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Would Haunted Mansion have still been a walkthrough if Walt had live to see it open?

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  • [Question] Would Haunted Mansion have still been a walkthrough if Walt had live to see it open?

    I know Imagineering was toying with the idea of a higher capacity for the attraction at the time Walt was still alive.
    "Walt Disney World may have more than Disneyland, but Disneyland has quality, and quality triumphs over quantity" -DL_CRAZE
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    Re: Would Haunted Mansion have still been a walkthrough if Walt had live to see it op

    I would assume not because perhaps Walt would have been able to see the omnimover's success with ATIS in moving large amounts of people in a short amount of time and its capability of directing guests at a certain show scene.



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      Re: Would Haunted Mansion have still been a walkthrough if Walt had live to see it op

      The lessons of the NY Worlds Fair sealed Disneyland's future. (As Walt was alive to see that happen himself)

      Gone were the "walk through" ideas ... that would slow down the flow through of people.

      And with that ...

      * Edison Square .... became CoP
      * Pirate Wax Muesum walk through .. became PotC boat ride

      And it was a natural progression to do the same with the Haunted Mansion
      MY SIGNATURE:
      Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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