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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