted places like Winchester House. Ghosts is too good a theme to limit it to only one attraction. It is like saying there can be only one rollercoster per park. Disney is making a very stupid mistake to limit this attraction to a small park like DHK which is only going to appeal to people in Asia.
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I think the technology would certainly be welcome at DCA. Tokyo's Hunny Hunt and Mystic Manor both work as amazing proofs of concept that a trackless ride with AA's and projection technology can work in all sorts of context (fantasy/cartoon, humorous/serious). However, I don't think Mystic Manor itself would translate to DCA. There's both a lot of cultural context (Monkey King ending) and repetitive thematic elements to Haunted Mansion that, I think, may drag it down if it was to be cloned.
I saw the ride through and was unimpressed, which is a shame because I was really looking forward to this one. The story line was weak - Night in the Museum, the ride. None of the effects were all that dazzling - as one poster pointed out, mostly projection effects. It was a little too cutesy and cartoony for me. I prefer those kinds of rides to be darker in tone.
In short, I don't care to see this ride in DCA, but not for the reason listed in the pole. But I don't really need to worry as long as Bob Iger sits on the throne. It is his policy that no attraction not connected to a franchise be built in the American parks. So, for now, we're safe from Mystic Manor.