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    Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    I've read online that there may be plans to install an enclosure for live bats just outside the HM queue area. They may not even be installed until after the ride reopens in September because of an issue to obtain the bats from Nebraska.

    Has anyone else heard about this?
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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    Bats from Nebraska? That's weird.
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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    Sounds unlikely to me. Especially Nebraskan bats.

    For one thing -- why Nebraska?

    For another -- it'll be a nightmare. I love bats, but it doesn't seem like a very good idea.

    For one thing -- bats are nocturnal animals. They're not going to like to come out when people can see them.

    For another thing, if they're coming from Nebraska, it's going to be a tiny insectivorous bat. Not a fruit bat like the flying foxes in Animal Kingdom. They're not going to be enjoying an enclosure where they can't catch the insects like they do in the wild.

    And then there's a people issue. For some reason, people are terrified of bats. That's like being terrified of cotton balls! People are going to stay away from the Mansion because of real bats because they think that they all have rabies or they all like flying into hair. Far from truth. Less than of 1% have rabies (In a colony of 1,000,000 bats, that would be 5,000 or less, but considering the figure is about the world's population and not just a small colony --- yeah, not much chance of running into rabies). And the only time a bat has ever hit me was a wing when I was in just way too close quarters with him. But even so, people still hate these cute and very intelligent creatures.
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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    I don't know where this rumor came from, but it's news to me. We're installing bat SOUND EFFECTS. Not live bats!
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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    i agree. I just posted it because I thought it was an interesting rumor.
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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    I don't know where this rumor came from, but it's news to me. We're installing bat SOUND EFFECTS. Not live bats!
    I'm going to laugh if people panic at just the sound effects!

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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    I don't know where this rumor came from, but it's news to me. We're installing bat SOUND EFFECTS. Not live bats!
    A place where people scream at the scape.

    Hey Disney, if you want bats, just let me know. I can catch a few in my neighborhood so you don't have to bother with Nebraskan bats.



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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    I take your bats and trade you for one horseless carriage.

    I don't believe this but it's an interesting rumor none the less. LOL

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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    reason why it was posted as rumor. This is just one crazy rumor.
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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    Quote Originally Posted by EPCOT1982 View Post
    reason why it was posted as rumor. This is just one crazy rumor.

    I think I am going to start the next rumor, this is fun.


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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    I don't see this working out to well. The bats around my house are very small and you don't really see them that much. Those little bats are not that scary.

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    Re: Real Bats may be coming to the Haunted Mansion...

    I saw this rumor on Screamscape, and thought it sounded like a horrible idea. Glad to see it being debunked here. I prefer my MK animals to be animatronic.

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