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Old 07-16-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Haunted Hayride changes to Haunted Carriage Ride

Looks like there will no longer be a Haunted Hayride, sad to see it go. I don't see the Carriage Ride being nearly as popular (although to be honest, the Haunted Hayride didn't exactly fill the seats either). Personally, I think this is a total ripoff, and I doubt I'll ever go on this, 60 bucks for a Haunted Carriage Ride doesn't really seem worth it, I would rather just go on the regular carriage ride. Although I guess if you had 4 adults paying it wouldn't be that bad...lol

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Haunted Carriage Rides 2008 What was once a Haunted Hayride has now become a Carriage rideRoam the woods of Fort Wilderness on your Haunted Carriage Ride while hearing the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Can accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults with 3 children ages 9 and under.
Price: $60
October 3 - 18, 2008
Rides at 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 PM
Three carriages for each ride time

October 19 - November 1, 2008
Rides at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 PM
Three carriages for each ride time

This excursion can be booked up to 90 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-PLAY
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:39 PM   #2
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We have told alot of people to just show up for the haunted wagon rides, I hope they see this. Nice find Chris.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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I am so disappointed. We were looking forward to this. We can't even do the carriage ride, because we would have to take 2. So disappointed
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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Yea, I was really looking forward to taking the DS on the hayride one day. Maybe we'll still do the carriage ride if it's around when he's old enough, just to experience it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
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Darn it that was one of my scheduled activities and now I'm going to have to schedule something else to fill that slot in my detailed planning spreadsheet.

Actually I really was planning on doing that as the boys would like it but oh well I guess we'll find something else to do.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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Hhr

We went last year on the new revised HHR and it was not good...we felt we wasted our money so I'm not heartbroken....I'm sure we will still have lots of fun without it but its a shame they stopped the old one!!!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:05 PM   #7
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Colson,

you may be right about this but I think the HHR might have just needed a rest and some fresh ideas. It's been a couple years since we went but we enjoyed it.

The kids (15, 13, 10) still talk about it but as they've aged it's gone from "wasn't that scary" to "I wasn't scared".....

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:20 PM   #8
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Yea, I hope they bring it back, as much as I probably would enjoy a "haunted" carriage ride, the HHR always seemed way more appealing.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:52 AM   #9
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Yea, I was really looking forward to taking the DS on the hayride one day. Maybe we'll still do the carriage ride if it's around when he's old enough, just to experience it.
And your family's still small enough to fit in the carriage!

That carriage size cuts out a lot of families, including mine!

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Old 07-17-2008, 08:54 AM   #10
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I am surprised by this change. The hayrides have been very popular. The wagon that was used could hold 30+ people, and was always full. With three wagons per time slot, there is going to be a lot more traffic on the 300 loop (assuming that the new carriage rides follow the same path).

I am also surprised that they are going back to the Sleepy Hollow theme. Last year, the theme was changed to Vineland. You can read my complete report here:

TCD's 2007 Haunted Hayride Report

In March of this year, they repeated the Vineland hayrides. Maybe it will be Sleepy Hollow in the Fall and Vineland in the Spring?

The cost of this will actually work out to be the same for my family, so we are going to give it a whirl. No worries, I will post my complete report.

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I am surprised by this change. The hayrides have been very popular. The wagon that was used could hold 30+ people, and was always full. With three wagons per time slot, there is going to be a lot more traffic on the 300 loop (assuming that the new carriage rides follow the same path).

I am also surprised that they are going back to the Sleepy Hollow theme. Last year, the theme was changed to Vineland. You can read my complete report here:

TCD's 2007 Haunted Hayride Report

In March of this year, they repeated the Vineland hayrides. Maybe it will be Sleepy Hollow in the Fall and Vineland in the Spring?

The cost of this will actually work out to be the same for my family, so we are going to give it a whirl. No worries, I will post my complete report.

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Wait TCD, they're going back to the Headless Horseman???? man, if they are, I might have to go on the carriage ride this year, I really want to see that!!

I too am surprised they got rid of the hayride, I think I mispoke when I said it didn't fill the seats, I was talking about the regular hayride, my bad on that.
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Wait TCD, they're going back to the Headless Horseman???? man, if they are, I might have to go on the carriage ride this year, I really want to see that!!
Well, the info posted says that the theme will be the Legend of Sleepy Hollow- that is the hayride that used to have the Headless Horseman (until last year). I guess they could do the Legend of Sleepy Hollow without the Headless Horseman, but I don't think that would go over real well.

I will give you a report on it after I give it a try to let you know for sure.

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Old 07-17-2008, 11:24 AM   #13
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Yea, if I hear that they have the Headless Horseman, I'm definitely going to try to set that up for Halloween, that would be awesome.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:13 PM   #14
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Sooo diappointed

We too were planning to go on the haunted hayride, but we are also a family of 5 and so we won't be taking a carriage ride either, 2 carriages is 1 carriage too many for us...
I just get so upset when everything is geared to parties of 4..
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Does anyone know if the 4 person per carriage is a set rule or just a suggestion?
Just wondering if they might allow small children to sit on parents laps.

We were really looking forward to the hayride but not enough to pay for 2 carriages.
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