Last night at about 10:15 I went to ride the haunted Mansion. I have been on HM probably afew hundred times ( oh Lordy, well I have had an AP most years since 1984 ) and this has never happened before! So after waiting in the foyer for like 10 minutes the doors to the portrait gallery finally open. The doors close, the lights go out and the show begins, but then the room goes back up but the voice is still playing! The doors open a little and close a little and open a little and close a little! Then the thunder claps and the ceiling dissappears and we see the hanging body. It was so strange to be that close to it since you usually see it from the bottom after the room stretches. We then started going down again. The show sort of starts over but is not in synch with the room. When we do reach the bottom the thunder claps again but this time the ceiling stays solid and we do not see the hanging body. The look on the hosts face was great! I wanted to ask him about what had happened but he left too quickly. Alot of people were laughing and clapping because it was so obviously strange and wrong!
How do you guys feel about reaching the bottom, exiting the portrait gallery into the hallway and looking over and seeing another elevator/ gallery sitting there with the doors open? Some guests point and say " oh there are two". I think it kind of ruins the magic. The other doors should but shut, but this seems to happen the last few times Ive ridden. Also, both elevators were just sitting there, neither one was assending and I know there was a crowd upstairs waiting to come down to ride. Have they even been using both elevators? I was in the one on the right. They dont seem to care as much about keeping people moving on attractions anymore. that is why there are two elevators. one was always going up while one was coming down. BTW the whole attraction looks fantastic. Leota still blows me away, so much tech. happening to make that effect work and keep her in focus!