There are only two Disney Parks that transform their Haunted Mansion attractions in honor of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, for Halloween through Christmas. Making a visit to Tokyo Disneyland, or the Disneyland Resort extra special during that time.
Disneyland has shared details and a video on how they created the oversized gingerbread house that goes into the Haunted Mansion for The Nightmare Before Christmas overlay called the Haunted Mansion Holiday!
If you have ever ridden the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland and wondered, “is that gingerbread house real?” The answer is YES! It takes a team of talented Cast Members to construct this tasty creation each year for the Haunted Mansion Holiday.
This happens to be the 20th anniversary year of the Haunted Mansion Holiday. Disney shared some frightfully fun facts about the gingerbread house, revealing that this years house contains elements from each previous iteration:
One of Jack’s holiday traditions is leaving a special treat for the ghosts who dance around the Haunted Mansion’s Grand Hall. The annual centerpiece for this “waltz of the weird” is always a huge, creepy gingerbread creation. With each year, Jack delivers new and thrilling surprises.
The Ghost Host of Haunted Mansion Holiday says “even a gingerbread house can be scary,” and this year’s design definitely lives up to that description. For the 2021 mansion, designers went to the graveyard to reincarnate elements from all 19 previous years. An element from each year was stitched together to create the 2021 version, a Dr. Finkelstein-esque mashup.
Disney Parks official TikTok shared an epic timelapse of the gingerbread house being constructed. It is so large that Cast Members need to construct the creation inside of the Haunted Mansion!
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If you are interested in riding the Haunted Mansion Holiday, here is what you need to know. The Haunted Mansion Holiday opened on September 3 and will operate until January 9 at Disneyland. You will need valid theme park admission in addition to a Park Pass Reservation in order to enter Disneyland.
What do you think about this year’s gingerbread house for the Haunted Mansion Holiday? Let us know in the comments!