Tuesday, May 7, 2013

DDW Pic 616. Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion
Here is one more shot from Disneyland that falls under the "same but different" category. This is one of my favorite attractions, and I love both versions. The most obvious difference is how the mansion looks from the outside. While the Magic Kingdom version is a Hudson River Valley mansion, the original Disneyland exterior resembles more of a home you'd see in the deep south. The stretching room in the California mansion is actually an elevator that takes guests down one floor. When the doors open, guests walk through a hall that takes them under the Disneyland Railroad tracks and out to the show building. Once you board the doom buggy, most of the attraction is the same as the Magic Kingdom ride. However, Disneyland has not yet updated the technology during the hitchhiking ghost scene at the end, and there is no interactive queue prior to entering the mansion. I had a little fun in turning this into a black-and-white picture to give it a more "haunted" look.

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