Comments for Should Disney Remove Hanging Body Scene from Haunted Mansion?


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    How about NO? If we’re changing everything because ONE person gets “offended” then Disney Parks are going to become a cesspool of boredom.

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      Darth Updates

      Rather than remove it, perhaps Disney could take a completely different approach that satisfies old schoolers by not removing the gag while at the same time fits the wishes of those who want change…

      After the Ghost Host says, “There’s always MY way out…,” he can pause, take a deep breath and continue, “…And as I learned, this difficult, lonely decision affected those who cared the most about me. Come with us now to learn how a single choice can change the lives of so many.”

      And then the entire ride after that could be re-themed to a compassionate and sensitive approach to the subject matter.

      It would definitely help if they could find somebody who can imitate Robin William’s voice to do this new narrative.

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      They kind of already are.

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    This is pretty much what I expected. Give the PC police Splash Mountain and nothing is safe. The PC Police hate about everything. I expect Woody to suffer their wrath soon. Sure his holster is empty but it shows he once had a gun. Won’t be acceptable to them.

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      I’m never one to change things in Disney especially for just the sake of PC but I have thought this needs to be removed for a while. It makes me uncomfortable and teases suicide.

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        So don’t go on the ride? And leave the ride for fans of story and mystery. You can mind the bags.

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        It’s a trigger. A classmate hung herself in middle school. She was successful.

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          only the strong survive. sorry.

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        Dave kearney

        This is getting silly now theres nothing wrong with said scene its actualy in the movie! Pc brigade ahaim what happend to free speach land of the free ? Heres a crazy idea if it offends u dont go back simple why should our lives be run by those who want to edit our lives our history etc you can pull apart any film tv show and find issues to complain about recent disney included these are ment for our enjoyment if you didnt like it thats not our fault why should it be be changed to suit you ? We had this in the 90s ow its back its pathetic update tweak make it relevent to keep fresh but not rewrite or remodle because someone got offended seriously what kind of a world are we headed for its a haunted house ghosts dead people are they going to stop horror noghts ? No its sad people with nothing better to do picking out issues that arnt there please disney let common sense prevail here stop pandering to the few and grow a pair your the parent not them lay down the law if they dont like stay away simple

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        Then DON’T GO!

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      Leave it alone until now I did not even notice that there was such a thing in the ride. My wife and I have been there over and over since 1976 and never noticed it. So just because some people say jump should we all say how high. No also watch out next they will want to change Chip and Dale because one nose is red and the other black. Can’t people just leave ssome thing go.

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        Cathy Ferrelli

        I agree! I felt kind of goofy as I never looked up – just thought when he said “there is always my way” that he meant going thru the ride, lol!

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        Omg I thought I was the only one that’s never seen this and I been on the rude many times , so I don’t think it’s a problem I’ve asked many people and they to have never noticed it , maybe we are all having to much fun to see the small details, I guess some people are just overly sensitive

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      Don’t forget they got their way with Pirates too. 😠 If this keeps up, there will be nothing left.

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        Tammy Engel

        No ride in the parks will be safe, the millennials will have their way, and soon enough there will be nothing left of the past at all. Disney used to be my happy place, and Pirates used to be my fave ride – before those PC changes… I’m glad my kids got to enjoy the parks while they were still worth going to.

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          Peter Brown

          No. Not sorry… it’s a “Haunted Mansion”, implicitly involving the macabre and, gasp, DEATH! The parasol wire walker WILL be eaten! The bottommost businessman will DIE in the quicksand! The dynamite WILL … and etcetera. What next? Remove the hag from Snow White’s Scary Adventures? Take Captain Hook out of Pan? Harold is trying to grab and EAT bobsled riders in the Matterhorn! Let’s see… what ELSE might bother someone? Headhunters? Hungry Jaguars? Pirates? Evil Alien Warlords (Zurg)? Weasels spraying dip at insuspecting riders? A violently upset Red Queen screaming “Off with her…”? I know you get the idea. You can find SOMETHING that SOMEONE will be bothered by in every ‘entertainment’ on this planet (except “it’s a small world”) can’t you. Grow up and give the majority of us some credit.

