Friday, January 13, 2017

The House on the Haunted Hill

It's Friday, the 13th, so I need to post something spooky.  And when it comes to Disney attractions, what is spookier than the eerie looking facade of Phantom Manor, at Disneyland Paris?  This "Psycho House"-esque building is a far cry from the stately Haunted Mansions in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Tokyo Disneyland.  Instead, it is brooding and foreboding, plainly wearing its cursed status for all to see.

And even though this may not have been what Walt would want (he famously told his Imagineers to keep the exterior pristine and let the ghosts take care of the interior), I really like this re-imagining of a classic attraction.  It makes for a darker feel, but not too dark to be un-Disney.  At least in my opinion!

Phantom Manor looms in this corner of Thunder Mesa.

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