General Carowinds discussion
#95255
RollerBee wrote:So people were offended by the Plantation House....
Are they offended by Latta Plantation too?
Carowinds was formerly a Plantation before becoming Carowinds....
Haunted Mansion at Disneyland is modeled after a Southern Plantation as is Monster Mansion, Carowinds refered to the Plantation House as a mansion sometimes also. Y'all going to be so offended that Disney changes the Mansion facade to match Florida?

Ugh, a white person telling African American people what they should or should not be offended by? :roll: :eh:
#95257
Chris wrote:
RollerBee wrote:So people were offended by the Plantation House....
Are they offended by Latta Plantation too?
Carowinds was formerly a Plantation before becoming Carowinds....
Haunted Mansion at Disneyland is modeled after a Southern Plantation as is Monster Mansion, Carowinds refered to the Plantation House as a mansion sometimes also. Y'all going to be so offended that Disney changes the Mansion facade to match Florida?

Ugh, a white person telling African American people what they should or should not be offended by? :roll: :eh:

It was in the form of a question, note the "?".

Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion is supposed from the Antibellum time period which refers to the time period prior to the US Civil War so why is it exempt?

Plus look at the movie based on the ride, the story is based on one of the many backstories of the Disneyland Mansion and there is more than one way to interpret the plot leading up to the story.
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#95258
See? He just can't help driving the point of his ignorance home.

Because it's not called the Haunted Plantation. You do realize that the reason Six Flags changed the name to Monster Mansion was to get rid of the connotation, right? Are you seriously this daft?
#95259
Edwardo wrote:See? He just can't help driving the point of his ignorance home.

Because it's not called the Haunted Plantation. You do realize that the reason Six Flags changed the name to Monster Mansion was to get rid of the connotation, right? Are you seriously this daft?

But my point wasn't discussing the word used, I understand now that we were discussing a word not the building however Carowinds referred to the structure as a Southern Colonial Mansion originally, when and who started referring to the structure as the Plantation House? Was it ever marked on the park map or did visitors just start referring to it as the Plantation House because the area was called Plantation Sqaure and the structure looked too small to be a Mansion?
#95264
Not everyone knows the background and takes time to do their research on the Haunted Mansion, Like 99% of People that go to Disney, They just ride it. If it is obvious and has the name Plantation in it, More people will find it offensive.
#95265
There's a difference between Antebellum architecture and an actual plantation.

Note the definition:
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I love Antebellum-style buildings and homes; they're beautiful and feel uniquely Southern, which is nice from a cultural perspective.

That being said, plantations themselves are something I don't think people would find "fun" to stay in, at least not while visiting an amusement park. It's not that it would be particularly offensive, it's just tasteless and has too many negative connotations. A grand, Southern-style manor could be cool (especially in the thematic sense) but we all know Cedar Fair is going to go the more modern route anyway... so there's really no need for a debate at all.
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