History Franchise / TheHauntedMansion

15th Jul '17 9:25:02 PM tropeminer
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** The foyer, where a [[NightmareFuel slow funeral dirge version]] of ''Grim, Grinning Ghosts'' plays, is much eerier. Unlike the ballroom scene, where the organ is in plain view, the source of the foyer music is left up to the guest's imagination.
16th Jun '17 4:27:28 PM 8BrickMario
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* MeaningfulEcho: The ride begins and ends with discussion on ghostly activity. At the beginning, it's an ominous monologue about frightening hauntings ("When hinges creak in doorless chambers..."); at the end it's a song about the partying antics the spirits get up to ("When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake..")

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* MeaningfulEcho: The ride [[BookEnds begins and ends ends]] with discussion on ghostly activity. At the beginning, it's an ominous monologue about frightening hauntings ("When hinges creak in doorless chambers..."); at the end it's a song about the partying antics the spirits get up to ("When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake..")
3rd Jun '17 9:33:37 PM 8BrickMario
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* SpecialEffectsEvolution: Evident in several updates of the ride, including the "floating Leota", Constance, and the updated Hatbox Ghost.

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* SourceMusic: The ride has a diegetic soundtrack, to include music without breaking the idea that you're actually in real life exploring a creepy old house. The dirge in the Foyer? It's being played far away on the only organ in the house, seen later in the Grand Ballroom. The Bridal Chorus in the Attic? Why, there's a shadow playing the piano in the corner (A similar ghostly pianist provides mood music before the Corridor of Doors in the WDW Mansion and Phantom Manor.) The graveyard jamboree needs no explanation. Phantom Manor averts this on the whole, though, opting for a cinematic experience rather than a firsthand eyewitness feel, and Mystic Manor plays with it- while playing instruments are only present in the first scene, the magical dust that brings it all to life is produced by a music box, and may account for the continued presence of music in the rest of the ride.
* SpecialEffectsEvolution: Evident in several updates of the ride, including the "floating Leota", Constance, Constance (and her own update with a new projection for WDW), and the updated Hatbox Ghost.



* StylisticSuck: While nobody can deny that the Mansion's got impressive flair, all of the effects are deliberately kept simple and as low-tech as possible, to replicate the feel of Victorian - era magic shows and effects. This arguably works in the ride's favor, as this contributes to the old haunted house feel, which becomes more effective the longer it's running.

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* StylisticSuck: While nobody can deny that the Mansion's got impressive flair, flair and tricky illusions, all of the effects are deliberately kept simple and as low-tech as possible, to replicate the feel of Victorian - era Victorian-era magic shows and effects.shows. This arguably works in the ride's favor, as this contributes to the old haunted house feel, which becomes more effective the longer it's running.
3rd Jun '17 9:10:21 PM 8BrickMario
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* StylisticSuck: While nobody can deny that the Mansion's got impressive flair, all of the effects are deliberately kept simple and as low-tech as possible, to replicate the feel of Victorian - era magic shows and effects. This arguably works in the ride's favor, as this contributes to the old haunted house feel, which becomes more effective the longer it's running.
3rd Jun '17 9:03:46 PM 8BrickMario
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* BilingualBonus: WDW's gift shop, Memento Mori, is named after a Latin phrase that means "remember that you will die", and it plays on the English word "memento", which can be defined, "souvenir".

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* BilingualBonus: WDW's gift shop, Memento Mori, is named after a Latin phrase that means "remember that you will die", and it plays on the English word "memento", which can be defined, defined as "souvenir".
9th May '17 4:51:24 PM monkeypizzasonic
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* TheArtifact: The heartbat in the Attic soundtrack no longer made sense after Constance. Originally, it was associated with the mournful Bride character who had a visible glowing heartbeat, but ever since she was replaced by the murderous Constance, it doesn't seem so appropriate. The Disneyland Mansion dropped it altogether sometime before reinstating the Hatbox Ghost.

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* TheArtifact: The heartbat heartbeat in the Attic soundtrack no longer made sense after Constance. Originally, it was associated with the mournful Bride character who had a visible glowing heartbeat, but ever since she was replaced by the murderous Constance, it doesn't seem so appropriate. The Disneyland Mansion dropped it altogether sometime before reinstating the Hatbox Ghost.
27th Apr '17 11:20:03 AM S123
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* DefangedHorrors: The rode starts off scary, with frustrated invisible spirits trapped within the workings of the house, but once they materialize, the audience sees that the ghosts are just there to have fun.

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* DefangedHorrors: The rode ride starts off scary, with frustrated invisible spirits trapped within the workings of the house, but once they materialize, the audience sees that the ghosts are just there to have fun.
2nd Apr '17 6:55:38 PM Brandon
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** The animatronic raven was originally going to be the "narrator" of the ride, which ended up being much better implemented with the "Ghost Host" being piped in through the Doom Buggy's individual speakers. The ravens, however, are still situated throughout the ride, flapping and beaking as if they were saying something, possibly because it looks creepy.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcW6k5gDsoY According to ride engineer Tony Baxter]], the idea of the raven being the narrator was likely abandoned due to the hired voice actor giving a ''very'' poor line reading of the dialogue.

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** The animatronic raven was originally going to be the "narrator" of the ride, which ended up being much better implemented with the "Ghost Host" being piped in through the Doom Buggy's individual speakers. The ravens, however, are still situated throughout the ride, flapping and beaking as if they were saying something, possibly because it looks creepy.
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creepy. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcW6k5gDsoY According to ride engineer Tony Baxter]], the idea of the raven being the narrator was likely abandoned due to the hired voice actor giving a ''very'' poor line reading of the dialogue.
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