I can still remember the first time I visited the HM way back in 1977. Back then the CMs would try to scare the living daylights out of you by looking into your Doom Buggy just before you entered the Mansion. I could swear that the Mansion smelled old and musty back then. I don't get that sensation now. Maybe the old smeller is not what is used to be.
I have ridden dozens of times now and it seems I see something new everytime I ride. I really like the new lightning effects at the beginning and the footsteps on the staircase to nowhere. While I love everything about the HM I wish they would not have made the seance room brighter. The black light effects are not as pronounced as they used to be. I also miss the screaming in the graveyard scene.
Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path and Oldest Active DWT/WDW Radio Member
DL: 1955* (1); WDW: 1977* (2), 1980* (2), 1985* (3), 1989* (3), 1996 (ASMu-3), 1999 (ASMo-3), 2000 (ASMu-2/PO-2), 2001 (ASMu-5), 2002 (ASMu-5), 2003 (ASMo-5), 2004* (8), 2004 (ASMo-8), 2005 (PC-10), 2006* (15), 2007* (20), 2008* (22), 2009* (26), 2010* (27), 2011* (32), 2012* (39), 2013* (36), 2013* (15), 2013* (9), 2013* (13) Total Trips/Days = 25/316