Sunday, December 26, 2010
Haunted Mansion Refurb
I know this is a bit older as a rumor, but i was wondering what the thoughts are on the refurbishment on the Haunted Mansion queue area. From what I hear it is an interactive refurb adding more elements, or different elements to the graveyard outside, as well as making it more wheelchair accessible. Personally I think this is major mistake. Obviously the accessibility is important and needed, pleas do not misunderstand me. But this idea of making this queue interactive and changing some classic effects like the Imagineer tombstones outside the entrance is completely and utterly misguided.
First of all, how long is the line there really to begin with? most times you walk right into the parlor scene anyway. Also, why change something that has been there since day one? I fear some of the upper management at Disney Parks may not be for nostalgia and thus want to see the parks "updated." Part of the Disney draw is that it is different, but it still makes you feel the way you did when you were a child. Somethings will never change and people love that about WDW. I fear this is the beginning of the change of the classic aspects of the parks.