Sunday, April 21, 2013
That's it, folks, the very first video showing the FULL Mystic Manor ride appeared on Youtube, and the video is in HD and pretty good all along. Major Warning: you will see the whole ride on the video so need to say that it's spoilers from the beginning to the end. If you intend to go to HKDL and do the ride, the best is to do NOT watch the video. You'll also find my feelings about the ride after the video.
So, from this first video what we can say is that the ride looks pretty damn' good and, for me, exactly like i thought it would be, i.e not a "haunted" house but an enchanted one with a "eerie" atmosphere, a place where each artifact becomes alive when Albert the monkey open the box that he shouldn't open.
WDI Imagineers brilliantly use special effects that we saw previously in others famous rides like the Haunted Mansion or Indiana Jones Adventure, and added smart projection effects and plenty of others, as well as a great final climax scene with an effect that, personally, i didn't see coming. The two Audio-Animatronics figure will be welcome by AAs lovers and the whole thing makes a great 5 minutes long ride which, if not as scary or frightening as the Haunted Mansion or Phantom Manor, will be enjoyable for sure by everyone, even young kids. A new classic is born, all my congrats to all Imagineers who worked on Mystic Manor!
Let me know in your comments what you think of the ride!
Video: by Hk Mr Chui