Phantom Manor Restores Debney Score Following Guest Outcry

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Phantom Manor during its closure in Feb 2019

The Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris reopened this week after a 16 month refurbishment that saw many internal enhancements and two notable audio changes. The first was a welcome change to many – the return of the Vincent Price narration.

The second was not welcomed by fans of the Parisian park. In the ballroom scene, composer John Debney’s sweeping, original orchestrated adaptation of the Haunted Mansion soundtrack was removed and replaced with the organ music from the soundtrack to the Haunted Mansion attraction from the United States. Guests who had early access to the reopened attraction during an annual pass soft opening were not impressed and they weren’t quiet about it. Continue reading