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Making films based on Disney theme park rides and attractions seems like a good idea. Sadly, Disney’s first attempts at doing this didn’t go too well with films such as Mission to Mars, Tower of Terror, and The Country Bears. Then, came the film that changed that losing streak.
After the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Disney decided to make another film based on one of its park rides. And what better ride to choose than The Haunted Mansion? I mean, having a mansion that’s haunted lends itself to so many film possibilities: story-wise, visual-wise, etc.
The Haunted Mansion is actually my FAVORITE ride at the Disney parks, so of course, I was excited for this film when I heard about it. Did it satisfy my fanboy-ness and become an instant classic like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl? Or is it just a collection of man-made trash that makes me want to be the 1000th ghost in the mansion? Let’s find out!
And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!