(This is just a quick snack of a post to hold you over for the big one coming up next.)
In an earlier post, we dissected an audio ride-thru recording of the Disneyland HM from about 1976. Here's a recording made a few years before that. The quality is pretty good for a 1973 tape. My thank you to the responsible parties who made it available.
The Haunted Mansion 1973
What can be said about this new tape? Well, it sounds a lot like the 1976 recording, not surprisingly. At least to my ear it doesn't really add any new information to what we gleaned from the other tape, so in that sense it's bound to be a bit anticlimactic.
Hey, it's good to have anyway.
It sounds like it was a busy day.
Believe it or not, my biggest takeaway from this tape was the realization that people were just as rude back then as they are today, chattering and laughing throughout the Ghost Host's spiel and giving out obnoxious, fake screams in the stretching gallery. Gee, and here I remembered (or chose to remember) people as being a little more considerate back then, because every trip used up an E-ticket, and I figured that people would be less likely to squander a precious "E" by engaging in such antics.