This morning, Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park opened at 9 a.m. EST, but it was without one of the theme park’s most popular attractions — the Haunted Mansion.
WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the closure at 9:05 a.m. EST:
Haunted Mansion has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 27 minutes.
At the time of publication, Guests are still unable to board their Doom Buggies as the ride has not reopened. The temporary closure has now lasted for over two hours, which is well over the average downtime for the ride.
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) August 18, 2021
It is important to note that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything in their power to keep all rides and attractions at Disney World’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — operational all day, every day.
However, sometimes, unexpected downtime does occur due to mechanical issues or general maintenance.
If you are visiting Disney World today, check the My Disney Experience app on your smartphone to get details about the latest ride closures and wait times.
More on the Haunted Mansion
Disney officially describes the fan-favorite Haunted Mansion ride as:
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.
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.
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.
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