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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Since Lord Henry Mystic belongs to the same society as Harrison Hightower in the Tower of Terror at DisneySea, I hope we see some nods to him and the hotel (maybe in the queue decor) or maybe even a nod to Shiriki Utundu, who is IMO the best disney character made for the parks.

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Hi witches , haha I come there everyday to see you all what's the speech. Just I hide myself as hidden Mickey ,lol

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    This looks very interesting. After seeing the videos and pictures, it's harder and harder to compare it to Haunted Mansion. This seems like a very loose connection to that, and more closely tied to Harrison Hightower and the TDS Tower of Terror, and the Adventurer's Club. It's definitely different, and I don't mind it. I did think it looked too bright and colorful, and not spooky enough, but I don't think it's that kind of attraction anymore. I did like the more realistic approach from early concept art, but I will admit that Albert the monkey is cute. In much the same way that Chandu the tiger from TDS is. More unique characters for all of the different parks, that's a great thing in my opinion.

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    ORDDU: Well, we're glad to know you're still with us, Keithlee83, duckling. We don't always announce our presences either. Sometimes we just lurk. Anyway, we hope you have a wonderful time when you go to see Mystic Manor!!

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Thank you for posting this!
    I'm looking forward to seeing excellent videos of this attraction on Youtube
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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Quote Originally Posted by gurgi View Post
    I did think it looked too bright and colorful, and not spooky enough, but I don't think it's that kind of attraction anymore.
    Thanks for articulating that! It captures the journey a lot of us have been through as we poured over the concept art from 3-4 years ago. I also prefer the original concept art, but looking at them again, I realize that the realistic Albert might have looked too much like a monkey given that I what drew me in was his long torso, whereas the new Albert draws attention to his eyes.

    I think he looks much better than Chandu though, imo.

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Quote Originally Posted by josh_kslow View Post
    Thanks as well, Josh!

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    RIP concept monkey... there will never be anyone like you.
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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyTimmyTimmy View Post
    RIP concept monkey... there will never be anyone like you.
    While I definitely do agree that the more realistic approach could have been awesome, I think the new direction for the monkey is actually a really smart one.

    The old monkey had no distinguishing characteristics. This monkey really stands out and is a lot more marketable. I have had a change in opinion and I really like the new direction.

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rave View Post
    While I definitely do agree that the more realistic approach could have been awesome, I think the new direction for the monkey is actually a really smart one.

    The old monkey had no distinguishing characteristics. This monkey really stands out and is a lot more marketable. I have had a change in opinion and I really like the new direction.
    Same as you. I wrote a letter few years ago to HKDL about against cartoony the Albert and Henry and they replied me for the concerning. But after I ask myself did I love the real monkey? Will I buy the merchandise of a real monkey? Did the real monkey look little scary for child or me? What's the difference between TDS TOT and MM styles?

    Yes I changed my mind, if WDI can creat a lovely Albert and make me love him more , why I can't accept it?

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Quote Originally Posted by keithlee83 View Post
    Same as you. I wrote a letter few years ago to HKDL about against cartoony the Albert and Henry and they replied me for the concerning. But after I ask myself did I love the real monkey? Will I buy the merchandise of a real monkey? Did the real monkey look little scary for child or me? What's the difference between TDS TOT and MM styles?

    Yes I changed my mind, if WDI can creat a lovely Albert and make me love him more , why I can't accept it?
    This is exactly what I was thinking. The concept of Mystic Manor doesn't leave a lot of merchandise opportunities (except for the usual pins and t-shirts). So maybe, as a design choice and to increase merch revenue, they changed the design of Albert the monkey to make it look cuter. This opens up a lot of merch opportunities like stuffed toys. Also, it makes the ride less intense for kids making it a win-win situation.

    Not to say that I wasn't a fan of the old design. I can just see the reason why they changed it.
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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    So... would you all rather had Figment look less like a cartoony dragon back in 1983?

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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenstate5 View Post
    So... would you all rather had Figment look less like a cartoony dragon back in 1983?
    Great question!

    I was actually thinking of Figment the other day, and I think that Figment sits in-between the original Albert and the more toony Albert.

    I think if Figment had been like the original Albert he'd be a lot scalier, and possibly not the lovely purple pigment that he is.

    Did they go overboard? Maybe, but looking at it now, I think Lord Mystic is considerably toonier than Albert.
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    Re: Mystic Manor in the news video!

    Sorry for the double post, my net is acting up. Can any of the admins please delete this post of mine?

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