Enjoy a Ride on the Haunted Mansion … Presented By ResortTV1!

Routinely voted – by you! – as one of our very favorite Magic Kingdom attractions, the Haunted Mansion has been scaring Guests since Walt Disney World’s Opening Day – October 1, 1971!

News Alert: Our “Infamous” Favorite Attractions Polls Kick-Off in December!

Let’s see a show of hands … who, out there, makes it a point to experience this iconic ride on each and every visit to The World?  I thought so!  How about this … who misses the Mansion right this very minute?  Just as I expected!

Well, put your anxieties at ease, my friends.  Thanks to Josh and Jenna at ResortTV1, you can take a ride today!  In high quality audio and video, please enjoy the full experience by clicking on the picture below!

Four Parks, One World? Four Parks, ONE Day!

In case you missed all of last Saturday’s “shenanigans”.  Here it is … all in ONE place.

We woke up with a challenge on our minds.  We had never tried to tackle all four WDW parks in one day.

So, we sketched out a very loosely-defined plan and took off for the TTC.  A tram ride from the Simba section and a shivering journey on a ferry later, we were in “The Kingdom”!

Here are those links …

The only thing we haven’t shared, as yet, is our “brunch” at Gaston’s Tavern.  That will come soon.  It was our first visit … other than a serving of LeFou’s Brew some time ago.

After we returned from “orbit”, it was time to …

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“Four Park” Flash Report! – The Mansion

Note to file … if you make FastPass+ reservations for Haunted Mansion, make sure you pick the right Guest names. My son isn’t here. My wife is. Sheesh!

It’s hard to keep the posts up with the pace we’re flying through the Magic Kingdom, folks. I’ve got more coming.

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What a “Mystic” Question!

Did you take a shot at yesterday’s trivia?

I know we don’t often venture off Walt Disney World’s property, but one of the things I have wanted to do for a long time now is to sprinkle a taste of Disney’s other parks into our ‘diets’.  Why?  To educate myself as well as you, to be honest.

Anyway, back to yesterday … if your answer was “Mystic Manor”, then you were right on target!  For those of you who did, you must already know a little bit about Hong Kong Disneyland!  Congratulations!

Mystic Manor

“Mystic Manor is a dark ride attraction in the Mystic Point section of Hong Kong Disneyland.”  It “… tells the story of Lord Henry Mystic and his monkey Albert. Having recently acquired an enchanted music box, Albert opens the box and brings everything inside the house to life.”  So says Wikipedia!

Mystic Manor was opened a little less than a year ago, on May 17, 2013, and “… has no ghosts like the other mansions.”  Why is this, you ask?  It is a courtesy to the “… different views on death and spirits in Chinese culture.”

It’s already well-acclaimed as, “[i]n November 2013, Mystic Manor received the Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction from the Themed Entertainment Association.  Wow!

See you tomorrow, my friends!  Thanks for playing trivia!

Trivia! Haunted Houses Everywhere?

Good morning!  Or, good afternoon … if you’re visiting us later in the day.  You know what we haven’t done in a long time?  Played a nice round of trivia!

I was trying to decide what would be a great topic to tackle when I got a comment on our recently-completed poll.  In it, one of our friends was extolling the virtues of Disney’s Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion.

Hitchhiking Ghosts

My simple response to our reader’s words?  Yes, we elected Food & Wine as our favorite WDW attraction.  Yes, Haunted Mansion was our former “champion”.  Yes, the “house of haunts” is a fantastic attraction in its own right.

So, let me ask you this … did you know that WDW’s “den” of “Grim Grinning Ghosts” has a bunch of “sister” attractions?  Of course, you do!

Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland all have versions of the attraction.

I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time.  Let’s go off WDW property for a minute and answer this … Hong Kong Disneyland’s residence of “ghouls” was opened just last year.  But, it’s not called “Haunted Mansion”.  It’s called _______________.