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Phantom Manor

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

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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.

Reviews

Better than its sister attractions in other Disneyland(s). Story seems to be darker and more correlated to the surrounding area, e.g. Big Thunder Mountain ranch. When I visited in September 2015, the attraction looked rather outdated, though, so some refurbishment would be nice.
Much better than the Haunted Mansion.
I may prefer a stateside Haunted Mansion, but this ride is still fun and has a noticeable story.
Much better than Haunted Mansion. LOVE IT!
Much darker than the Disney World version with which I am most familiar, Phantom Manor is a fantastic haunted house ride. It retains many of the elements with which US visitors are familiar but takes it one step further with the Phantom character. It's a little disappointing that the introduction in the stretching room is completely in French - we had to look up the story afterwards to completely understand what was going on - but got the gist from the scenes in the ride. The only issues were the number of elements not working and the numerous stops.


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