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  • [Question] The new haunted mansion story?

    Sorry if I'm a little late or its already known, but I've heard that the changed bride in the haunted mansion has a new story behind it, is that true? If so I was already surprised that they even changed the bride, I cant believe they would change the story! Lol does anyone have any answers or speculations?
    Last edited by misskswann; 09-09-2009, 11:46 AM. Reason: wrote wrong
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    Re: The new haunted mansion story?

    Supposedly there'll be new updates early next year, when it reopens again after the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay is done.

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      I want to know now. Please? Haha ;]
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        ^ Me, too! Is there any chance HM will be closed down and they'll quickly put in stuff before the dinner event thing or is that a little too much Disney magic to ask for?

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          Wait...are we talking about the new bride, Constance, who was added several years ago, or about the rumored upcoming addition of the hatbox ghost?

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            Re: The new haunted mansion story?

            Originally posted by ♥disney.princess♥ View Post
            ^ Me, too! Is there any chance HM will be closed down and they'll quickly put in stuff before the dinner event thing or is that a little too much Disney magic to ask for?
            Nothing's too much for Disney! ;]

            Apparently, the Hat Box Ghost will return in January. I hear it's official...
            sigpic...After a YEAR I finally was able to figure out my password again! I'm baaack! Woohoo!(:
            Disney is my life <3
            Thank Walt for all he did! <3
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              I hope they use some Disney magic then! )

              And cool! I wonder if he'll be Constance's 6th husband.

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                Re: The new haunted mansion story?

                Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                Wait...are we talking about the new bride, Constance, who was added several years ago, or about the rumored upcoming addition of the hatbox ghost?

                Im pretty sure thats who it is.. They used to have the bride with the beating heart, but now its different, and I heard theres a new story behind it, lol, but I too am curious about the hatbox ghost! Anyone have any updates on that?
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                  Re: The new haunted mansion story?

                  Originally posted by ♥disney.princess♥ View Post
                  I hope they use some Disney magic then! )

                  And cool! I wonder if he'll be Constance's 6th husband.
                  Gee, how many is she gonna go through? )

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                  • #10
                    Re: The new haunted mansion story?

                    Well, in brief, Constance was a woman who married many men for their money and killed them all with an axe. Their portraits and various other documents are on display in the attic, and Connie herself is visible as a bluish apparition, spouting one liners like "I do...I did." Then the hatbox ghost was a ghost who was removed shortly after the attraction opened in 1969 because the gag wasn't working quite right. His head was supposed to periodically disappear from his shoulders and appear in the hatbox he was holding, and vice versa. Now he's ostensibly coming back, using 21st-century technology to make the effect convincing, and he'll presumably play the role of Constance's most recent husband.

                    As to why he looks like a cartoony skeleton and she and her other husbands looked real enough in their portraits...the world may never know.

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                    • #11
                      Re: The new haunted mansion story?

                      Theres really nothing new, the Mansion had even in its earliest inception , more of a storyline. Its kind of coming round full circle, if you ask me. Check DoomBuggies.com

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                        Originally posted by stevo505 View Post
                        Gee, how many is she gonna go through? )
                        999 I believe. She did alot of experimenting in college
                        Have you PLay'ed today?

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                        • #13
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                          I disagree. There was never much of a set storyline. It was an "experience ride" - a collection of related vignettes that provided a loose narrative that you could lose yourself in. There was never really anything more specific than the idea that you're touring a haunted house, and the ghosts are creepily having trouble manifesting, so Madame Leota says some incantations, and the ghosts start appearing, and you realize that death is just a big party. Earlier ideas featured more explicit stories, but the actual attraction never had much that was set in stone until Constance arrived on the scene.

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                            Re: The new haunted mansion story?

                            Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                            I disagree. There was never much of a set storyline. It was an "experience ride" - a collection of related vignettes that provided a loose narrative that you could lose yourself in. There was never really anything more specific than the idea that you're touring a haunted house, and the ghosts are creepily having trouble manifesting, so Madame Leota says some incantations, and the ghosts start appearing, and you realize that death is just a big party. Earlier ideas featured more explicit stories, but the actual attraction never had much that was set in stone until Constance arrived on the scene.
                            I do agree with you there, completely. In a way tho its returning more to some of the original ideas were the storyline was more etched out.

                            What opened in 1969 was somewhere between the oddity of "Museum of The Weird" and some of the more gruesome tales, like the Sea Capt, that were toyed with in the early days.

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                              Originally posted by LittleImagineer View Post
                              Nothing's too much for Disney! ;]
                              I have just one word in response to that...

                              Murphy!

                              (OK. Now on with our regularly scheduled programming...)

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