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Phantom Manor refurbishment
« on: September 29, 2016, 11:47:20 AM »
News broke out today of a rumoured Phantom Manor refurbishment. According to DisneyKindOfDay, Phantom Manor will be refurbished completely, inside and out, after the 25th anniversary.

Needless to say, I'm both excited and somewhat anxious of the fate of my beloved attraction. The ride deserves a long overdue update, but I hope they don't mess with the current storyline.

What are your thoughts, would you like a storyline similar to the Haunted Mansions to replace the tragic Ravenswood legend?

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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 11:55:50 AM »
Noooo! Leave the story as it is, yes it would be nice to see some more obvious links to Thunder Mountain for younger guests but the story itself is great...why change it.
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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 01:25:14 PM »
I think they should put Darth Vader and Spiderman in there. And Mickey Mouse.
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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 01:41:48 PM »
I really hope they keep the story. I love that frontierland is all so linked.

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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 01:49:56 PM »
Ooh I love this ride. I'm excited to see it get some love and attention that it deserves however, I love how it is at the moment so I hope they don't mess with it too much. A little TLC is definitely welcomed though.
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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 02:11:40 PM »
Spruce it up where needed, add the Hatbox Ghost and leave it as it is. No need for silly additions *cough* like Pirates *cough*


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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 02:34:50 PM »
Well, the Hatbox Ghost is not related to the current storyline, what they could do though is use the same technology on a Phantom animatronic.

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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 04:06:57 PM »
Phantom Manor is in my opinion, the best attraction at DLP.

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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2016, 04:29:02 PM »
They need to put more of the ghosts  (like the dancing ghosts) in and take out all that rubbish at the end like the skeleton dog. I really enjoy the front bit of the ride but then it gets silly.
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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2016, 06:47:07 PM »
I don't know, the sillyness sort of counterbalances the macabre-ness of the rest of the attraction.



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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2016, 09:31:46 PM »
The story line needs to stay as it it is. It just needs a spruce up and for the lights to be turned up a bit in places where it's too dark to see details.
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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 09:44:30 AM »
They need to keep the story line intact, the link with the rest of Thunder Messa is a real plus. I'd just like to see some of the tired old effects updated, like the new projection of Peter Pan at the start of Peter Pan's Flight. That would really add to some of the ghosts we see flying around. I'd also like to see the moment where we pick up a hitch hiking ghost turned into a photo spot.
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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2016, 01:48:30 PM »
Yes a photo op here would be a great addition. Maybe something a bit more exciting as a backdrop than a grey wall tho!
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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 11:28:05 PM »
I don't know if I'm remembering this from years ago or from  the US disney parks but I'm sure the 'hitchhiking ghosts'  used to be different from Doonbuggy to doonbuggy alrh7ght I noticed they were the same all along the buggys

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Re: Phantom Manor refurbishment
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 11:53:06 PM »
They have different ghosts at WDW - Phineas, Ezra and another one!

They also swap people's heads around in the reflecting glass.
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