          I repeat … NO!

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    I’ve never been a real comfortable scene fo me. One of my friends had her teenage son take his life by hanging. For some of us this is a very real, sad part of our life.

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      Sorry about your friend’s son. maybe you shouldn’t ride it if it bothers you. Not fair to wreck 51 years of history because you are bothered. The handful of people who this bothers should just home.

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      Your comment is absurd. If we are to remove everything that triggers each person we will be living in a giant white box, actually the box may be black….

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    Ghosts are a real part of life too. Let’s close all the Disney attractions. I’m sure there are people out there that are offended by something about each and every one of the rides. Maybe Walt had a distant relative that was a slave owner. Let’s crucify and shame the Disney family too!

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      Oh my God.. get a life people. If all you have to is find fault where there clearly is none, you have far too much time on your hands

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    For cripes sake, I believe people are literally looking for things to “cancel” because they like feeling empowered. If it triggers you, don’t go in. The world does not exist to validate your every feeling

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      Like #MeToo after Harvey Weinstein, and the statue-toppers after the Confederate ones, once a PC “Cancel-cause” starts smelling the limelight and thinks it has a chance to trend, there’s a Publish-or-Perish need to come up with bigger, splashier and more deliberately unreasonable windmills to tilt at as an “encore”–
      To keep their name hot in the discussions, and avoid looking like a “One-hit wonder” that would fade out into obscurity faster than you can say “Occupy Wall Street”.

      That’s the point where most once-noble causes just start becoming danged attention-hungry public trolls.

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        Andrew Stansall

        No, for heavens sake leave things alone. The world wouldn’t exist if everyone was offended by something! Crikey whatever next, Eeyore having depression ?? ( ..and no I’m not making fun of depression before anyone is offended! I suffer from it myself!) Disney is one place I can go to escape, it’s magical, please leave it alone. The haunted mansion is fabulous, the hanging scene is a quick fix shock effect and it does just that. It’s only seen in a lightning flash. I also know someone who hanged themselves, but this does not offend me it’s not Disney’s fault!
        I understand this is all open for debate but really??

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      How about we just closed Disneyland all together? If this ever happens I am done with Disney forever. How about the crybabies just stay home?

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    Rich A.

    Yes, it should be changed and all the people with white privilege should have no say in anything, as soon as you can figure out who they are

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    Even if you could see that the guy is white, in what alternate universe would you think this even REMOTELY has to do with lynchings?
    Folks, this is why we were against Tiana Mountain in the first place: If you give a Mouse a cookie…

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    As culture changes, Disney does as well. It is a simple change to remove it. It is a chance to add a new gag to it.

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      No. This is a ridiculous statement. As a former victim of depression and suicide survivor, I am offended that anyone would even want to remove this scene.

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        Ok, as someone who also has depression and attempted suicide (not sure why you think that mattered), I completely see the reasonable argument to change

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          Ken, is there anything you don’t want to change? I’d be miserable if I was offended by as much as you are.

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    Absolutely not! That particular moment happens for literally half a second, and is a real blink and you miss it moment. Suicide is not nice, and those who have been affected, my heart will always go out to them, but what about seeing it as someone who had been hanged for committing a crime. Madame Leota is a disembodied head in a glass ball, might as well get rid of her since someone may be offended that is distantly related to Marie Antoinette or one of Henry VIII’s wives. It is Disney’s version of a ghost train where it isn’t scary, but shows that even in death you can enjoy yourself as one of the 999 spirits living in the mansion. I could list a thousand things that offend me about Disney attractions that take the mick or stereotype gay people, but I don’t because I take it with a pinch of salt.

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    Isnt it bad enough that the lights are sometimes on brighter???? Some people do not even know that master gracey is hanging there only true faces even look up the other loons are screaming and knocking you over to get on the ride like your all not going to the same spot!

