Haunted Mansion Announces Plan for Its Closing

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This is important news for fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

Every year, millions of fans make the pilgrimage to one of the Disney Parks for a magical, one-of-a-kind vacation. For so many people visiting the Parks is the highlight of their year. Many repeating Guests love the sense of familiarity that the Parks have. When it comes to Disney’s most popular rides and attractions, fans look forward to experiencing them every time they go to the Parks.

When you think of iconic Disney attractions, the Haunted Mansion will very likely come to mind. This attraction has stolen the hearts of Guests for decades and has established itself as one of the most beloved rides of all time.

For many Guests, a visit to Disney would not be complete without experiencing this ride. Unfortunately, that will not be possible for Guests planning to visit late this summer.

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Ride Overlay Means Park Closures

It’s officially over halfway to Halloween and Christmas, and the Disney Parks are already gearing up for the festivities. At Disneyland Resort, this means giving Haunted Mansion a “merry macabre makeover.”

Every year, Disney turns the Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday. The Disney Park ride is transformed and given a Christmas and Halloween time theme based on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is a massive highlight for many fans visiting the Parks during the fall and winter months.

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When Will the Makeover Take Place?

According to Disney’s website, Disneylands Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction will be opening beginning September 1, 2023. Because of how intricate and massive this overlay is, Imagineers and Cast Members will likely have to close down the Haunted Mansion while they make the shift.

If you are planning a Disneyland Park trip and want to ride the Haunted Mansion, we recommend not waiting until the end of August to do so. As of now, Disney has not announced a closing date.

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It is so exciting that Disney’s holiday season is just around the corner for Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort!

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.