One big thing that has been missing from some Disney Park attractions as of late is pre-shows. Although many offerings are beginning to return to normal, walking through The Haunted Mansion at Disney World does not feel the same without the stretching room telling you there are no windows and no doors.
The Haunted Mansion has arguably one of the best pre-shows at Disney as it really sets the mood of the attraction. Although we have yet to see the pre-show return at Disney World, once Disneyland Paris reopens on June 17, Phantom Manor will have its pre-show in full effect, just as we have seen at Disneyland.
Much like the Disney World and Disneyland version of the attraction, Phantom Manor also has a stretching room. DLP Report (@DLPReport) posted a photo of the stretching room, which now has numbers on the floor and plexiglass to separate parties.
At Phantom Manor, plexiglas dividers have been added inside the Stretch Room.
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— DLP Report (@DLPReport) June 15, 2021
It will be exciting for Disneyland Paris Guests to now ride Phantom Manor with the pre-show in effect so that Guests can once again hear the full story told as they board the attraction.
Disneyland Paris describes Phantom Manor as:
Tucked away in a corner of Frontierland stands Phantom Manor, once home to one of Thunder Mesa’s founding families. Local residents steer clear of the dilapidated house, claiming it to be haunted, but any intrepid Disneyland Park visitors who dare to enter will soon discover its terrible secrets.
The owner of the manor, Henry Ravenswood, cherished his only daughter, Melanie, who attracted the attentions of four different men… each of whom came to a mysterious and untimely end. Rumour has it that her father didn’t think any of them were good enough for his darling girl. In fact, some say he had a hand in the young men’s disappearances, but nothing has ever been proven. One thing is certain, the bride-to-be has been waiting many long years for her wedding day… and will likely wait for hundreds more!
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