In the end it came down to two popular Disney attractions – Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion and Epcot’s Soarin’. Both are wonderful rides in their own right and have plenty of fans. Haunted Mansion goes back to the time of Walt while Soarin’ is a newer addition (especially with the most recent changes!). But my readers voted ad we have a winner. Disney in your Day’s favorite Disney attraction is…
The Haunted Mansion! In what is probably not much of a surprise, the Haunted Mansion is our winner by a pretty good margin. It got 73% of the vote, while Soarin’ received 27%. Haunted Mansion is the type of ride that is a bit of a “cult favorite” – the people that love it, love it hard. But it’s pretty deserving of that love. Even if you’re not in the Haunted Mansion cult, most people can still appreciate the awesomeness of this ride.
There are so many amazing details hidden with this attraction. The special effects were incredible for their time and remain impressive today. I think one of the most intriguing things about the Haunted Mansion is the stories that surround it. The “plot” or story of the ride is not truly revealed during the ride. There are lots of little things about it that are known, things you can pick up, and plenty of speculation. But the Haunted Mansion went through so many different versions in development that it kind of ended up with bits and pieces of everything. I think it’s fascinating to see all of the different things that went into it.
I will be honest though, and say that while I definitely enjoy the Haunted Mansion, I myself voted for Soarin’. I love to travel and see new places, and there is nothing like that feeling of being up in the air and looking down at some of the wonders of the world. It’s unique and I love it.
But my heart will always truly belong to Splash Mountain and Kilimanjaro Safaris. If it was my personal bracket, those would be my top 2!
What is your all time favorite Disney attraction? Is it the Haunted Mansion, or something else?