It goes without saying that Walt Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” is a classic attraction known around the world. So when the folks at Walt Disney Imagineering decides to tinker with its formula, a lot of people get worried. I think WDI understands some of the fuss and have thus been extra forthcoming on exactly what has gone into making these changes.
Here’s the second video they’ve released:
I’m impressed with what Imagineering has done with the new hitch hiking ghost scene. To me it’s a perfect example of taking technology that is available today and using it to plus an attraction in a way that does not detract from the story line at all. I’m not that impressed with the interactive queue area. I feel it has multiple flaws, not the least of which is it exists outside the story of the mansion. So, you win some and you lose some, but overall the attraction is going in the right direction. Cory Doctorow has nothing to worry about.
Previously: Part one on the interactive queue.