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      Leave it alone.. I bet this was brought up by a millennial who is offended by their own shadow. Leave the classics alone, please. If you are offended by a ride you probably have bigger issues you should be dealing with. I get the depression and suicide part of things but they are not promoting that in that scene. I feel like before long everything will be erased from the parks. Anything classic will be tossed in the garbage. Just ridiculous

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    No…leave it and get a life…what a bunch of whinng babies…such is life… pretty soon there will be no reason to go to Disney… take note…the sissies can go somewhere else…like a cry room

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      Absolutely! Love it or leave it.

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    Jack Wolfe

    Leave the scene as is. It’s a taunt, daring the guests to venture further in. When you base the narrative of an experience like the Haunted Mansion on the fanciful notion of ghosts and ghouls, any notion of “propiety” gets chucked out the (attic) window. Lean into the absurdity. Indulge in the macabre. Lighten up and live a little as the dead entertain you.

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    Even is it did offend someone or make them uncomfortable, people’s attention spans have become so short that I’m sure they’ve stopped thinking about it as soon as the door opens. “Oh look, here we go!”

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    Darth Updates

    Disney needs to double down and add MORE hanging corpses!

    They could add one hanging character from each attraction they’ve shuttered. We could have a hanging Mr. Toad, a Captain Nemo, Brer Rabbit, Stitch, a lunar astronaut, a Mars astronaut, Mike Fink, his keel boat, a puppet Simba, a blue and white castle, the whole cast of the Mickey Mouse Revue, etc…

    Think how much fun it would be then, like, oh, oh, I remember that!

    And the ghost voice could be all, “That’s right… it was suicide getting rid of those attractions!!! MWUHAHAHAAHA!!”

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      I like your humor! I think I that would be so funny. Good job! Seem there are a lot of people who need to lighten up and just have more fun.

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    It’s a haunted house! It’s supposed to have some moments that are disturbing or scary even if the overall experience is meant to be fun. I hope Disney doesn’t cave to pressure on an over-reaction like this. Splash Mountain never should have been themed to Song of the South in the first place – changing that is righting an old wrong. Changing this would just be removing a part of what makes the Haunted Mansion “haunted”.

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    Lauren W.

    Sure. Let someone else make decisions for you. Let the world be “sanitized for your protection.” Then you can live in the land of rainbows and unicorns, where nothing bad ever happens. OR…we can get back to reality and give people the choice to go or not go on a theme park ride, all “triggers” considered.

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    Lisa C.

    Absolutely not. The jump scare is there for a very important reason and it is supposed to be disturbing. If people can’t handle sudden scares and gallows humor they are going to have problems with the rest of the ride and Disney wants them to bail out before they get on the doom buggies. Get rid of it and you have panicking kids disrupting everybody’s experience when they throw a fit mid-ride.

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    are you this desperate for clicks? maybe you should remove stupidity from your site and not worry about what Disney does with rides.

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    How long have you been writing articles for this page? You call yourself a Dis-nerd and all of a sudden this bothers you because it’s the cool thing everyone is doing?

    Grow up and realize this is the story. Master Ed Gracey was caucasian and was tormented by the mansion. Thus his ending. Has nothing to do with the topic of today. Yes, it’s a morbid topic, but it is a haunted house.

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    NO!! Leave Disney alone!!! It’s a show, everyone knows it’s not real, it’s been like that for years!!! Everyone is all of a sudden sensitive?! NO! STOP!! People need to get over themselves!!!

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    All the gay merchandise is offensive to some but it won’t be removed. Leave it alone. Disney is never going to please 100 percent and needs to stop trying to.

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    Dang, I thought I was a disney freak but reading these people comments makes me glad I am not a pathetic one.

    Everyone saying “it’s a split second” so then why the donald duck do you actually care so much if Disney removes it? Or do you need to make sure to “stick it to PC culture” (while wearing mouse ears because you’re so E D G Y)

    Grow the heck up! Maybe get a damn life outside of Disney so you can stop being so “offended” by a company that owes you nothing thinking of making minor changes to a ride. Bunch of babies.

