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    Walkin' through the Haunted Mansion

    Here's another question that was submitted in the Ask Lou... section of the site, but didn't necessitate a full article:

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    Question: can you really walk through the haunted mansion?

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    Nikki,

    Hi! Thank you for your question - and an excellent one at that!!

    Actually you cannot walk through the Haunted Mansion. While there are service catwalks and stairs positioned throughout the building (hidden by walls painted black), there are many places where your ride car is actually suspended over an open area. For example, when you are in the sťance scene with Madame Leota, there is actually no "floor" below you - there is a drop of about 15 feet to the floor below. So if you decided to step out of your car and try to walk over to get a closer look at Madame Leota's table, be careful - that first step is a doozy!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    Here's another question that was submitted in the Ask Lou... section of the site, but didn't necessitate a full article:

    From: nikki
    Question: can you really walk through the haunted mansion?

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    Nikki,

    Hi! Thank you for your question - and an excellent one at that!!

    Actually you cannot walk through the Haunted Mansion. While there are service catwalks and stairs positioned throughout the building (hidden by walls painted black), there are many places where your ride car is actually suspended over an open area. For example, when you are in the sťance scene with Madame Leota, there is actually no "floor" below you - there is a drop of about 15 feet to the floor below. So if you decided to step out of your car and try to walk over to get a closer look at Madame Leota's table, be careful - that first step is a doozy!!!


    Wow, that's neat. Never thought about being in the air so to speak. What is below Madame Leota then?
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    In 1991 a girl decided to get out of the DoomBuggy to scare one of her friends and she fell and got her hair caught in the track. She lost some of her scalp. A friend of mine was working there at the time.

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    Is Eddie Murphy's movie "the haunted mansion" based on this ride? Are there other rides/attractions at the park that are based specifically on movies? (besides the obvious ones of course...)

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    Yes, the HM movie is (somewhat loosely) based on this attraction, although the mansion and its location are more akin to the DL HM (southern mansion).

    Actually, there have been other movies based on existing WDW/DL attractions:

    The Country Bears Movie
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Coming Summer 2005 - Lou's Frontierland Adventures

    And of course, there are plenty of other attractions based on movies, such as:

    Peter Pan
    Mr. Toad (R.I.P.)
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Snow White
    Star Tours
    Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
    ... can you name the others???
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    How about
    ...The teacups (Alice in Wonderland)
    ...Splash Mountain (Song of the South)
    ...Magic Carpets of Agrabah (Aladdin)
    ...Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Dumbo)
    ...Cinderella's Castle (Cinderella)
    ...Stitch's Great Escape (Lilo & Stitch/Stitch the Movie)
    ...20,000 Leagues under the Sea (RIP)
    ...Ariel's Grotto (Little Mermaid)
    I'm sure I've missed some too.
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    Voyage of the Little Mermaid...

    More....???
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    Does Muppetvision count?

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    Festival of the Lion King
    Dinosaur (sort of, since it was first Countdown to Extinction, then changed when the movie came out)
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    Jungle Cruise was inspired by the Hepburn/Bogart movie African Queen
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    Actually, the Jungle Cruise was inspired by the 1955 Disney True-Life Adventures documentary "The African Lion," which was set in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and follows a family of lions through the changing seasons. This film provided the inspiration for Walt Disney and his Imagineers to create the Jungle Cruise.

    The 27-foot long boats used in the attraction, however, were modeled after the motion picture "The African Queen," starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn

    So I guess it counts anyway
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    Wow. Many more than I was even thinking.

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