Haunted Mansion Director Reveals Ride References In The Movie

Just when you thought more ride references couldn’t fit into Disney’s new Haunted Mansion movie, director Justin Simien would regularly find room for one more among his roster of 999 happy haunts.

The director was meticulous about adapting elements from the classic rides (operating domestically at California’s Disneyland and Disney World in Florida). “You really do meet the mansion the way you would as a guest at the park,” Simien explains. “You meet it through the eyes of a new cast exploring the lore along with you.”

The film stars Rosario Dawson as a single mother who enlists the help of several paranormal experts (Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, LaKeith Stanfield) to help rid her New Orleans manor of ghosts. 

Simien elaborates on how he translated memorable scenes, characters, and even musical cues into the movie, which opened in theatres on July 28.

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Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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