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THE HAUNTED MANSION


Sitting atop a hill overlooking Liberty Square you'll discover The Haunted Mansion, an eerie looking place with a ghoulish secret. Its inhabitants are just dying to meet you, some 999 happy haunts in all, but beware...there's always room for one more!

The Haunted Mansion is another of the Magic Kingdoms original attractions and remains as popular as it did then. Once guests pass through the wrought-iron gates that lead towards the attraction, they'll notice loads of Disney Imagineering's classic theming and obvious sense of humour.

The ride itself has a short pre-show scene (be sure to move to the dead centre of the room) before you climb aboard your 'Doombuggy' (a continuous-loading omni-mover) which transports you around the mansion and its neighbouring graveyard. Here-in lies some wonderful visual effects and spooky moments, none more so than the ballroom scene, the feather in the mansion's dusty cap. Synchronized speakers inside each doom buggy allow a narrator to explain the supernatural scenes to riders as you go. There's simply loads of detail and it takes several visits to see it all, just look-out for those pesky hitchhiking ghosts though!


About this Attraction

Location: Liberty Square

Type: Omnimover

Duration: 9 minutes

Fastpass: No

Flash photography and video lighting not allowed

Child Swap available

Pal Mickey Interaction

Best time to visit: Before 11:30am or a couple hours before park closing.


Tips & Fun Facts

Worried if your child might find it scary? The Haunted Mansion is presented in a humorous light and with families in mind, therefore its not likely to give you nightmares, however parental discretion is advised for the younger ones.
When you go into the room with all of the pictures on the wall, stand under the lady in the pink holding. This is where you exit to the Doombuggies. Also, take the right hang queue because it curves to the right so the left queue has further to go.
Be careful when stepping out of your doombuggy, the moving platform and combined darkness can make it tricky.
Don't miss the pet cemetery on your exit from the attraction, on your left hand side!

Legendary voice artist Paul Frees, known to many as Boris Badenov from 'The Bullwinkle Show' is the attraction's narrator, or ghost host.
Leota Thomas provided the face for the crystal ball (containing Madame Leota), and voice artist Eleanor Audley provided the voice. Audley is also famous as the voice of the evil Maleficent in Disney's classic animated feature 'Sleeping Beauty'.
All the Disney Parks around the globe have a version of The Haunted Mansion and it is the only attraction to feature in 4 different 'land's. WDW's is in Liberty Square's New Orleans Square, DLP's (known as Phantom Manor) is in Frontierland and Tokyo Disney's is located in Fantasyland
The five singing busts in the graveyard scene warble the attraction's theme song, 'Grim Grinning Ghosts'. Though sometimes mistaken for Walt Disney, the face on the bust farthest to the left actually belongs to Thurl Ravenscroft, the song's soloist. Ravenscroft is known to millions of fans as the voice of Tony the Tiger, the mascot of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal.
The witty tombstones near the entrance to the attraction feature the names of some of the designers who helped create the attraction. These are some you might see :-
'Here lies good ol' Fred. A great big rock fell on his head.'
'Dear departed brother Dave, He chased a bear into a cave.'
'Rest in peace, brother Huet. We all know you didn't do it.'
'Master Gracey laid to rest. No mourning, please, at his request. Farewell.'
'RIP good friend Gordon now you've crossed the River Jordan'
RIP in memorium Uncle Myall Here you'll rest for quite a while'
Here rests Wathel R. Bender, he rode to glory on a fender'
'At peaceful rest lies Brother Claude, planted here beneath this sod'
'RIP Mr Sewell, the victim of a dirty duel'
'In memory of our patriarch, dear departed Grandpa Marc'
'Requiescat Francis Xavier, no time off for good behavior RIP'
'Here lies a man named Martin, the lights went out on this old spartan'
One of the newest tombstones honors the late Walt Disney Imagineer Leota Thomas (her maiden name was Toombs). Periodically, Leota's tombstone can be spotted slowly opening and closing the eyes on its sculpted head.


Additional Information

Guests must be able to transfer from wheelchairs to board the attraction.

The special effects of this attraction may be too intense for some Guests.


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Hidden Mickeys

During the ballroom scene, keep an eye out for a plate and pair of saucers on the banquet table which form a familiar Mickey shape.

As your Doombuggie moves through the graveyard, check out the Grim Reapers left hand, it appears to form a Mickey outline with its fingers.


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