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    I was wondering if anybody knew the name of the song(s) that is/are played outside the mansion during the Holiday overlay.

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    I believe it is from Phantom Mannor at Disneyland Paris (if we're thinking of the same music). But I could be wrong...

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      the song is grim grinning ghosts.

      the version is from the musicbox in phantom manor at disneyland paris.

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        Which means it was arranged by American film composer John Debney, based on a theme written by Buddy Baker for the original mansion. This version is heard year-round around HMH's FastPass area, which is a small gazebo-like area off to the left of the mansion. It remains closed for most of the year, though it's possible to enter through the exit if you just want to soak in the area's wonderful ambiance. The music continues to play even though the area's closed--and honestly, I'm glad it does.

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          Originally posted by Datameister View Post
          Which means it was arranged by American film composer John Debney, based on a theme written by Buddy Baker for the original mansion. This version is heard year-round around HMH's FastPass area, which is a small gazebo-like area off to the left of the mansion. It remains closed for most of the year, though it's possible to enter through the exit if you just want to soak in the area's wonderful ambiance. The music continues to play even though the area's closed--and honestly, I'm glad it does.
          It does? I didn't know that. Why do they keep the music going? And do you get in trouble for going in there? lol.

          And do they not play Scarols any more? I haven't been to Disneyland this time of year since the seconf year HMH was open. I haven't even seen Oogie Boogie or anything. I think he's in the mansion now.
          Last edited by Madame_Leota; 11-02-2007, 10:23 AM.

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            Originally posted by Madame_Leota View Post
            And do they not play Scarols any more? I haven't been to Disneyland this time of year since the seconf year HMH was open.
            The Scarols have thankfully gone the way of Yesterland.
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              Originally posted by Madame_Leota View Post
              And do they not play Scarols any more? I haven't been to Disneyland this time of year since the seconf year HMH was open. I haven't even seen Oogie Boogie or anything. I think he's in the mansion now.
              The Scarols were removed last year. I'm not sure why, though.


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                I LIKED the SCAROLS - I wish they hadn't removed them from the queue. Here's how I get my fix: http://www.amazon.com/Disneyland-Hau...4033965&sr=8-1
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                  Aww, man, they got rid of the scarols? That sucks.
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                    I didn't really enjoy the scarols that much, but now that just the music box plays, if you are waiting in a long line it gets kind of annoying.
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                      It does? I didn't know that. Why do they keep the music going?
                      Yup. I really don't know why, but I do know that the sound carries over to the brick planter walls that people tend to sit on. That area is beautiful, relatively quiet, and nicely shaded, so guests sometimes take a break there. The music adds a nice subtle creepiness.

                      And do you get in trouble for going in there? lol.
                      I never have. I don't see why Disney should waste their time trying to punish interested guests from exploring in there. It's not a backstage area; nothing is being stored there, no CMs take breaks there, and it's an exquisitely themed area. The gates in front are closed to prevent people from going in and being confused, but if you simply go in through the exit to admire the scenery without doing anything illicit, I see nothing wrong with it. This also gives you a chance to explore the trench next to the extended queue that leads from the "chicken exit" door in one of the crypts on the side of the berm. You can see all this in my model if you'd like; check my sig for the link. Again, I certainly wouldn't approve of anyone going into these places to vandalize anything or try to break into the chicken exit or something, but if you're just there to appreciate the beauty and interestingness of it all, why not?

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                        It's funny to me that for the fastpass queue they just let it loop endlessly, but when they put it to just the music box again they basically used the loop they made for the screamalong year but without the screamalongs. So every now and then the music fades out and then fades back in again for no reason. It would seem like the obvious choice would to just let it loop endlessly without the random fadeout/fadein.

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                          The song list is as follows:

                          Up on the Housetop
                          Scary Bells
                          Over the Graveyards
                          Old Mansion Tree
                          Wreck the Halls
                          We Wish You a Scary Christmas
                          The 13 Days of Christmas
                          God Rest You Merry Grinning Ghosts
                          Nightmare Before Christmas Medley
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                            Originally posted by EmeralineDragon View Post
                            Aww, man, they got rid of the scarols? That sucks.
                            I have to agree with you. I was so disappointed after our first year of the HMH..... the Scarols weren't being played; We would get bummed while standing in line. My teenage son will not be happy to hear this news either.

                            Do they still have the words of the Scarols on display in the queue? I know they have other years when the Scarols weren't playing.
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                              Originally posted by bloodnswash View Post
                              I have to agree with you. I was so disappointed after our first year of the HMH..... the Scarols weren't being played; We would get bummed while standing in line. My teenage son will not be happy to hear this news either.

                              Do they still have the words of the Scarols on display in the queue? I know they have other years when the Scarols weren't playing.

                              No, they didn't place those scrolls up the last couple of years,
                              when they stopped playing the Scarols.

                              I would like to see the Scarols back, too.

                              There used to be more Scarols the 1st year that they
                              were introduced ~ but they mysteriously disappeared
                              during the 1st year of the HMH.
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                                The scarols were terrible and I hope to never hear them again while waiting in line for HMH. Unlesss....they get new people to record the songs. You know, actually make them sound creepy. Not annoying like they are right now.
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