At Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, one of the most beloved attractions is the Haunted Mansion. The attraction is iconic for Disney fans as Walt Disney himself had a hand in creating the original attraction in Disneyland, and is fluttered with characters that have very detailed backstories. Over time, Disney Guests have come to love each individual character that makes up The Haunted Mansion, so when one goes missing, many fanatics of the attraction will quickly notice.
The Haunted Mansion attraction is located in Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and at Disneyland Park in Disneyland. Other Disney Parks around the world have similar renditions of the Haunted Mansion, such as Disneyland Paris’ Phantom Manor, but the appearance and storyline differs from the American theme parks creation.
As noted by Disney Wiki, the ride was “Originally conceived in the mid-1950s by Walt Disney as a walk-through ghost house, artist Harper Goff was tapped to conceptually design the attraction. The house originally had a rural American design and was intended to be at the end of a crooked path that led away from Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.. Eventually, the decision was made to place it in New Orleans Square and thus the mansion’s exterior was themed as an antebellum home.”
Most recently, we reported a change in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion. There are a ton of animatronics in the Haunted Mansion that Guests love, such as the murderous bride, the Hat Box Ghost, the Hitch-Hiking Ghosts, and more. When Guests enter the graveyard, they are met with the gravedigger and his dog, but he now looks like he has aged! The character now has a beard on him, which was a noticeable change for many as he is a standalone statue that Guests see as soon as the enter the graveyard, along with his malnourished-looking dog.
Now, it seems one character is missing altogether. MagicbandManiac recently posted a photo of the mummy disappearing from the Haunted Mansion. Although the Disney Guest did not specify, it seems that this may very well be the Magic Kingdom version of the attraction.
— MagicbandManiac (@MagicbandManiac) March 6, 2022
DiscMan (@DiscMan2000) also Tweeted the same findings in late February. Both accounts tagged OffHand Disney, a Disney YouTuber who has done plenty of deep dives into the attraction.
Someone tell @OffhandDisney that Prince Amenmose (Haunted Mansion mummy) is missing!!!
— DiscMan (@DiscMan2000) February 24, 2022
Prince Amenmose is more than just a prop in the attraction, the mummy character actually has a full back story tied into him. As noted by Disney Wiki, the character is identified as “Great Overseer of Soldiers, Son of Glorious Thutmose I. He reveals himself to have been son of, ” Glorious Thutmose I, Bringer of Light, Conqueror of Nubia, Founder of the Great Canals”, unhappily married to his own sister Hapshetsut, and reanimated from death via necronomical magic.”
The story continues, “It is unknown when or how the prince died but he did so before his father meaning that he never inherited the throne. Following his death, he oddly received some repute and treatment which would otherwise be reserved for Pharaohs and Chief Queens. The location of his tomb and corpse is unknown with there being the possibility that it was taken and/or destroyed by grave-robbers or grave-robbing European colonists.”
Interestingly enough, the mummy character is likely the second-oldest inhabitant of the mansion, being preceded by Medusa and followed by Great Cesar’s Ghost, the Egyptian woman, and the Roman Soldier in the Ballroom. For now, it seems Guests will need to patiently await the return of the character.
More on The Haunted Mansion
Disney describes the attraction 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.
Who is your favorite Haunted Mansion character? Let us know in the comments below.
Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!
At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and soon Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will return. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!