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  • Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

    Sounds like the HM @ Disneyland got a few updates recently - can't recall the specifics, but I know something was done with the bride in the attic.

    Has the MK version been updated as well, or is it slated to be?

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    Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

    From what Doombuggies are saying it looks like a no. Since WDW gets more tourists it would be hard for them to have it close for even a small period of time to get everything ready.

    That is also another reason why they don't have HMH, DL does their rehabs while they close for HMH, hence why it was easy to put in the new bride, she was already prepared.

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      Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

      Makes sense - thanks for the response!

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      • #4
        Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

        Your welcome, I was worried it may seem like a big blur.

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          Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

          At some point in the next few years they're going to have to give it a refurb. Some sections look absolutely horrible right now. It's going to need to be down for an extended time while they fix it up. Might as well add some new effects during that time as well.

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            Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

            I agree. If they can close Pirates, then they can close HM for a time. Even if they just update the speakers and fix the stretching room it would be worth it.

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              Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

              Originally posted by AlexLoup
              From what Doombuggies are saying it looks like a no. Since WDW gets more tourists it would be hard for them to have it close for even a small period of time to get everything ready.
              Which is BS. I mean tourists handle quasi regular rehabs. They handled IASW down for a whole year. They can handle a full rebuild for HM, which it drastically needs.

              This is management dragging thier feet. I don't like to rag on them...but HM and CBJ and two areas that need immediate work.

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              • #8
                Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                Someone in MK management needs to get fired. Let's see what has the MK gotten recently:

                Cinderellabration (crappy version)
                Stitch's Great Escape (A crappier AE)
                SADCT (Mediocre Parade)

                Yeah, we're getting a POTC rehab but, only because DL is getting one also. HM has needed a rehab more than POTC for a long time. MK management needs to stop spending money in crappy attractions and build upon what they already have (classics mostly). Poor HM probably won't recieve a complete refurb until the track blows. Obviously sound isn't important......
                - Horizonsfan

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                  Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                  Originally posted by geekzapoppin
                  I agree. If they can close Pirates, then they can close HM for a time. Even if they just update the speakers and fix the stretching room it would be worth it.
                  What's wrong with the streching room?

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                    Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                    Originally posted by AlexLoup
                    From what Doombuggies are saying it looks like a no. Since WDW gets more tourists it would be hard for them to have it close for even a small period of time to get everything ready.
                    Is that the reason why most MK attractions are so outdated in show technology and showmanship as opposed to their clones at other DL parks?? Because I do not believe for a moment that WDW getting a higher percentage of tourists is the real reason behind the lack of change or temporary closure. Tight budgets make more sense to me since no other DL park does it cheaper than WDW and it's current crop of managers.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                      the only way the WDW is going to get any better is to replace managment with a fresh crop who sees thing the way matt does and until that happens they will drag their feet until tourists complain about the crappy HM then maybe IGer will get off his rear and appoint someone who will bring this resort back to what it was in the 80's. and that includes the entertainment department as well.

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                        Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                        The reason DL got Mat Ouimett was because it sunk to such low levels with Pressler. Sometimes before you can move up you have to move down. Right now WDW is not in as terrible a shape as DL was. Remember maintenance was so bad at DL that a person died on an attraction!

                        I know that WDW is in bad shape, but the powers that be are proud of their cost cutting measures. Guests are not complaining enough! There is little feedback going to Disney Execs that WDW is looking very worn lately.

                        Another area of cheapness, is the lack of additions, like HM's make over. This complaint that guests are going to squawk if one attraction is down for maintenance is overly dramatic. It is an excuse that management gives for their cost savings. WDW has MANY different attractions. So one is down for maintenance. Most rational guests will understand. WDW survived OK with POTC down this month didn't it?
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                        • #13
                          Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                          There is talk of the mansion getting a new queue line and also moving the hearse to the old keelboat entrance area where Fastpass for HM was.
                          GRD999 - The Ghost Relations Dept.

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                            Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                            hmm.. improving a queue could mean other improvements on the way in the future...

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                              Re: Is the Haunted Mansion getting the same updates the DL version got?

                              Well the rumor I heard about the queue also included a gift shop being constructed at the exit ala Small World Shoppe at DL. The shop is rumored to be themed like the crypt from the HM MOVIE. I for one will be highly agitated if they build an exit gift shop that you are FORCED to walk through. Hopefully they don't remove the pet cemetary.
                              - Horizonsfan

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