History Franchise / TheHauntedMansion

27th Aug '16 6:32:36 PM dmcreif
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* ArcWelding: Disneyland Paris's Phantom Manor is weld into the backstory of Frontierland and Big Thunder Mountain
5th Aug '16 12:30:21 PM dmcreif
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* BiggerOnTheInside: The mansion's exterior, in all versions, couldn't possibly contain the long, winding passages of the separate show building.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: The mansion's exterior, in all versions, couldn't possibly contain the long, winding passages of one sees on the separate ride. The ride actually takes place in a giant warehouse-style show building.building, hidden from within the park by trees and other scenery.



* ChristmasEpisode: During the holidays, the Disneyland version of the Mansion gets decorated up in a ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' meets Haunted Mansion theme. The Tokyo Disneyland version gets a similar treatment.

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* CanonWelding: ''Phantom Manor'' at Disneyland Paris is subject to this as it and ''Big Thunder Mountain'' share the same backstory, which is tied in with the rest of Frontierland (themed as a mining town called Thunder Mesa).
* ChristmasEpisode: During the holidays, the Disneyland version and Tokyo Disneyland versions of the Mansion gets get decorated up in a ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' meets Haunted Mansion theme. The Tokyo Disneyland version gets a similar treatment.theme.



* DancesAndBalls: The big party scene in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion.

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* DancesAndBalls: The big party scene in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion.ballroom scene.
3rd Aug '16 2:07:53 PM dmcreif
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* CreepyTwins: Wellington and Forsythia Dread of the WDW Mansion's new queue extension.

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* CreepyTwins: Wellington and Forsythia Dread of the WDW Mansion's Florida version's new queue extension.



* CulturalTranslation:

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* CulturalTranslation:CulturalTranslation: One thing you'll notice is that no two versions of the ride are the same. For instance, the external mansion visible from within the park (the actual ride itself, in all versions, takes place in a giant warehouse hidden from sight by trees) differs from park to park, and each version is situated in a different land depending on what park you're at. For example:



** The French, meanwhile, have a thing for the American Old West, and so Phantom Manor is in Frontierland. As a result, the backstory and setpieces are changed to reflect the setting, which includes replacing the graveyard sequence from the other rides with a trip into a literal ghost town.

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** The French, meanwhile, have a thing for the American Old West, and so Phantom Manor is in Frontierland. As a result, the backstory and setpieces are changed to reflect the setting, setting (Phantom Manor's backstory is incidentally tied in with Big Thunder Mountain), which includes replacing the graveyard sequence from the other rides with a trip into a literal ghost town.



** The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion's exterior was designed to be gothic and angular to send a better message about the scariness of the ride, since there were complaints that the Disneyland Mansion facade (a southern New Orleans plantation house) fooled parents into thinking that it was suitable for very young children, but it scared them too much, prompting a redesigned building for WDW.

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** The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion's exterior was designed to be gothic and angular to send a better message about the scariness of the ride, since there were complaints that the Disneyland Mansion facade (a southern New Orleans plantation house) house facade used for the Disneyland Mansion fooled parents into thinking that it was suitable for very young children, but it scared them too much, prompting a redesigned building for WDW.


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** Phantom Manor's mansion facade is clearly based on the Bates' residence from ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
20th Jul '16 4:27:54 PM dmcreif
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** From the TurnOfTheMillennium onward, the Anaheim and Tokyo parks give the original version of the ride a special Christmas-season overlay each year: Haunted Mansion Holiday, in which [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington and company]] have decked it out for the Yuletide.
* '''Disneyland Paris''' has the DarkerAndEdgier Phantom Manor located in Frontierland, in which a malevolent phantom torments a widow into old age.

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** From the TurnOfTheMillennium [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000]] onward, the Anaheim and Tokyo parks give the original version of the ride a special Christmas-season overlay each year: Haunted Mansion Holiday, in which [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington and company]] have decked it out for the Yuletide.
* '''Disneyland Paris''' has the a DarkerAndEdgier Phantom Manor version of the ride known as ''Phantom Manor'', located in Frontierland, in which a malevolent phantom torments a widow into old age.



** 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.

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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.something, possibly because it looks creepy.



* EarlyBirdCameo: The Haunted Mansion facade building just sat around in New Orleans Square for a few years before the attraction opened. The only sign something was brewing was an advertisement on the door asking for ghosts to apply for residency.
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* EarlyBirdCameo: The Haunted Mansion facade building In Disneyland, the plantation house representing the exterior of the mansion just sat around in New Orleans Square for a few years before the attraction opened. The only sign something was brewing was an advertisement on the door asking for ghosts to apply for residency.
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** The California and Paris versions are actually this in the stretching portrait room. That's because the scene is used to lower guests to an underground passageway (the changing portraits corridor, which goes underneath the park railroad) that moves guests to the actual ride, which takes place in a giant warehouse show building hidden behind the park berm.
** In Tokyo Disneyland and the Florida version, where there was more room, the ride takes place at the same level as the main mansion. Since the show building and mansion are on the same level, the stretching room is not an elevator, but the effect is achieved simply by raising the ceiling.

