Disney will close Haunted Mansion in 2020 for extended refurbishment

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One of the oldest and most loved attractions at Disneyland Resort — the Haunted Mansion — will be closing in early 2020 for an extended refurbishment.

Haunted Mansion gets a tune-up in 2020

OC Register reports that beginning January 21, 2020, the Haunted Mansion will undergo a scheduled refurbishment after the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay is removed. Every year, the Haunted Mansion is transformed into Haunted Mansion Holiday, a Nightmare Before Christmas overlay which lasts from the Halloween season all through the Christmas season at Disneyland Resort. Typically, it takes a couple of weeks for all of the holiday decorations to be removed from the Haunted Mansion, and given the refurbishment schedule for this attraction, the holiday version of the ride will last a couple weeks after the holiday season ends at the Disneyland Resort.

The last day to ride Haunted Mansion Holiday will be January 20, 2020. After that, the attraction will begin an extended refurbishment that is scheduled to last until late March or early April, although we will update Inside the Magic with more information if anything changes. According to Disneyland officials, the attraction’s interior and exterior will be refreshed with and some mechanics will be refurbished. Disney says that the attraction will look refreshed after its renovation — with updated paint and trim on the interior and exterior as well as lighting and mechanical work updated inside — but no visual or drastic changes will be made.

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The Haunted Mansion is now the third attraction at Disneyland park in Anaheim to undergo an extended refurbishment next year. Snow White’s Scary Adventures in Fantasyland will receive a makeover costing around $445,000, and Indiana Jones Adventure in Adventureland will be renovated for around $300,000. 

About Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion

If you’re unfamiliar with the Haunted Mansion, below is the official ride description from the Disneyland website:

Dearly depart into a foreboding estate, drag your body to the dead center of the Portrait Chamber and watch as the walls begin to stretch before your eyes. Climb into your waiting Doom Buggy and embark on a shivering journey into an unearthly realm.

The disembodied voice of the Ghost Host is your private guide through the cadaverous dwelling—home to grinning ghosts and other spectral surprises.

Glide past a rattling casket in the conservatory. Head off to Madame Leota’s spooky séance room. Float by the Grand Ballroom and its waltzing apparitions. Take a spin through a cemetery where the spirited residents regale you with song.

Beware of lurking hitchhikers—these phantom pranksters may try to follow you home!

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The Haunted Mansion celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year on August 9. It is one of the oldest attractions in all of the Disneyland Resort, and it has inspired other Haunted Mansion-like attractions at parks around the world.

Book a trip to the Disneyland Resort!

Remember that it’s not too late to book a trip to the Disneyland Resort for the holiday season! You can visit for the rest of this month or early next month so you can experience Haunted Mansion Holiday. Or even better: give the gift of a Disney vacation this year and plan a trip for 2020 to experience Haunted Mansion after it reopens! The Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel can help book the Disneyland trip of your dreams. Click here for a free, no-obligation vacation quote from Academy Travel and make your Disney vacation of a lifetime come true!

Are you excited for the Haunted Mansion to get a tune-up in 2020? Let us know in the comments!

Source: OC Register, Disney

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