Disneyland's Haunted Mansion as slasher flick
Written by Robert Niles
I loved visiting Disney theme parks when I was a kid, but it wasn't until I'd worked attractions at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom for a year that I learned there was supposed to be a story behind the Haunted Mansion.Tweet
No wonder most guests never figure it out. The narrative's as thin as the scrims upon which the dancing ghosts are projected. But Al Lutz at MiceAge details [scroll down] a Walt Disney Imagineering plan to amplify the storyline in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. And this one's straight out of a late night slasher flick.
"The biggest changes will be coming to the attic scene, as that's where the new plotline will be most evident. As it is now, the attic scene is simply a cluttered and dusty place with a ghost inexplicably dressed like a bride with that spooky beating heart. But when the additions are all installed, the bride will become a much more sinister character who has apparently been killing off all of her previous husbands. As the doombuggies pass through the attic, riders will see portraits of several dashing young gentlemen, with each portrait piled next to "the loot" that the man brought in to the marriage."
I made a few calls, and there's absolutely no truth to another rumor that the model for the new "Bride" animatronic figure will be Anna Nicole Smith.... ;-)
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