|October 31, 2016|
Is the Haunted Mansion in Disney World really Haunted. - Yes!
Cast members will talk about how the Haunted Mansion ride will mysteriously shut down. Anytime the ride has a malfunction they are required to record the incident. That would be an interesting log to review to see if there are any particular patterns that have cause ride stoppage.
I have been in the Haunted Mansion a couple of times where as something odd would happen. I have ridden on the ride many times to know the difference between a ride stoppage and when it feels that something doesn't seem right.
One time I was in the stretching room and all activity stopped after the lighting went off. It was completely dark and silent. About 15 seconds later the lights would go on, and then the main door open.
The cast member was quick to get everyone out of the room. I looked back and saw him talking on the radio. That particular stretching room wasn't used again for the remaining part of the day.
I have been in the Haunted Mansion enough times to experience a Doom Buggies stoppage. The stoppage is usually done to help a guest load or unload.
I actually look forward to the stoppage, as I'll try to get a good picture of the library or the graveyard. The ride moves too quickly to get the camera to take a nice night shot. However, I usually get stuck in a weird place - such as the area before the hallway or exiting the attic. I don't get an opportunity to take a cool Haunted Mansion ride photo.
Something different happened on the ride in November 2015. The ride came to a complete stop right before the Doom Buggy exits the graveyard. This was a longer stoppage than normal, as the cast member kept announcing over the speaker system that they were looking into the issue. I had plenty of time to get some pictures.
The total stoppage was roughly 2 minutes. While in the graveyard, I could see people taking flash pictures.
If you want to take decent ride photos you need the right opportunity and the right equipment. Using a cell phone camera is not your best option.
If you have a DSLR or a Bridge, here are some suggested camera settings for various areas of the Haunted Mansion. This is based on successful pictures that other people have taken.
|Place||Aperture||Exposure Time||ISO||Focal Length|
|Dinning Room||f/1.4||1/60||3200||30 mm|
The iPhone 7, the latest and greatest has these as max settings:
|iPhone 7||f/2.2||Exposure Control||24mm|
The Nixon D7100 seems to be the most popular camera that has captured the best photos
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