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The Bride's Boudoir is a chamber found in Phantom Manor.

Description

History

Mélanie Ravenswood's Boudoir was a room in Ravenswood Manor which Mélanie used to prepare herself for her tragic would-be wedding day. While locked away from the rest of the world in grief she spent time in front of her vanity crying in mourning.

In Ride

Guests enter the chamber in their Doom-Buggies and pass by a green fire-place with a portrait of Mélanie Ravenswood hung above it as singing fills the air. Guests pass by a gothic clock and then see Mélanie weeping in front of her vanity as a dictaphone plays music behind her. The Phantom appears and disappears in the reflection, making the vanity look similar to a skull.

Pendulum

Mélanie's Clock

Pre-2018

Before the 2018 refurbishment of the attraction, Mélanie was crying as an elderly woman and the Phantom was not shown in her reflection. The mirror was also much mistier in order to make it look more skull-like.

Trivia

  • The image of Mélanie looking into her mirror resembling a skull is an allusion to the iconic art-piece "All is Vanity" by Charles Allan Gilbert which is an image of a woman, her vanity and her reflection forming the image of a skull.
All is Vanity

"All is Vanity" by Charles Allan Gilbert

  • The clock in Mélanie's Boudoir is an allusion to the gothic-horror story of "The

Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe.  In the Pit and the Pendulum there is a giant swinging blade attached to a clockwork like device which moves the blade in a fashion similar to clock's pendulum and it is used as a torture/execution device by the Spanish Inquisition.  Mélanie's clock's pendulum also features a pendulum attached to a blade.  This referance in design was originally considered for the mainstream Haunted Mansion's Grandfather Clock as shown in concept art by Ken Anderson.

  • The room serves as the Phantom Manor counter-part to the Attic in the Haunted Mansion.
  • The Phantom appearing in Mélanie's reflection is an allusion to the book and/or broadway play The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme d'Opéra) in which a man named Erik who disguises himself as a ghost called "The Opera Phantom" and uses a secret-passageway to communicate with a young opera singer named Christine through her reflection in her mirror.
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