I'll let Screamscape take over this for me today:
I'm glad that we are getting upgraded effects from California. I'm also glad to read that they are finally doing justice to MK at WDW and not just some cheap copy from somewhere else.SCREAMSCAPE:
2007 - Haunted Mansion Refurbishment - (7/30/07) Screamscape has obtained some confirmed information about the Haunted Mansion rehab at Walt Disney World which will involve the addition of a new Staircase scene, and upgrades to two other scenes. They confirm that The Black Widow Bride (they call it the Haunted Bride) “who’s husbands always seem to get the ax…” is indeed coming to the attic. The all new floating Madame Leota séance scene will also be added. They mention that the new effects for the Bride and floating Leota are new and improved over what was just installed in the Disneyland mansion not long ago. The all new scene being added to a previously “dead space” will be the Staircase scene as described last week. In addition to this will also be the expected upgrades to the audio, lighting and effects systems. It’s great to see the Magic Kingdom finally wake up and start to take care of their classic attractions and upgrade the effects over time as has been going on at Disneyland for years now.