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    Jose H Alcala

    It doesn’t need to be changed. No need. No.

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    It’s not for the plain white community to decide. Why not have a panel with people of color and see what they decide? If they don’t mind it, then leave it but if they see it as traumatizing then remove it. Simple.

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    Short answer: no

    Long answer: HELL NO!!!

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      Jennifer Heidel

      As the Beetles sang, “Let It Be.”

      It’s nothing more than a jump scare and a mild one at that. Most other ‘Haunted’ attractions are far worse.

      Lots of blood, multiple dead bodies, (yes, sometimes the are hanging, wrapped in plastic but but hanging nont the less.) Possible Satanic worship
      is also an option as are Inquisition like dungeons, torture, and of course live actors, in many cases, doing their best to scare one witless. This ALWAYS includes having someone running around with a chain saw after people.
      If folks are going to be offended by a not even half a minute jump scare at a Disney park these other attractions best watch out as they’ll be next. As would Universal’s Halloween Horror nights and any other amusement part that has a similar event.

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    Nooo! Leave it alone!

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    Steph Santiago

    NOOOO!!! STOP IT!!!

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    No no no no no no… If the depiction of death is not acceptable then the graveyard scene should go too. How about the coffin scene? It’s supposed to be spooky and scary. Leave it alone!

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    Yes. Just remove the hanging person and leave the rest of the scene the same. Nobody will care and parents won’t have to explain to young children what they just saw. The bride that decapitates her husbands is also disturbing.

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    As a survivor of suicide loss I can absolutely see why someone could feel this way! The haunted mansion is my all time favorite ride and after losing my cousin to suicide it became very hard for me to enjoy the ride. I absolutely agree that this could be removed without changing anything else. I mean after all Disneyland changes it to Jack for Halloween time!

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    People jump off bridges too. Are we going to get rid of all bridges? Hmm a little hard to drive now right.

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    Well, let’s see, we should remove the water from the Rivers of America because slaves were transported on the Mississippi River 200 years ago, we should remove Churros because that’s cultural appropriation, we should remove Autopia because the cars are powered by internal combustion engines that emit greenhouse gasses, and while we’re at it, let’s remove Frontierland entirely because American women weren’t allowed to vote during that period of history.

    Will this nonsense ever stop? I think some people won’t be happy until all history and storytelling have been removed from Disneyland and it becomes just a giant coaster park without giant coasters.

    Seriously folks, every person has had traumas in their lives. Some of us just choose to work through them and move on rather than declaring ourselves victims, dwelling on the traumas, and then trying to sanitize the world of any references to those traumas.

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    No leave it alone. That is my favorite ride at MK and if you don’t want to look up than don’t. I had issues with depression and suicide and I never even thought about it making light of that. You want to improve the special effects fine but this is intended to make it spooky and as for lynchings….. I’m no historian but I took African American history and this isn’t typical of how hangings or lynching was conducted. So that’s a stretch. I wish people would stop over analyzing what is a fun and spooky ride. It’s meant to tease you and give a fear of anticipation.

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    Lisa Yetman

    REALLY?? I vote NO on this one! First Disney is changing Splash Mountain, then we hear that “someone” doesn’t think the Native Americans in Peter Pan’s Flight should be portrayed as they are, and now Haunted Mansion?? Come on, folks – these and other attractions were not meant to harm any particular group – they were all associated with Disney animated films …in other words, fantastical settings! What will Disney be forced to change next? Where will it all stop?? I know Walt never wanted things to remain static, but in today’s PC world things are changing too rapidly to keep up with. What group will claim unfair treatment in an attraction next that Disney will be forced to knuckle under and have to change? Or will it be a film, or Cruise Ship, etc. that someone isn’t happy with? Growing up with Disney and having learned firsthand from my parents, I certainly feel for those people being treated unfairly, should have a voice – and I agree that we need to get along better. But this is going a bit too far.

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    leave it be!!

