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10 Classic Attractions That Haven’t Changed at Walt Disney World

1. Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion was one of the Opening Day attractions in October of 1971. It’s a 15-room tour of an old mansion at Liberty Square that is said to be haunted. Guests board a “Doom” Buggy for a riding tour of the old house. They say it has long been home to 999 “happy haunts,” but there’s rumor that the ghosts have room for one more! This attraction boasts some spectacular special effects that impress Guests of all ages. They say it’s haunted because it’s very hard to explain how a candlestick is floating in the corridor with no strings holding it up. There’s no explanation for the bride in the attic who changes her personality right before their eyes. And no one has figured out how the busts in the graveyard are singing! And I can’t decide whether the Portrait Chamber just inside the attraction is really stretching. And even if it is, I’m not sure whether the ceiling is rising or the floor is dropping. It’s spooky. And since 1971, no one has been able to explain the sightings of dancing ghosts in the Grand Ballroom--there’s no projector to be found. Though we Disney fans are spooked speechless, we’d be more scared if Disney had ever changed this attraction. It’s classically terrifying, and we love it!

By Rebekah Tyndall Burkett