Wanna park inside the newly re-Imagineered Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris? Well, here it is below. Is it as eerily charming as the original or did Tom Fitzgerald and his team ruin it by making it too much like the Disneyland Haunted Mansion?
Until I can see it in person, I will withhold full judgment. But I will say I certainly enjoyed hearing Vincent Price's narration once again, and the music is as compelling as ever!
Does it still fit within the context of Frontierland, perhaps the most immersive themed land in the most beautiful of Magic Kingdoms? Yes. That said, I do hope the next expansion of the park is led by a returning Tony Baxter. Even though he now only consults for the Walt Disney Company, he remains the ultimate living Imagineer!
Did Tom Fitzgerald set out to ruin the mansion as Tony designed it? Probably not, but there's no denying that good or bad, he could only build his version on what was already created.
Thanks to ED92 and Curious Axel for the videos!