Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” Ride Closure Delayed by Disney Parks

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Madame Leota's head in a crystal ball from the Haunted Mansion

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It appears as if the 1000th Happy Haunt will have to wait, as Disney is delaying the closure of one of their Haunted Mansion rides.

Singing Busts singing Grim Grinning Ghosts in Disneyland Paris Phantom Manor
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For many years, The Walt Disney Company has maintained an unparalleled standing in the realm of theme park entertainment. It has consistently strived to provide exceptional experiences to visitors, incorporating state-of-the-art technology across its diverse parks around the globe.

Sleeping Beauty Castle in the end of Main Street, U.S.A, at Disneyland Paris
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Disney’s excellence in innovation is widely recognized, exemplified by the integration of new technology. Augmented reality elements in attractions like the Haunted Mansion and the utilization of advanced drone technology in their acclaimed nighttime shows are but a few examples. Despite Disney’s steadfast dedication to quality, there may still be occasions where this exceptional standard is not fully achieved.

A sign that reads "Haunted Mansion" in front of the white mansion holding the attraction of the same name at Disneyland Park.
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The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, has gained renown as “The Happiest Place On Earth,” a phrase coined by Walt Disney and consistently upheld throughout the company’s history.

Over time, Disney’s influence expanded globally, encompassing destinations such as the Walt Disney World Resort and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. The reach of the Disney Resort brand extended even further, spanning iconic locations like the Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, and the Disneyland Paris Resort.

Disneyland Paris’ “Haunted Mansion” to Close

Phantom Manor in Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris
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Adhering to Walt Disney’s principle of continual improvement, often referred to as “plussing,” Disney parks consistently embrace advancements. This latest wave of commitment to high standards and “constantly going above and beyond” can be seen in Disneyland Paris Resort’s very own unique Haunted Mansion — as the “Wild West” variant, Phantom Manor, is slated to close for refurbishment.

Retaining many iconic features from the original Haunted Mansion concept like Madame Leota’s Seance Room, the Endless Corridor, the Ballroom, and even the Portrait Corridor, guests to Paris’ unique Phantom Manor get a taste of other Mansion rides, with distinct Frontierland theming and story tied to nearby Big Thunder Mountain.

Reporter DLP Report recently shared the latest changes for refurbishment in the former EuroDisney park.

Previously, it was reported that Phantom Manor in Disneyland Park’s Frontierland would close from March 11-22, 2024, Now however it appears as if Disney is keen to delay this refurbishment a whole week later, to begin on March 18 until March 29, 2024:

(initial post) 🔧 Refurbishment Update for March 2024. Buckle up.
– Big Thunder Mountain reopens March 16 (closes Jan 29)
– PhilharMagic: March 4 – TBD
– Pays des Contes/Casey Jr: March 11 – TBD, likely for the addition of scenes
– Phantom Manor: March 11-22
– Crush’s Coaster: March 11-22

An update: the Phantom Manor closure has moved by a week: March 18-29.

Disney is renowned for its impeccable presentation and pristine building facades. Walt Disney’s dedication to cleanliness and aesthetics was so intense that even Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion was prohibited from having a visibly worn and crumbling exterior.

Although Phantom Manor does not exactly follow that ethos, having a noticeably spooky exterior, it’s inevitable that some maintenance or “plussing” still needs to be carried out for the beloved ride.

Phantom Manor is marked as “available” for the week of March 11-17 on the Disneyland Paris official website.

Why do you think Disney might be delaying this closure? Are you planning a trip to Disneyland Paris? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Embark on an enchanting journey at the heart of Europe with the Disneyland Paris Resort. Nestled in Marne-la-Vallee, France, this premier European theme park and beloved Disney destination are conveniently located beside the captivating Disney Village—an absolute must-visit for all ages. Disneyland Park invites you to delve into a world of exhilarating rides, captivating performances, immersive stories, and delightful encounters with beloved Disney characters, including your favorite princesses.

Explore the enchanting ambiance of Sleeping Beauty Castle and set off on thrilling adventures in Main Street USA, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Discoveryland. Don’t miss the iconic attractions like Big Thunder Mountain, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, or the rethemed Space Mountain—now known as Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain. Just a stone’s throw away, Walt Disney Studios Park awaits with Avengers Campus and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, offering an even broader array of experiences for all.

You can purchase or reserve your Disneyland Paris ticket, and Disney Premier Access over at the official website. More information about the Disneyland Paris Hotel and Extra Magic Time can also be found there for your Disney Paris trip. You can also download the Disneyland Paris app on the Google Play or App store for an even smoother experience.

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