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Demolition Begins on Haunted Mansion: Iconic Attraction Turned to Rubble

Haunted Mansion demolition
Credit: @JPAdventurer on Twitter, taylor gregory on Unsplash

We know it’s just a ride queue, but ouch! This stings…

The Haunted Mansion is undeniably one of the most iconic and beloved attractions at the Disneyland Resort. This eerie ride, known for its captivating storyline and immersive experience, has captured the imaginations of guests for decades.

However, there comes a time when even the most treasured attractions require a bit of sprucing up to ensure they continue to provide magical experiences for future generations.

Hitchhiking Ghosts Haunted Mansion

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In an effort to enhance the Haunted Mansion’s allure, Disneyland has announced that the ride will temporarily close its doors on January 22, 2024. This closure will allow for a much-needed refurbishment, as well as the removal of the Haunted Mansion Holiday decorations.

Today, fans were shocked to see construction work has already begun, setting the stage for an exciting new chapter in the Haunted Mansion’s history.

Related: Fans Say Goodbye to Haunted Mansion; Attraction Set to Close Indefinitely Next Week

Haunted Mansion Holiday

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A Change Is Coming!

The anticipation surrounding this renovation project is palpable, with fans eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the revamped attraction. Even though the closure may leave some visitors disappointed during their visit, it’s essential to remember that this temporary inconvenience is necessary to ensure the long-term preservation and enjoyment of this timeless classic.

One fan recently had the opportunity to capture a snapshot that showcases the early stages of construction. This captivating image showcases the remnants of the old Haunted Mansion ride queue, which is in the process of being replaced as part of the refurbishment.

As the fan’s photo reveals, the area is filled with rubble, marking the beginning of a transformation that will undoubtedly rejuvenate the ride’s ambiance and atmosphere.

While it is incredibly jarring to see, this behind-the-scenes glimpse into the construction process serves as a tantalizing teaser for what is to come.

While it’s difficult to fully envision the final result, this image ignites the imagination and builds excitement within the Haunted Mansion fan community. The renovation promises to breathe new life into the ride, ensuring that it continues to captivate and delight guests for years to come.

A Month of Refurbishments

It’s important to note that such refurbishments are not uncommon in Disney Parks. They are a testament to the company’s commitment to providing an unparalleled guest experience. By investing in these updates and improvements, Disneyland reaffirms its dedication to creating magical memories and keeping its attractions fresh, relevant, and enchanting.

Many closings and openings are set to happen at Disneyland Resort this month, so fans visiting should be prepared.

Related: More Than One Classic Disney Attraction is at Risk For Demolition to Make Room for New Expansion

As the Haunted Mansion prepares for this transformative journey, fans eagerly await the chance to once again immerse themselves in the spellbinding world of ghostly apparitions and eerie encounters. The closure may be temporary, but the excitement and anticipation surrounding the refurbished ride are boundless.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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