Haunted Mansion Holiday gets high-tech update for 13th year of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ overlay at Disneyland

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Twas the night before Friday the 13th and all through The Haunted Mansion, Disneyland cast members had an opportunity to preview the enhancements made for the 13th year of Haunted Mansion Holiday, the attraction overlay decking the halls with decor and characters from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

This year, the ride features some high-tech additions including new animation for the stretching rooms. It’s a rare occasion where vertical video is actually appropriate, featured below showing the full new effects.

This is the second projection-based update Disneyland has made to a classic attraction in recent weeks, also adding new effects to the Indiana Jones Adventure.

Zero the ghost dog also flies through the attraction’s changing portraits in the hallway just past the stretching rooms.

Video: Zero flies through Haunted Mansion Holiday changing portraits

Those new additions and the rest of the attraction can be seen in the full ride video below.

Video: Full ride on Haunted Mansion Holiday 2013 at Disneyland

(Thanks to Matthew Bowland, @EchoFifth & Instagram, for the two videos above!)

Continuing the 13th year theme, Jack Skellington (with help of Disney’s Imagineers) has scattered 13 surprises throughout the attraction. And this year’s ballroom gingerbread house is more massive than ever, a tower paying tribute to the anniversary.

Haunted Mansion Holiday makes its grand 2013 debut on Friday the 13th, remaining in place at Disneyland through early January 2014, throughout the Halloween and Christmas seasons.

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