Published: April 21, 2013 at 1:10 PMMighty impressive stuff. Any hope for the American parks getting something like this?
Published: April 21, 2013 at 1:35 PMI'm so glad you don't mention it in the sense that everyone else seems to be reporting it as the fifth Haunted Mansion. It's not "haunted" because there are no ghosts. It's an awesome stand alone attraction on it's own, but it's not a part of the group with the Haunted Mansion or Phantom Manor.
Finally, Hong Kong Disneyland has something that may make it worth visiting.
Published: April 21, 2013 at 1:38 PMThis is incredible! The more time goes on, it seems like the parks across the world are getting the more original ride concepts. I wish there were more attractions like these in the states! Ah well, it's yet another reason to visit the parks that are overseas.
Published: April 21, 2013 at 3:35 PMAMAZING! Clone it to AK!
Published: April 21, 2013 at 3:37 PMExcellent! I have all the Disney parks on my bucket list, and this makes HK even more appealing!
By the way, Antarctica is at Sea World Orlando. Not Sea World San Diego.
Published: April 21, 2013 at 8:17 PMI would like to see Mystic Point brought to Animal Kingdom. They could have it be this outpost of the explorer in the land of discovering things about animals. They could also build an Adventurers Club restaurant there so we can all once more shout Kungaloosh! I think it would be a great addition to animal kingdom. They could have a lot of mythical animals represented in the art and artifacts in the Manor. I think the connection fits.
Published: April 21, 2013 at 8:20 PMExcept for the beginning that didn't wow me, the ending sure did. The attraction isn't Haunted Mansion. It is an entirely new creation. I can see it being installed in numerous locations. People will want to see it. It is a new Radiator Springs Racer marquee attraction!!! Disney got another hit!!!
Published: April 21, 2013 at 9:12 PMWhy is an attraction in China in English?
Published: April 21, 2013 at 9:51 PMEnglish in an official language of the Hong Kong SAR (and was the only official language in Hong Kong up until 1974).
Published: April 22, 2013 at 2:42 AMI would love to see this great attraction in a US park. I agree it probably fits best in AK. Shame that Disney has yet to build a trackless ride in the states thus far when Japan, Hong Kong, and even soon Paris have one. Oh well at least sea world and Universal are bringing us cutting edge attractions!
Published: April 22, 2013 at 6:34 AMThank you so much for posting this. This attraction is right up my alley, but the chances of me making it to Hong Kong in this lifetime are slim to none. Reading articles and seeing video like this are what make the Internet such a great modern marvel. I think we take these things for granted, but we have a window to any and every place in the world. Mystic Manor looks amazing. There are homages to the Haunted Mansion, even though the concept is very different. There seems to be as much inspiration drawn from Rolly Crump's original Museum of the Weird concept as from any the Hauntion Mansion variations in the other parks.
Published: April 22, 2013 at 2:49 PMWhile a lot of people are posting that this could be a great new addition to Animal Kingdom, what about making a few tweaks and putting it in Epcot's World Showcase at the China or Japan pavilion? It hurts my heart to think how well this could have fit into Westcot...
Published: April 22, 2013 at 9:00 PMI love the whole vibe of this attraction. It's fun, whimsical, chaotic, family friendly, technologically advanced, synergistic in it's approach to executing its story using various techniques, and above all, it is an original story, not drawing from any established intellectual property or mythos. This is old school Imagineering at its best, set in our modern age. Bravo Disney, you may have me scratching my head more often than not these days, but that's only because I know you're capable of delivering such stellar, original, quality attractions. Congratulations on creating an instant classic!
PS-Albert is the new Figment. That merch will fly off the shelves!
Published: April 23, 2013 at 4:13 AMI know the ride's visuals aren't like HM, but design wise, isn't Manor to Mansion as Indy is to Dinosaur?
Published: April 23, 2013 at 8:16 AMRide looks great I had a part in building the undercarage
Published: April 23, 2013 at 7:29 PMWas the Winchester House in San Jose in some way an inspiration for the exterior?