Haunted Mansion Faces Delayed Opening on Holiday Weekend

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Attractions close down at Disney World quite often during the day due to maintenance and technical difficulties. Typically, attractions can get back up and running after a short closure during a theme park day, but at times, the closure can take longer.

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When you are visiting Disney World and looking to ride that all-star attraction like Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, or Slinky Dog Dash, having it temporarily close is usually the worst possible outcome, because it can prevent you from riding.

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Today, fans of The Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom may be experiencing that exact feeling. The Disney park opened today to large Valentine’s Day crowds of 90+ minute waits, but one major E-ticket attraction was missing. Magic Kingdom’s The Haunted Mansion has been closed all day and has been listed on the My Disney Experience app as temporarily closed.

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Of course, as we mentioned, closures happen on attractions quite often, so it is likely that The Haunted Mansion is just undergoing some technical difficulties and will be back up and running once corrected. That being said, attractions like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith have closed down for days to fix ride problems, so it really cannot be guaranteed how long a Walt Disney World Resort attraction will be down.

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The Haunted Mansion is not slated to undergo a refurbishment, so Guests looking to ride should keep an eye out on the My Disney Experience app throughout the day. Considering the massive wait times around all Disney parks today, it is likely that once The Haunted Mansion reopens, there will be Guests flocking to the attraction to hopefully be the attractions 1000th happy haunt aboard a doom buggy!

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Want to know more about The Haunted Mansion? Here is what the Disney World website has to say about the ghoulish attraction:

A Spirited Tour

The disembodied voice of the Ghost Host is your private guide through the cadaverous realm of an eerie haunted estate, home to ghosts, ghouls and supernatural surprises. 

Glide past a casket-filled conservatory, Madame Leota’s chilling séance room and a ghostly graveyard of singing specters as you attempt to find your way out. Beware of hitchhikers—these phantom pranksters may follow you home. 

Happy haunting!

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Before Entering the Mansion

A musical crypt, a leaky tomb and a ghostly writer are among the creepy haunts you’ll find outside the main entrance. Explore supernatural hands-on experiences—only at Walt Disney World Resort—while you await your fate inside.

Too Scary?

The Haunted Mansion is dark and contains some mildly frightening scenes, but there is no gore, the ghostly residents are friendly and the ride is slow-moving.

Play Disney Parks Achievement Available

Download the Play Disney Parks app to earn digital achievements for experiencing attractions and entertainment, including Haunted Mansion! You can also earn achievements for playing games and other fun activities—both in the parks and at home.
Since we have written this article The Haunted Mansion has reopened.
Do you think that The Haunted Mansion will be closed for the rest of Valentine’s Day and President’s Day? What attraction do you think closes down the most at Disney World?

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