One Part of Haunted Mansion Actually Plays the Music.. Backwards?

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The Haunted Mansion is a popular attraction located in Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort (There are also versions located at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland).

The popular dark ride takes Guests through a mansion of haunted characters while riding aboard a Doom Buggy.

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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!

But did you know that one part of Haunted Mansion actually plays the iconic music… backwards?

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The next time you are visiting Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort, make sure to listen closely while in the foyer room in Haunted Mansion and you may notice the music is eerily familiar — and that’s because it is!

According to Haunted Mansion Fandom, the organ music that plays in the background of the foyer room at Disneyland Park (the room right before the stretching room) is actually being played backwards. So even though initially, it may not sound like the iconic Haunted Mansion music, it is — just backwards!

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Disneyland describes this attraction as:

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!

Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park – Hitchhiking Ghosts
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Did you know that the music is being played backwards in this part of Haunted Mansion? Let us know in the comments below.

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