Disneyland Resort has officially taken one giant step toward turning the park into the Spookiest Place on Earth! The popular Haunted Mansion attraction, and its 999 happy haunts, is closed to Guests as the halls are wrecked and Jack Skellington and his friends from Halloween Town take over the New Orleans Square attraction.
Every year, from early September until early January, the Haunted Mansion gets its Halloween makeover. Unfortunately, due to the theme park closure last year, the overlay was unable to happen as Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were closed amid the ongoing pandemic. So, it is exciting to see another piece of Disneyland normalcy return to the theme park.
Guests using the Disneyland app will be able to see that there is no wait time listed and that the ride is closed to all visitors.
Instagram user thecalibae/Five Fires YouTube shared images of the closed Mansion gates, as well as a message left for Guests, letting them know what was happening inside the haunted halls.
Can’t wait for Haunted Mansion Holiday
Here is some more information about the fun holiday overlay from the Disneyland website:
Pumpkin King Jack Skellington has been busy decorating the Haunted Mansion with frightfully festive touches inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Experience some of your favorite sights, special seasonal surprises—and scare-aracters from the movie. Sally, Oogie Boogie and other Nightmare nasties will be on hand to wish you “Season’s Screamings!”
Haunted Mansion Holiday will be open to Guests starting September 3, and no closure date has been announced at this time. The ride takes about 3 weeks to change from Haunted Mansion to Haunted Mansion Holiday and back again, so the closure to put the ride back to its normal state will happen in early January, with the attraction reopening later in the month.
Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will run from September 3 through October 31, but because The Nightmare Before Christmas is also a Christmas movie — with people debating whether it is more Halloween or Christmas — Haunted Mansion Holiday will also remain through the most wonderful time of the year as it is a ride where “two holidays collide.”
Do you love riding Haunted Mansion Holiday? Or do you prefer the original attraction? Let us know in the comments!
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