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Phantom Manor reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Phantom Manor, a dark ride in Frontierland at Disneyland Paris.

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Posted: August 12, 2008

The French Version of the Haunted Mansion, but with a dark twist. Melanie Ravenwood's groom has been killed by a mysterious Phantom, who is believed to be Melanie's father. Melanie waits eagerly for her beloved to return, as Madame Leota's deranged and macabre ghosts wreak havoc throughout the once-majestic estate. As Melanie ages, the Phantom's work is seen throughout the town of Ravenwood. In the end, Melanie is reunited with her beloved by escaping the only way she knows of,death, as we narrowly escape the clutches of the evil Phantom, who is desperate for companionship in his undead abode. As we escape the Crypt, we hear the bride call after us " Come back, come back! Im just dying of loneliness. Hurry back! Hurry back! If you'd like to join us, make final arrangements now. Hurry Back! Hurry back!" and we hear the deranged laugh of the Phantom. We hurry out of the gloomy darkness, and back into the night, knowing the secrets of the Manor, and hoping never to return.

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10/10 What is more then likely the last of Disney's classic spook house quartet, (if Mystic Manor has taught us anything) Phantom Manor is likely the darkest and most realistic of them all. The facade alone is about as good as any "Haunted House" can get, with a music box tinkling away in a rotting Gazebo, and the echos of parties long since past lingering in the wind. Inside, the "Phantom" welcomes us to join him in the "boundless realm of the supernatural" while his daughter; the forlorn bride, Melanie Ravenswood; attempts in vain to find her missing finance whom has been hung in the rafters by her own father. Phantom Manor takes the classic tune from the Haunted Mansion, "Grim Grinning Ghosts" and turns it into a lush orchestral score that better fits the more cinematic storyline. A ghoulish ghost town from hell replaces the graveyard finale found in the other three. This is one you don't want to miss. - Mike Brilhart

Phantom Manor is an amazing attraction, taking the classic Haunted Mansion and flipping it on its head. It's much more of a scary attraction than the classic Mansion, but not overly intense. All in all, while it is great, I can't give it a 10 since it left me wanting to ride the original Mansion. - Sean Huckel

Just like the one in any of the other Disney Parks, this one is great! The fa├žade in this one wins though! Always a great laugh. 9/10 - D H

Disney's Haunted mansions are rarely surpassed by any other Haunted Houses I've seen in other parks. This ride is always a highlight of my visit to any of the Disney parks. The one Paris has a great exterior estate with overgrown gardens and hidden tombstones. You can see that beauty once lived there... - Ty Wijnans

With the newer narration in French, I felt a little lost in the storyline but that's not their fault of course. I did feel the ride through the old Western town seemed not at the quality level I'm used to seeing on the Haunted Mansion. The exterior is absolutely gorgeous, however, and was more of a highlight than the ride itself. - Barry Wallace

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