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    Haunted Mansion for Scaredy Cats Question

    So I have 2 girls who will probably be completely scared out of their mind by the spiel in the stretching room. I am wondering if anyone knows if you can skip that part of the attraction. I REALLY want to ride it this time since it will be my first time since the redo.

    If there is no way to bypass it, then I guess I'll just have to pay for therapy.
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    You could ask the CM before entering if you can go to the ride through the "Servants' Quarters." It is a doorway from the entryway directly to the ride vehicles. I believe it is how the CMs take wheelchair guests to the access point for them to board the Doom Buggys. Also, it is a way for CMs to get from one area of the ride to another without ruining the illusion of the stretching room by having both sets of doors open. I am not totally sure about this, so maybe someone could confirm?

    If you are nice, and explain that after they got inside your children began getting frightened you may be able to skip the stretching room.
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    If you can't get to bypass the room try a IPOD put it on them blaring and tell them to look at the floor. I use any method to divert my sons attention when I know he won't like something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicMom View Post
    You could ask the CM before entering if you can go to the ride through the "Servants' Quarters." It is a doorway from the entryway directly to the ride vehicles. I believe it is how the CMs take wheelchair guests to the access point for them to board the Doom Buggys. Also, it is a way for CMs to get from one area of the ride to another without ruining the illusion of the stretching room by having both sets of doors open. I am not totally sure about this, so maybe someone could confirm?
    The servants quarters takes you directly to the room with the "aging portrait". We have used it on many occasions. I don't think there is a way to get directly to the front of the line
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    We went through the Servants Quarters but I believe we went into the stretching room.
    I'd just ask- I'm sure they could let you in first and let you through the entire thing and into your Doombuggy before they let anyone else in.
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    Just been on it today, to be honest the biggest problem is the idiots that insist on blinding you by taking flash photos on the ride!

    Hope you can get your kids on without the stretching room because that is the scariest part, the rest is just cute.

    Have fun whatever xxx

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    My daughter was totally scared when she first went, she was 4. Now it's her favorite ride in the whole park. What I did was had her sit next to me and I kind of explained every scene to her as we came upon it. Showed her how silly it was instead of scary. Kind of made fun of the "ghosts" that scared her the most. I think it worked for her. After a while, as we rode it, she would start making fun of the "ghosts" instead of having me do it. That was 4 years ago.
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