Yup, you read it correctly, 3 consecutive walk-offs today for my friend, my wife and me. The first one was Matterhorn around 3:30pm or so. Right after we sat down in the sled, rolled up to the stop point where you tug on the yellow straps, bam, that was it. We were asked to sit tight and eventually evacuate the vehicle after a few minutes. Nothing special to report here, as we never even ascended into the icy slopes.
Next up was Haunted Mansion (around 4:15pm), everything was moving along just dandy when we came to a stop in the graveyard, right in between the large angels on the left hand side. We sat idle for about 10 minutes and received a handful off announcements over the P.A. system. After another 15 minutes, they turned on all the lights and asked everyone to sit tight and wait for a CM to assist us out of our Doom Buggies. I took some video, but it is pretty limited as we were angled towards the mummy talking to the old guy with the ear horn in the graveyard. The interesting thing was to see what the ghosts were made of, i wont spoil anything, no worries. So we were finally greeted by a very nice CM whom released a latch under the front of our Doom Buggy, which allowed the lap bar portion to fall forward. He asked us to exit to our right side, after that we walked passed 3 more Buggies, crossed back over the track, they had laid down a metal plate to ensure you didn't accidently slip and step in the track gap. After that we walked by the mirrors where the hitchhiking ghosts appear next to you in your Buggy. You could see into the mirrors and see some behind the scenes stuff, nothing really fancy to report though. Upon exiting the final turnstile a CM was issuing one of those cool Access Passes.
After leaving the HM we headed over to Splash Mountain (around 5pm) to use our actual Fast Passes we acquired earlier in the day. My friend had jokingly said, "I hope this doesn't break down on us...". Well what do ya know, in almost identical fashion to our Matterhorn experience, we were stuck on Splash. Again, not even leaving the boarding area. We sat for about 10-15 before we got out. At this point we didn't even want the Access Pass and just headed back towards Main St. to head home.
Today was our second trip in just as many days for my wife and I so we weren't really bummed out at all on today's happenings. We were pretty stoked to be stuck on HM and be there when they turned the lights on! A month or so ago here and I both had a Splash Mountain walk-off, so that wasn't new to us, but the Matterhorn walk-off was.
Here is a brief video I took from our Doom Buggy on the Haunted Mansion. If you don't want to see a portion of the graveyard scene with the lights on DO NOT watch this video!!!