Pro Tip: Always Wait to Be the Last Out of Haunted Mansion’s Stretching Room

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The Haunted Mansion, located in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, is an iconic attraction filled with a ton of secrets and Easter eggs. But we bet you didn’t know about this one hidden gem located within the stretching room portion of the ride.

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When visiting Haunted Mansion, prior to boarding your Doom Buggy, you will enter the stretching room — filled with portraits and gargoyles as the Ghost Host welcomes you into the Mansion. Once this scene is over, Guests leave and head to the loading area to take the tour of the Haunted Mansion. But, there is one secret located inside the stretching room that in order to experience, you must stick around inside as long as you can.

According to Haunted Mansion Fandom, instead of trying to be one of the first Guests out of the stretching room, try to be the last! If you stick around the stretching room after the Ghost Host says to leave, you can hear voices coming from the Gargoyles telling you to get out!

This can only be heard if you are one of the last Guests to leave the stretching room, so the next time you are visiting Haunted Mansion, make sure to take your time leaving the room and see if you can hear the gargoyles whispering.

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More on Haunted Mansion

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.

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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!

Disney World describes this attraction as:

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!

Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park – Hitchhiking Ghosts
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Did you know about this hidden gem inside the stretching room? Have you experienced it? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Walt Disney World on your next family vacation to experience this hidden gem at Haunted Mansion, but aren’t sure where to begin planning, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends over at the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel for a free quote.

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