So a belated happy birthday to the Mansion:
Mansion was the one attraction I really, really wanted to work at in Walt Disney World, but never had the chance to, save a few greeter shifts. I would have loved to ham it up with that stretch room spiel.
Standard trivia, but repeated here for infrequent readers who might not know: The stretch rooms were installed so that visitors could descend in elevators to a level where they could walk under the Disneyland Railroad tracks to get to the show building, which is located on the outside of those tracks.
At Disney World, the Mansion is contained within the track perimeter, so there are no elevators. The ceiling above rises to create the same effect.
I must admit, I don't know which system is used at Disneyland Paris, but here's a picture for Mansion fans, anyway.
If you havent seen it, there is a dead man hanging from the ceiling when the lights go out in the stretch room, if there are any haunted mansion noobs here.
I will ride the haunted mansion till i die, then i will haunt the haunted mansion. When i retire i also hope to work the mansion part time.
Tokyo is almost an exact copy of WDW's
THM is my absolute favorite ride at WDW or any park for that matter. The memories and good times it brings back to me as a child and an adult with children (almost adults now) is priceless.
Walt may be gone, but his dream will always be alive and well as long as there is a Haunted Mansion.
Thank you Walt!
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P.S.-The Paris version of the Haunted Mansion(Phantom Manor) bears close resemblance to the Psycho house on the Universal backlot.