History Franchise / TheHauntedMansion

24th Oct '16 12:49:45 PM dmcreif
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** Each of the Haunted Mansions starts with a "stretching room," where the walls seem to stretch. In the Disneyland and Disneyland Paris versions of the ride, the effect is achieved by lowering the floor and raising the ceiling. The scene has a practical purpose though, as it lowers guests from park level to an underground passageway containing the changing portraits corridor. This underground passageway takes guests under the park railroad and over to the actual ride, which takes place in a giant warehouse show building hidden from within the park by foliage.
** In 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.

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** Each of the Haunted Mansions starts with a "stretching room," where the walls seem to stretch. stretch, causing seemingly innocent portraits to expand and reveal more morbid details. In the Disneyland and Disneyland Paris versions of the ride, the room is in fact a disguised elevator. The effect is achieved by lowering the floor and raising the ceiling. The scene has a practical purpose though, as it lowers guests from park level to an underground passageway containing the changing portraits corridor. This underground passageway takes guests under the park railroad and over to the actual ride, which takes place in a giant warehouse show separate building hidden from within the park by foliage.
** In Tokyo Disneyland and the Florida version, Magic Kingdom, 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.



** The organist is a shout-out to the 1925 film adaptation of ''[[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 The Phantom of the Opera]]''.

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** The phantom organist is a shout-out to the 1925 film adaptation of ''[[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 The Phantom of the Opera]]''.



** The opera singers are a visual pun on ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', and the fact that they're placed very near the end of the ride means "It's not over until the fat lady sings."
** The Grand Ballroom scene contains a ghost of Caesar, as in "Great Caesar's ghost!"
%% * TheVoice: The Ghost Host.

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** The ghost opera singers are a visual pun on ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', and the fact that they're placed very near the end of the ride means "It's not over until the fat lady sings."
** The Grand Ballroom scene contains a ghost of Caesar, as in Caesar. You know, "Great Caesar's ghost!"
%% * TheVoice: The Ghost Host.


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* WorseWithContext: The stretching room portraits. They all start out seemingly innocent, but then the portraits stretch revealing a morbid detail not visible at first.
**Take for instance, Phantom Manor's portraits: Melanie having a picnic with her fiance....as ants, along with a rattlesnake, scorpion, spider and beetle raid their food; Melanie holding a parasol....in a boat....about to go over a waterfall; Melanie picking roses.....from above a tombstone....from which a zombie skeleton is emerging; or Melanie stepping through a stream.....as a water monster reaches for her foot.
3rd Oct '16 10:20:37 PM Averagemoe
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* ArcNumber: Actually more like a numerical EasterEgg, the chandelier in the Disneyland foyer has 6 branches, each branch has 6 candles, and each candle has [[NumberOfTheBeast 6]] crystals hanging under it.


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* ArcNumber: Actually more like a numerical EasterEgg, the chandelier in the Disneyland foyer has 6 branches, each branch has 6 candles, and each candle has [[NumberOfTheBeast 6]] crystals hanging under it.
3rd Oct '16 10:20:03 PM Averagemoe
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* ArcNumber: Actually more like a numerical EasterEgg, the chandelier in the Disneyland foyer has 6 branches, each branch has 6 candles, and each candle has [[NumberOfTheBeast 6]] crystals hanging under it.
2nd Oct '16 9:34:40 PM Brandon
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** Those more familiar with the attic's current incarnation, will likely be taken aback if they look up old videos of the ride pre-2001...
30th Sep '16 2:03:56 PM BrdwayRokr16
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**Not a wiki, but the fansite [[http://www.doombuggies.com/ Doombuggies]] has compiled a lot of history and trivia on the ride, so much so that's it's almost amassed it's own fandom.
27th Sep '16 8:43:39 AM 8BrickMario
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* ItKindaLooksLikeAFace: This is used everywhere in the attraction to create pareidolia paranoia. The most obvious example is the monster-face wallpaper in the Corridor of Doors, but even the "normal" wallpapers preceding it can be easily twisted into monstrous visages, and the architectural details of the Mansion hide faces everywhere.

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* ItKindaLooksLikeAFace: ItKindOfLooksLikeAFace: This is used everywhere in the attraction to create pareidolia paranoia. The most obvious example is the monster-face wallpaper in the Corridor of Doors, but even the "normal" wallpapers preceding it can be easily twisted into monstrous visages, and the architectural details of the Mansion hide faces everywhere.
27th Sep '16 8:09:43 AM 8BrickMario
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* ItKindaLooksLikeAFace: This is used everywhere in the attraction to create pareidolia paranoia. The most obvious example is the monster-face wallpaper in the Corridor of Doors, but even the "normal" wallpapers preceding it can be easily twisted into monstrous visages, and the architectural details of the Mansion hide faces everywhere.
26th Sep '16 6:06:15 PM MrNickelodeon
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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).

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* CanonWelding: ''Phantom Manor'' at Disneyland Paris is subject to this as it and ''Big ''[[Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad Big Thunder Mountain'' Mountain]]'' share the same backstory, which is tied in with the rest of Frontierland (themed as a mining town called Thunder Mesa).
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.
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