Spaceship Earth rehab update:
It looks like SSE's rehab might be very extensive as they are planning to upgrade most of the animatronics for the newer animatronics, similar to the Jack Sparrow animatronic figures added to POTC. The article also mentions the usual upgrades: modern special effects, lighting and costume upgrades. The rehab will also focus on the final decent portion at the end of the ride. This upgrade sounds good. I can't wait until they announce the composer and the new narrator.
upcoming rehab to the ride will be quite extensive, possibly replacing several of the ride’s animatronic figures with new state of the art Disney animatronics like the ones added to Pirates last year. This in addition of a bevy of all new modern special effects, lighting changes, costume upgrades, as well as the complete overhaul to the final decent portion of the ride.
Now on to Soarin':
Looks like the are big upgrades coming to the Soarin' queue. The screamscape editor spoke to a park manager about this upgrade:
Sounds interesting.To paraphrase a quote from a park manager about the improvements, guest will never want to leave the queue once they’re finished with it.
Now a brief Haunted Mansion update. This sounds to be a rumor but I hope this is actually true because it will be a good upgrade for the attraction. This ride really needs some attention and it is crying out for an upgrade. The following is also from Screamscape:
I do apologize from using quotes from sources because I rather note my sources than just create speculation among chatters of where I'm getting this information. I hope this thread is of somewhat interest among you all. Enjoy!A new rumor is being spread from the Mansion that there may be some dramatic improvements to the Mansion when it reopens and it may be more scary than ever. Of course, the mansion never really was very scary to begin with... so I’ve got to wonder what they’ve got planned. Of course, I also heard that WDI cooked up some big ideas for the Mansion rehab that ended up being kicked to the curb by the budget minded Disney World accountaneers, so perhaps this leftover echos from those old plans. Otherwise, with the rumors today that the Spaceship Earth rehab may include the addition of current generation lifelike Disney animatronic figures, that certainly would be a major plus to the Haunted Mansion experience. I’d love to see one of the suits of armor that has been motionless for decades suddenly come to life to lunge at your Doombuggie. Now THAT would be scary.