Post by Mrs. Nesbit on Sept 24, 2014 14:14:59 GMT -5
I was going through old threads and this one got me really curious... Does anyone know if they actually do this or not? I was in Disney last year but I didn't notice anything different about this ride other than it's wonderful revamp.
Post by Briar Rose's Dark Knight on Sept 25, 2014 21:10:15 GMT -5
Disneyland in California has done The Haunted Mansion Holiday layover for years with The Nightmare Before Christmas. It goes up in mid September and is taken down in mid January. Tokyo Disneyland also does a Nightmare Before Christmas overlay. The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has never done a holiday overlay for its Haunted Mansion.
Post by Briar Rose's Dark Knight on Sept 25, 2014 22:56:46 GMT -5
I cannot speak to the Tokyo Disneyland version as I have never experienced it. I just know that Tokyo Disneyland decorates their mansion for Christmas. I do know that Tokyo's Haunted Mansion is the same design as the Magic Kingdom's version (inspired by Edgar Allan Poe) whereas Disneyland's Haunted Mansion has a New Orleans theme to it as it is set in that parks' New Orleans Square.
For those familiar with the Haunted Mansion's famous ballroom dancing ghosts scene, Disneyland has a different gingerbread house set up on the banquet table every year. As guests go through that scene in their black Christmas sleights, the scent of gingerbread wafts through the air. This year's gingerbread house is patterned after a medieval iron maiden torture device.
While I like the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, it is not a movie that I love and adore. I watch it every couple of years or so. In recent years, Disneyland has made Jack and Sally available for meet and greets during October right outside The Haunted Mansion. The lines are often insanely long given the rarity of their appearances.
Post by Mrs. Nesbit on Sept 26, 2014 10:35:27 GMT -5
No wonder I didn't see anything when I went to Disney World last year. I think this sounds fantastic though and didn't realize that there were differences in each of the Haunted Mansion attractions at the parks. Makes me more interested in going to Disney Land some day.
Post by Briar Rose's Dark Knight on Sept 26, 2014 21:11:44 GMT -5
Not to sidetrack this thread, but the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland are very different experiences. The Magic Kingdom is vast where Disneyland is small and intimate. And don't get me started on Pirates. The Disneyland version is about 10 minutes longer with many scenes nowhere to be found in the MK version or substantially closer to you than the MK version.
The Haunted Mansions at the two parks differ in more than just architecture. There are different show scenes in each even when Disneyland's is not turned into the Haunted Mansion Holiday.