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      Amy Hahn

      Personally I would love to see it gone. My son died by suicide and seeing a hanging body reminds me of finding him hanging from a tree in our backyard. I like Haunted Mansion but haven’t ridden it recently because of that. I’m not the PC police, offended by everything. I think Splash Mountain should stay the way it is. But suicide is a sensitive topic. For those who don’t want to change it, will the ride really be that different without that? Are you really screaming so loudly and indignantly about changing something so little?

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        You know the scene is coming and you still look up?

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    HM FAN

    No leave it, hey snowflakes, put yr big boy pants on and get over it. If you dont like it, dont ride it, you probably cant afford to go to disney anyway, stop the madness

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    Geez……what’s next to be canceled, Halloween?????

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    connie williams

    Absolutely NO! Suicide is part of reality. Haunting is a part of this ride. Do not like the scene don’t ride it. “Parents won’t have to explain it to their children” was one remark. OMGosh, maybe that is what is wrong with this generation right now enough parents from my generation didn’t explain history and reality to their kids now they think everything needs to change to fit their whimpy soft skin. Leave the rides alone. Leave the statues alone. LEAVE HISTORY alone. Just learn from it all and don’t make the same mistakes someone else before “you” did and life can be happy and rosey for “you”. Yes, I’m white I have LOTS of black friends and some family NONE of us want to see Song of the South removed from Splash Mountain either but our voices were not heard just the louder cry babies. That movie is a great one and a favorite one of mine. Uncle Remus is a fantastic character in a true to life situation that happened 100 years ago why dishonor what he brought the kids? Just because it takes place in an era of sadness does his part of happiness need to be disgraced and removed? Ridiculous! All this stuff about changing History do it the right way; don’t let it repeat itself like the hair styles and clothing. Wait long enough bellbottoms will be coming back in style. Teach History. Talk about how wrong it is to keep anyone in “slavery” just like it is wrong to keep your spouse in “your” control be a husband or wife. Teach the kids right from wrong not “do as I say; not as I do”. Don’t want your kids being bullied? Teach them not to be one either. Don’t want your kids to be made fun of? Teach them not to make fun of others. What comes around goes around. Learn to be happy how about teaching that? Life happened. You don’t like a statue that is already in place then come up with a reason to put one “you” aren’t offended by right next to it but you don’t; you can’t remove History and what happened (to people that aren’t even alive any longer) so learn from it and move forward! Life is too short to spend time here miserably. Enjoy it!

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      Well said.

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      Good points Connie!

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    Kevin Wayman

    Absolutely not! It’s a haunted house!!!!!! The hanging person doesn’t promote suicide. Stop trying to change things around and let them be!

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    Stacy Martin

    It is about suicide. Leave it alone. If you don’t like it then don’t ride.

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    NO!!!!!!! You hardly see for more that a minute. I for one am tired of people taking to change rides and take my freedom away! I should have more say in my life than others. If you go on the ride you made a choice for you! When I ride a ride I made a choice for me. A family member has a fear of heights so we take all the ride in the air out,like space mountain?

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    If you are offended by this scene then DON’T RIDE THE RIDE!!
    Stop picking apart EVERY attraction at Disney because YOU are offended or TRIGGERED.

    It’s the Haunted Freakin’ Mansion! NOT the tea cup ride!

    Good lord. Grow a pair!

    Meh. I’m triggered
    Meh. I’m offended.
    Meh. That’s offensive.

    I swear some people spend their entire lives asking,
    “How can I be offended today?”

    Seriously. Get out of your parents basement and stop ruining the darn world!

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    It will NEVER stop! The story is of the man hanging himself. Racial? How is that racial? He is a white man, haunted houses are supposed to be scary. What’s next? The Princess and the Pea because there are disabled people that might be offended because they can’t climb that high? I’m disabled but rewriting everything we know is wrong! We make mistakes and should learn from our mistakes but by changing everything this world will not eliminate history.

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    For Pete’s sake people! Lighten up. What is wrong with people? This is an amusement park. Go have fun. Leave your problems at the gate! Don’t look for things to be offended at. Just go and enjoy yourselves. And, let everyone else enjoy themselves also.

