Contrary to what the critics have said, I found it interesting and entertaining althought the best crowd for this would probably be teens to early 20's. The critics said to wait until it was out on DVD but, the detail on the big screen makes it something to experience. The critics said it was exactly like the attraction. Perhaps it has been a long time since I have been to the attraction or didn't quite grasp the story back in 1985 but, I thought it tied a lot of things together to understand even the attraction, yet this has so much more activities than the attraction. I don't know the exact time of the ride but compare a 15 miute ride to an hour and a half adventure. I think they just reintroduced whole new generations to the haunted mansion.