Comments for Video Update: Hitchhiking Ghosts Animatronics Replaced By Computer-generated Projections


  1. Westcoast Brian


  2. John Pokojny

    That cannot possibly be complete. I am sure there is more to come.

  3. Coby Stump

    Yes these projections are…

    Only for now
    For now discomfort
    Only for now
    For now there’s friendship
    Only for noooowww
    Foooor Noooow
    Only fooor nooow!

  4. PAUL

    i think they will make that scene more interactive by having it where the ghost you see sit with you also will talk to that person in there doom buggie.so each person can have a ghost actually talk to you.if they can do this it will make a classic dark ride more interactive and even better.

  5. PAUL

    haunted mansion is and always will be a classic dark ride to me.and this ride is a good memory to me.cause of when my grandparents used to take me to disneyworld that would be one of the attractions we would go on first.before any other ride there.so haunted mansion brings back a good memory to me.

  6. Spanky

    ugh..I am actually torn about this as I do CG stuff for a living. Having DISNEY animators do interactive elements could be stellar , but I also love animatronics. Don’t need to constantly repair the CG stuff though, and you could switch it overnight by replacing the footage. tough call for me, especially if they keep the look and essence of the design…..

  7. Folks DO realize that sitting still and observing something is still an interactive experience, right? Only it’s your mind, your imagination, your inner child, your WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT that’s doing the interacting. Everything needn’t have the in-your-face, touch-me-I’m-tactile, “Listen ma, it electronically garbled my name!”-quality of a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant for kids to enjoy it.

  8. Ub Avery

    Sorry, to break it to you guys, but these changes are probably permanent. Disney wouldn’t spend all the money to animate these guys unless they were permanent. If you look at the ghost they are clearly hitchhiking in the wrong direction. I bet they are going to rear project the same animation behind the mirrors. If you swap between front and rear projection you will get a mirror image, thus the ghosts would be hitching in the right direction again. I doubt interactivity has anything to do with this, one LCD projector and a scrim is simply cheaper to maintain than a conveyer belt of heads on sticks.

    1. Ricky Brigante

      You’re probably right. But the effect will not remain as it is now. So in that sense it is temporary. The scene is bland with the projections on black screens, but once combined with guests’ reflections it could prove to be a much more interesting effect than before.

      Likewise, I’m the tableaux featuring all 3 ghosts standing next to each other will ultimately feature a full set, not just a projection on a black screen. If the same projection is placed inside the scene via a Pepper’s Ghost effect (or scrim), then it will be far more convincing and enjoyable.

      For now, it’s a bit bizarre.

    2. @dave diznee

      hey, we’ve placed ezra, phineas, and gus back in the mansion, they were out for a “make under” so now thay should be ready for another eternity!

  9. Doc

    Your home is filled with Christmas Love…I see one of Pottery Barns initial ornaments from a few years back on you tree…I have those too, I LOVED them!Thanks for sharing it with us,,imlesSSusie

  10. Those are pretty…and the pie sounds delicious–I have to be gluten free–but I could make it without a crust. I will have to try this at some point. I hope to get some fresh apples this coming week in the mountains of NC…hope hope!

  11. This: “That, my dear, is the purpose of rest. Not to boost yourself up so that you can accomplish more tomorrow.” is eye opening for me, because this is exactly WHY I rest – so I’ll have the energy to get it all done. What if I rested just for resting’s sake? How fulfilled would I be then?You always give me something to think about Karly – thank you! And Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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