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    I don’t see a hanging corpse as the main problem here. It’s the narrative drawing the listeners to conclude suicide is an acceptable way-out from your problems. Too many have lost their loved ones by suicide and it’s unnecessary for Disney to make light of suicide just to create that “wow” moment in the opening dialog. The narrative should change and in a few years no one will know the difference. The ride will always remain a classic.

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    Next it’ll be taking out the two guys In the picture frames shooting guns at each other

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    If you don’t like it don’t ride it. It’s not about lynching. Not everything evolves around racism. And if if it’s just too scary for you then dont ride it. Quit trying to change Disney.

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    I think it should stay and Disney should start being the “leader” of a company they claim to be and STOP giving in to EVERY little complaint from offended individuals. It’s one thing to update but to change due to things being labeled as “offensive” to a small population of society is ridiculous. What’s next, tearing down Walt’s statues at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom b/c someone found out his 5th generation ancestors owned slaves or supported segregation or something?
    STOP changing history and altering Walt’s creations and vision. You’ve already decided to change Splash Mountain so leave the Haunted Mansion alone.

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    There’s a reason for “the hanged corpse” so leave it alone, please (Phantom Manor does a better job of showing who’s responsible).

    You can take Constance out of the Attic, though (bring back Version 2 – transparent with red beating heart – and get rid of this Kardashian inspired opportunist!)

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    Richard Andrus

    They are buckling to much pressure from a few individuals this is a democracy why listen to a few and not the more of the other disney patrons

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    I’ve been going to Disneyland most of my life. I’m a senior and I went there as a teenager because it was considered a safe place to hang out and have fun. Now, people are expecting anything and everything that bothers them to be removed or changed. Basically, all the fun and excitement is being drained from the Happiest Place on Earth. That means the happiness will be drained soon, too. I have not had an easy life but I don’t go through life expecting everyone else on the planet to accommodate my needs or hang ups. They are my challenges and I learn each day how to deal with them and let others live their lives without expecting them to jump through hoops just for me. No one is teaching youth that there will be things they will struggle with and need to overcome. We are trying to make a soft cushy world for them to live in and not teaching them how to be strong in the face of adversity. If you don’t like a ride, don’t ride it. I used to love riding roller coasters but as I’ve aged, I can no longer ride them. Still, I get a great deal of pleasure watching kids riding, screaming, and laughing while they ride it. It’s not just about me and it’s not just about you.

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    I posted this on Facebook years ago when they were making changes to Pirates about being worried about it being politically correct as it seemed someone committing suicide was much worse then what was happening in Pirates. Basically got no response from much of anyone, so decided no one cared and it was a dead issue (sorry for the pun). But seeing all the replies you got here guess people do have an opinion.

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    Why have classic attractions to ruin them???
    Keep things the way they are stop listen to 10 people whose family is scared and everyone whose felt like mansion is home for yrs!!!!! If anything is disturbing is psycho ax lady and all the original stories (not the new rewritten dumb stuff) those would make anyone ask what those wdi were on…. anyway point is whats with getting rid of things that make no sense its like AEC that scared 10people kid but still has a petition online to bring it back bc stitch really was that awesome… yea okay!

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    Ruth Reames


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    I swear another one of these pc changes and I am done renewing my pass. I’m over it. I put so much money into Disney. I can understand updating things because they are outdated or no longer popular. But why cave to the pc police over and over again? Before anyone says anything, I am a person of color. I took no issue with Splash Mountain. I loved the ride. Also, seems foolish to theme it on a property that flopped. It’s a safe bet because it’s a water ride and will rely on that for traction. But it’s dumb.

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    Stan P

    Unfortunately, you can see Disney trying hard to pander to whatever the current PC crowd is squawking about at the moment. Walt’s dream is dead with the current management and all we have left are the spineless people running the show into the ground.

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    Jose Jr

    No ,some things need to be left alone and it is a haunted house, if you don’t like it then don’t go on the ride ,it’s your choice

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