When I was a kid, my favorite place to visit in Disneyworld was The Haunted Mansion. So I was in a nostalgic frame of mind when I sat down to watch this latest ride-turned-movie. Unfortunately, the theme park tie-in is about the only thing The Haunted Mansion has going for it. To be frank, this is a 99-minute commercial for a three-minute attraction. While Pirates of the Caribbean successfully managed to escape the constraints of its origins and provide a rousing evening's entertainment, The Haunted Mansion doesn't come close to the same level. It's dull, childish, and uninspired.
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