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** The California Each of the Haunted Mansions starts with a "stretching room," where the walls seem to stretch. In the Disneyland and Disneyland Paris versions are actually this in of the stretching portrait room. That's because ride, the effect is achieved by lowering the floor and raising the ceiling. The scene is used to lower has a practical purpose though, as it lowers guests from park level to an underground passageway (the containing the changing portraits corridor, which goes underneath corridor. This underground passageway takes guests under the park railroad) that moves guests railroad and over to the actual ride, which takes place in a giant warehouse show building hidden behind from within the park berm.
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Tokyo Disneyland and the Florida version, where there was more room, the loading area for the ride takes place at the same level as the main mansion. Since the show building and the visible mansion are on the same level, the stretching room is not an elevator, but the effect is achieved simply by raising the ceiling.
18th Jul '16 6:18:53 PM dmcreif
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** In Disneyland, the Haunted Mansion is located in New Orleans Square, and thus the exterior mansion has the appearance of a plantation house.
** In Walt Disney World, the Haunted Mansion has a Gothic appearance to its mansion, owing to the location in Liberty Square.



** The French, meanwhile, have a thing for the American Old West, and so Phantom Manor is in Frontierland. To that end, its backstory and setpieces are changed to reflect its setting, including the climactic dip into a literal ghost town.
** Chinese culture has immense respect for ghosts and ancestry, which means that Hong Kong's Mystic Manor doesn't include any spirits. Instead, it's located near Adventureland and owned by AdventurerArchaeologist Lord Mystic, whose artefacts come to life thanks to an enchanted music box.

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** The French, meanwhile, have a thing for the American Old West, and so Phantom Manor is in Frontierland. To that end, its As a result, the backstory and setpieces are changed to reflect its the setting, including which includes replacing the climactic dip graveyard sequence from the other rides with a trip into a literal ghost town.
** Chinese culture has immense respect for ghosts and ancestry, which means that Hong Kong's Mystic Manor doesn't include any spirits. Instead, it's located near Adventureland and owned by AdventurerArchaeologist [[AdventurerArchaeologist Lord Mystic, Mystic]], whose artefacts come to life thanks to an enchanted music box.



** The Disneyland version is actually this in the stretching portrait room, as is the Paris version. The stretching room also serves the double purpose of providing a scene, and also lowering riders to an underground passageway (the changing portraits corridor, which goes underneath the park railroad) that guests use to get to the ride, which takes place in a show building hidden behind the park berm.

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** The Disneyland version is California and Paris versions are actually this in the stretching portrait room, as is room. That's because the Paris version. The stretching room also serves the double purpose of providing a scene, and also lowering riders scene is used to lower guests to an underground passageway (the changing portraits corridor, which goes underneath the park railroad) that moves guests use to get to the actual ride, which takes place in a giant warehouse show building hidden behind the park berm.



* RRatedOpening: Downplayed, but the WDW Haunted Mansion has a much scarier exterior in response to complaints that the Disneyland Mansion misled parents into thinking the relatively frightening attraction was fine for kids of young ages.

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* RRatedOpening: Downplayed, but the WDW Haunted Mansion has a much scarier Walt Disney World version's Gothic exterior was done in response to complaints that the plantation house used for the Disneyland Mansion mansion misled parents into thinking the relatively frightening attraction was fine for kids of young ages.
27th May '16 12:23:26 PM 8BrickMario
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* RRatedOpening: Downplayed, but the WDW Haunted Mansion has a much scarier exterior in response to complaints that the Disneyland Mansion misled parents into thinking the relatively frightening attraction was fine for kids of young ages.
15th May '16 12:57:40 PM 8BrickMario
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* MythologyGag: Disney Parks' "Attractionistas" dolls includes the [[http://cdn.s7.disneystore.com/is/image/DisneyShopping/7512055890012?$yetidetail$ HM doll Gracey]], named for the alleged character named on the tombstone/the Imagineer who helped to create the ride.
14th May '16 5:35:33 AM tropeminer
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* EveryoneIsRelated: George Hightower, one of Constance Hatchaway's many former husbands and victims (seen on the tombstone in her gallery portrait), is a relative of Harrison Hightower III, the owner of Hotel Hightower from the Japanese version of the ''[[Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror Tower of Terror]]''.



* LongRunner: The mansion's been housing spirits from all over the world since 1969.

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* LongRunner: The original mansion's been housing spirits from all over the world since 1969.
9th May '16 12:11:02 AM tropeminer
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* NoAntagonist: There doesn't really seem to be a "villain" per se even though the a majority of the spirits appear to be malevolent.

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* NoAntagonist: There In the classic rides, there doesn't really seem to be a "villain" per se even though the a majority of the spirits appear to be malevolent.
9th May '16 12:07:46 AM tropeminer
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* LongRunner: The mansion's been housing spirits from all over the world since 1969.
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