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“Mystic Manor” 2012

2013 saw the opening of one of Walt Disney Imagineering’s best creations of the 21st century: Mystic Manor. Located within Mystic Point in Hong Kong Disneyland, this stunning trackless dark ride is a cousin of sorts to The Haunted Mansion, bringing guests through an original storyline that ties into the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, which, for those unfamiliar, is an elaborate piece of theme park lore that spans Disney parks, bars, resorts and restaurants across the world. Guests are invited to the home of explorer Lord Henry Mystic, where they meet his mischievous monkey Albert. He meddles with Mystic’s latest artifact, unleashing mayhem and wonder within the confines of the Manor.

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DISNEY THEME PARKS → Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland

Unlike Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction and its counterparts in other Disney parks, Mystic Manor has a lighthearted, fantasy-based theme with no references to departed spirits or the afterlife, due to differences in traditional Chinese culture. Continuing the Society of Explorers and Adventurers theme of Tokyo DisneySea, Mystic Manor tells the story of Lord Henry Mystic and his monkey Albert. Having recently acquired an enchanted music box, Albert opens the box and brings everything inside the house to life. The musical score was written by Danny Elfman.

“Mystic Manor” 2010s

Hong Kong Disneyland’s debut in 2005 was met by critics and theme park fans with nothing more than a muted reception. The park opened with simply not enough to do. As part of its first major expansion plan, the park added three unique lands just outside the berm of the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad. One of these is Mystic Point, home to what is now the park’s signature attraction, Mystic Manor. A sibling of sorts to The Haunted Mansion, Mystic Manor is an elaborate trackless dark ride that takes guests into the wondrous archives of Lord Henry Mystic, a member of the Society of Adventurers and Explorers. When his curious pet monkey Albert opens a magical music box, the Manor comes to life and, naturally, madness ensues. Mystic Point, along with Grizzly Gulch, and Toy Story Playland helped beef up the attraction count in the park, but an even more ambitious expansion plan is currently underway to flesh out the park.

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