1) Everyone can ride it. Now that my wife is pregnant, I'm realizing how nice it is to have stuff we can still ride together.
2) Maintenance - Splash Mountain at WDW and, to a lesser extent, Disneyland, is not being very well maintained. Haunted Mansion also has its lingering issues but overall is in better shape than splash
3) All weather enjoyment
Haunted also has the slight edge on story. Both are exceptional, but the back story created/enhanced by the fan community for Haunted exceeds Splash's movie-inspired story.
Music and visuals are a draw between the two.
This is like choosing who your favorite is between your kids!
This vote was no contest for me..HM all the way.
I have always loved HM, even though I remember it scared the heck out of me when I was two :-) It gets my vote, hands-down. Plus, I've always thought the Mansion would be the most awesome place to work at Disney 'cause you wouldn't have to paste a smile on your face all day :-P
Actually, all I remember is walking down these long, greenish-lit hallways.
And spalsh mountain is an awosome flume ride one of the bests ones and is way better than haunted mansion
Splash Mountain is a great ride and has a rich story and themeing, but its maintenance issues were so tragically apparent the last time I rode it that I actually shot an email to WDW Customer relations about it. (It and the giant hole in the earthquake scene in BTM.)
I just can't see giving this win to what a ride could possibly be and was at one point. HM has done nothing but grow and deepen in its exceptional experience.
Actually, I think Dominick may have changed his Identity again. I also notice his previous posts are gone.
And James, give Giovanny some credit. At least he spelled "awosome" correctly ;)
I love Haunted Mansion, but it doesn't have the thrill to match Splash. To me it will never be a complete attraction because it lacks that true "bang" moment, the scares are cheesy, and the upgrades are way overrated.
The drop in Splash strikes fear into my heart every time. I just wish the Haunted Mansion would be more adult like HHN. I know Disney would never do that because it's Disney. It's an awesome family attraction nonetheless.
We rode Kali River Rapids the first time last weekend and were totally blown away. Helped that there was no line, but wow what a setting and mood and I could have ridden that over and over but I was getting soaked to the core. On a hot weekday this would be the ultimate ride.