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    Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    After visiting the Haunted Mansion today, I've made some observations:

    In the queue, the fans are working, they just stink. I don't think anything can be done to fix them, the grillwork in the queue is what prevents them from creating a breeze, so, just get used to the fans not working in the queue. No clue what's happening with the misters.

    In the final part of the queue before you go inside, there are lights above that use yellow gels to make the lights appear old and yellowed. They recently replaced the bulbs with energy efficient ones, and they totally messed up the gels. The gels simply need to be replaced as soon as possible.

    Also, trees need to be added to block Guests from viewing the show building. It is extremely obvious, and it needs to be fixed. I don't care what needs to be done to be sure the trees remain stable in a hurricane, they just need to be replaced ASAP.

    Upon entering, everything seems to be perfect. Some commented on sound leaking from the stretch rooms into the first waiting room, but I don't think it's a problem. All that can really be heard sounds like thunder, and that is to be expected and fits in with the show of the mansion... that there is always a storm outside.

    The stretch rooms seem almost perfect, but I'd like the sound of the bats to move down much lower... and the wind should be a tad louder. And the lightning effect needs to be upgraded with a few more strobes or more powerful strobes with more frequent flashes. Other then that, they seem to be almost perfected.

    I have been informed that the portraits in the loading area will never re-gain their "following" eyes, and they will not have any changes made to them. The eye cut-outs have been replaced with canvas painted eyes.

    More spider webs are present throughout the attraction, which of course, is a welcome change.

    Leota's Room seems perfect in every way possible.

    The ballroom NEEDS LOUDER AUDIO. I can barely hear the organ when I'm at the left side of the room (where the organ is) and I can't hear it at all on the right side of the room. Must I remind everyone that there is glass present in the room, which can direct sound waves in the wrong directions?! Anyhow, the sound needs to be much louder, plain and simple. Everything else seems perfect in that scene.

    The attic is still not working properly. The bride is too blue, and the heads on the portraits do not appear and disappear.

    Finally, in the graveyard... it's perfect. Every element was working. Animated properly as well. And no one seems to notice that the scrims have a decent hole in the middle behind the tomb... but it makes sense where it is. Kudos for hiding it so well... but not well enough for the eyes of Bill... WU HA HA HA HA.

    Everything beyond the graveyard works as it should, though some torches need some attention.

    And finally, the question on everyone's mind... the ring is permanently gone. The bricks were even taken out and replaced with new bricks in the pavement. WDI never approved of the ring story, and this cements it... quite literally I might add.

    So, that's all for now! Take care everyone, and enjoy the Mansion... now that, dare I say it, The Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom Park is without a doubt, the best Haunted Mansion in the world. (Though Phantom Manor in Paris still has a better soundtrack. )

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Hope they get the bugs worked out soon, before the end of the year, then maybe they will add the upgrades we dont already have to Disneylands HM when they remove HMH in Jan.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    In the queue, the fans are working, they just stink. I don't think anything can be done to fix them,
    Weren't they, rather hillariously, installed upside down?

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Thanx for the update bill. =O) So WDI just comes to this side of the country when something like a refurb has to happen then goes back to CA afterwards?

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    wdi exists in florida as well as california.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    But only a limited capacity in FL. WDI is based in California. But that has nothing to do with what we're talking about.

    WDI will eventually turn the attraction entirely over to park operations. Before that happens entirely, the problems need to be fixed. If not, the problems will remain until WDI is hired to fix the issues. Unless the Magic Kingdom maintenance team can fix it.

    And no, the fans were not installed upside down. I did a test, and they did not suck in, they blew out.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Well, some people think Haunted Mansion fans suck, so....


    Anyway, great update. Glad the gremlins are being methodically exorcised.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Any word on the hands on the door in the Corridor of Doors? I don't really see a point in getting rid of those.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    No clue, I noticed that too.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Quote Originally Posted by Cmash95 View Post
    wdi exists in florida as well as california.
    WDI in California has far more superiority than Florida's own. For example. The Yeti in Expedition Everest, is from Cali's.


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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    awesome

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    WDI in California has far more superiority than Florida's own. For example. The Yeti in Expedition Everest, is from Cali's.
    What? You don't know you are talking about. The Yeti in Everest has no relation to the one in the Matterhorn.
    Goodbye, Me Bizarro is not Monkey Joe. Me Bizarro hates Disney parks so much. Hello

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    Smile Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey joe View Post
    What? You don't know you are talking about. The Yeti in Everest has no relation to the one in the Matterhorn.
    I thought they were 2nd cousins? ya know on the moms side.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey joe View Post
    What? You don't know you are talking about. The Yeti in Everest has no relation to the one in the Matterhorn.
    Um, I think they meant that the Yeti came from California's WDI, not the Matterhorn.

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    Re: Haunted Mansion Update, & What Still Needs to be Done Before WDI Leaves

    Wait, what is the ring story?
    My mind won't rest
    and I don't sleep
    Not even in my dreams...
    -"If You Ever Did Believe"
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