Haunted Mansion Reopens After Being Temporarily Closed Minutes After Park Opening

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Updated 10:15 a.m. EST on October 10, 2020

Haunted Mansion has now reopened to Guests with a current wait time of 45 minutes.

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Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion. I am your host, your ghost host. Kindly step all the way in please, and make room for everyone.

The Haunted Mansion is a popular attraction located in both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. The popular dark ride takes guests through a mansion of haunted characters while riding aboard a Doom Buggy. The spirited Haunted Mansion adventure will be guided by the “disembodied voice of the Ghost Host” as he is your private tour guide “through the cadaverous realm of an eerie haunted estate, home to ghosts, ghouls and supernatural surprises.” Beware of hitchhiking ghosts!

However, today it looks as though some of the ghosts may have “escaped the mansion” as the attraction is having some technical difficulties.

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Just minutes after Magic Kingdom opened to Guests, the Haunted Mansion ride was listed as “temporarily closed” on the My Disney Experience app. You can see in the screenshot above, at 9:07am the ride was listed as “temporarily closed”, which is just 7 minutes after Magic Kingdom opened up the gates.

WDW Stats on Twitter also reported the ride experiencing technical difficulties.

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This wouldn’t be the first time Haunted Mansion experienced difficulties as back in March 2020, Inside the Magic reported several times that the attraction had broken down and Disney had to evacuate Guests off the ride. Unfortunately, with the rides running constantly throughout the day, they tend to have technical difficulties, but we know the mechanics and Disney Cast Members work hard to try and get the rides back up and running as soon as they can.

At this time, there is no known reason as to why the attraction has been temporarily closed, however, attractions tend to break down randomly throughout the day as they run so frequently. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information about this ride closure.

Have you ever experienced Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World Resort? Which is your favorite part of the attraction? Let us know in the comments below.

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