Welcome foolish mortals to the haunted mansion! Those are the words that echo the halls of the famous haunted mansion at Disneylands around the globe. I spent a good year or two researching this dark ride before riding the one in California, it has every theatre trick in the book. It's got multiple sharktooth scrim effects, key lighting, a dramatic ballroom scene, a loose story line and your narrirated throughout the ten minute ride. Why do I love this ride other than the mention above? The attention to detail is crazy amazing stupid. This ride is located in Disneyland California, Disneyworld Flordia, Disneyland Paris, and Disneyland Tokyo. The difference is the facade depending which one you are lucky enough to attend. I really want to go to the one in Paris. They have created a special score that sounds lush and this haunted attraction has more of a storyline. Click on the pictures below to visit each mansion. Also checkout www.doombuggies.com to listen to the lush score from Phantom Manor and visit each mansion in great detail. The site will even take you back stage to see how some of the tricks are done. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I even based one of my set designs, The Butler Did It, on this attraction!
Take a ride right now on Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris. You will need to click below to ride.
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"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-