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Haunted Mansion Restaurant

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by EasyRover, May 1, 2017.

  1. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    I really must emphasize that if WDW is all you are familiar with. A trip to Disneyland is really worth looking into. It will change the way you see the parks.
     
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    Agree. My wife and I went last October for our anniversary. It was different. My wife didn't care for it nearly as much as I did. Personally, I loved it. The "blessing of size" gets old to me. I loved being able to just walk everywhere.
     
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    If WDW has "The Blessing Of Size" Disneyland has "The Blessing Of Quality and Detail"...WDW has been lacking in these.
     
  4. Bocabear

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    Maybe they could update the xit area and move Captain Culpepper and the Speak To The Dearly Departed crypt over on that side... the Book case game crypt thing just needs to disappear...far too plasticy looking. I wish the organ and bas reliefs looked like aged bronze...and again less resin looking... it really cheapens it.
     
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  5. George

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    Correct. This is why I purchased 802 acres of land in rural Indiana and painstakingly construct each new attraction after watching online videos. I can then experience the attraction without making the trip and my opinion is completely valid. I even hire locals to stand in line and make the new attraction area more crowded...I'll have up to 4 attractions at once before I tear one down. I should post some pics. I think I did better with the floating mountains than all those so called experts employed by Disney.
     
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    Whose saying that? The point is you cant truly grasp whats going on unless you experience first hand, do you disagree with that? I wouldn't comment on how the parks in Disneyland look or are run because I have never been there and my opinion would be uneducated.
     
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    Oh the interactive queue: such an ugly, boorish, expensive yet cheap-looking addition that only distracts and diminishes from the outward aesthetic of the mansion. So much filler. I still can't wrap my noggin around why WDI thought it was needed in the first place. And worse, why it was done so poorly. Moving those crypts to the exit would certainly help. Heck the Cpatain Culpepper tomb should just as well be placed nearer the Liberty Square docks. Or better still, in a dedicated HM themed bathroom. The Speak to the Dearly Departed crypt should just be removed entirely. The rest of the interactive elements somewhat work but they just look cheap, toy-like. Of course, it doesn't help that they lack the realism of stone, as you mentioned. I agree that moving most of this to the exit would be preferable. At least there it would better fit the ride's narrative, the progression from spooky to kooky. If they can do this to the mansion it makes me very worried about the restaurant.
     
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    To put it in movie terms, DL is "The Shop Around The Corner." WDW is "Fox Books."
     
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  9. larryz

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    I think WDW knew they were going to have HORRENDOUS stand-by lines, and added the interactive queue to try and placate the long-suffering guests to keep them from marching en masse to Customer Service (after stopping in the gift shops to buy pitchforks and hot tar) demanding restitution for having to stand in line for such a long time.
     
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    Funny thing is, prior to Faspass Plus, there really weren't bad lines...
     
  11. HMF

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    All three crypts violate the logic of the show and must be removed.
     
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    It was a solution to a problem THEY invented. HM does not need Fastpass and trying to force it in only creates more problems.
     
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    WDI didn't think it was needed, Management did.
     
  14. HMF

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    At the very least if they screw up the restaurant. They won't force you to go in.
     
  15. Bairstow

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    Park attendence grew substantially during the same time. Considering that the ride is an omnimover I think that's the bigger factor.
     
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    You speak for WDI now?
     
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    ........and youre on this forum for what reason??????
     
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    I think this idea the best
     
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  19. HMF

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    WDI does what management tells it to. It is much closer to Disney Consumer Products than it is to WED Enterprises these days.
     
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    I would accept it only if the three crypts from PLQ disappear as part of the deal.
     

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