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  • #38883
    Tikiman
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    #66586
    bookbinder3
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    Here’s the paragraph with the Elfman mention:

    Hong Kong Disneyland is expanding and they will be adding a Toy Story Playland, Grizzly Gulch, and Mystic Manor. Speaking of cultural differences, many Chinese believe that ghosts are the spirits of their ancestors and nothing to fear. Therefore, Disney decided to make the mansion all about the supernatural. You are invited to an open house at an eccentric millionaire’s house, a crazy monkey takes over, and everything goes wrong. Danny Elfman is composing the theme music. Both Bruce and Craig felt that Hong Kong might be getting the best Haunted Mansion anywhere.

    This kind of music doesn’t usually get released does it?

    #66587
    Polindsay
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    There are attraction soundtracks, but they can be hard to find. They usually sell them at the park, or you can search through online marketplaces.

    #66588
    Weepy Donuts
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    Polindsay Wrote:


    > There are attraction soundtracks, but they can be
    > hard to find. They usually sell them at the park,
    > or you can search through online marketplaces.

    Yeah. I bought “Disney’s Haunted Mansion: Walt Disney World Forever” in 2005. As many giftshops as there are in Disney World, I could only find it at a small cart outside of the Haunted Mansion attraction.

    They have produced different versions. I believe there is a version with a hidden thirteenth track. There is also a new version which doesn’t include John Debney’s Disneyland Paris – too bad because Debney’s music is a fun listen, and it features Vincent Price’s narration.

    I would assume that Danny Elfman’s music will be made available – how limited the release, I don’t know.

    #66592
    moongirl84
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    Hey I got “Disney’s Haunted Mansion: Walt Disney World Forever” too. I bought mine at a Goodwill store but it was still wrapped and brand new. Best $3 I’ve ever spent.

    #66610
    Thor
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    Wow, Elfman is really composing music for every conceivable arena!

    #66711
    rkeaveney
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    Interview with Danny on his scoring Mystic Manor:

    http://www.timeout.com.hk/around-town/features/40541/danny-elfman.html

    #66713
    elfboy91
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    Cool interview. Although Ray Harryhausen isn’t a composer.. haha!

    It was cool to learn about his FANTASIA experience. That’s one of my all-time favorite movies and to hear he likes it too is really exciting for some reason.

    #66746
    moongirl84
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    Here’s a video.

    #66748
    rkeaveney
    Keymaster

    LOL – love the shots of Danny looking into the model.

    #66752

    Is that the actual music on the video?

    #66763
    Thor
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    Doubt that. Sounded too “simple”.

    #58333
    dr.giggles
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    I was searching for The Forbidden Zone 2 news and apparently back in April, Elfman went back to China write more music for the Disneyland ride. Huh? Think we’ll ever get to hear the current soundtrack?

    Danny won't be here for City Council ceremony making April 20 officially "Oingo Boingo Day" in Los Angeles!! Danny's…

    Posted by Richard Elfman on Monday, April 11, 2016

    #58349
    boingomusic
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    Well, you can hear it here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUSF5pflF08

    And it sounds amazing!!!!! You can hear Danny sing at 2:15 ;-)

    #58351
    Thor
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    Thanks, boingomusic! Now to find a version without sound effects…

    #99209
    rkeaveney
    Keymaster

    Disney has released a new virtual tour video of Mystic Manor with perfect audio quality (with very few sound effects.) So far this is the best way so far to experience the ride — short of attending HK Disneyland.

    #99210
    Thor
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    Thanks, Ryan. Better sound than the previous video, but still with those annoying sound effects. But it’s the best we got at the moment.

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