Haunted Mansion (Disneyland)

Haunted Mansion (Disneyland)

Haunted Mansion Description:

Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is a fun and spirited tour…

Edge into a dimly lit foyer and climb into a gloomy Doom Buggy for a supernatural journey through a tangle of frightful chambers. Blending giggling ghouls with things that go bump in the night, this classic attraction promises to send chills up and down your shivering spine.

Ethereal Inhabitants
Once an abandoned residence in the center of New Orleans Square, the Mansion has been home to 999 unearthly specters since August 9, 1969, including:

  • The Ghost Host
    The disembodied voice of this helpful ghoul is your private guide through the cadaverous realm of the estate, directing you from room to room. Just try to find your way out!
  • Madame Leota
    Amid flickering candlelight, take part in a séance hosted by the otherworldly spiritualist, Madame Leota. As apparitions materialize and make their ghostly presences known around you, sit tight and pray for light.
  • Hitchhiking Ghosts
    Assuming you make it through the mansion, be warned that 3 mischievous phantoms may be lurking for you at the exit in the hopes of following you home.

Happy Haunting Grounds
Over 15 rooms are waiting to be explored within the darkened, spirit-infested abode, including:

  • The Portrait Chamber
    Is this room actually stretching? You won’t believe your eyes here, where secrets are revealed on the walls and an unseen horror high overhead comes to light.
  • Grand Ballroom
    You’re the Guest of Honor at this haunted party! Behold shadowy revelers waltzing to and fro, banshee heads floating out of a nearby organ and 2 haunted men in a duel from the great beyond.
  • The Graveyard
    Gravitate through a midnight cemetery overflowing with spooks and specters joyously singing the haunting anthem “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” as a cemetery watchman and his bony dog quiver in fear.

Fun Facts and Stats:

  • The ride was originally supposed to be a walk-through attraction.
  • The attraction was originally supposed to have a feature called the “Museum of the Weird.”
  • The ride has 160 buggies and travels at roughly 1.5 miles per hour.
  • The special effect that makes the ballroom scene seem so realistic is a trick called ‘Peppers Ghost,” which is named after scientist John Henry Pepper. The effect uses glass to reflect a room that is unseen to the viewer. Other examples of this effect are the Blue Fairy in Disneyland’s Pinocchio’s Daring Journey and the 3D hologram of Tupac Shakur at Coachella in 2012. Modern day teleprompters also use the basic premise of Peppers Ghost.
  • The stretching room is actually an elevator as opposed to the actual room stretching mechanism at the Disney World version.
  • The ballroom organ is the same one used in the film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
  • This is the top ride for guests to try to spread the ashes of loved ones on.

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