Haunted Mansion’s Demolition: Bulldozers Destroy Area Where Ride Once Was

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Fans are once again shocked by the amount of destruction happening on the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort.

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Right now, the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Resort is currently undergoing a significant expansion, which promises an exciting enhancement to the eerie atmosphere of this iconic attraction.

Embracing the rich storytelling and captivating lore of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, the expansion plans are designed to captivate visitors with an immersive experience like never before. One of the key highlights of this expansion is the expansion of the grounds surrounding the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, adding a new accessible ride queue and merchandise shop.

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Now that the Haunted Mansion renovation is officially underway, fans are beginning to grapple with how extreme this transformation will really be. Photos showing historic parts of the ride being demolished have caused more than a few fans to feel faint and distraught.

Fans Mourn Iconic Ride as Destruction Continues

The new additions aim to not just complement but elevate the existing story of the Haunted Mansion, offering visitors an enriched and enchanting journey through the realms of the supernatural.

Among the planned enhancements is the introduction of an expanded outdoor queue, meticulously designed to envelop guests in a world of enhanced theming and atmospheric suspense.

This extended accessible queue will serve as a prelude to the immersive adventure that awaits within the Haunted Mansion, setting the stage for what promises to be a spine-chilling and unforgettable Disney Park experience.

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In addition to the expanded outdoor queue, another exciting feature of the renovation includes the establishment of a new retail shop conveniently located adjacent to the attraction’s exit. This new shop is poised to offer guests a wide array of themed merchandise, allowing them to take a piece of the Haunted Mansion magic home with them.

From eerie souvenirs to exclusive collectibles inspired by the ghostly residents of the mansion, visitors will have the opportunity to extend their haunting experience beyond the ride itself.

While these developments are undeniably exciting, many fans are shocked by just how extreme this undertaking really is. The ride, which also has a location in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, is undeniably extremely special to fans.

The Reality of This Disneyland Demolition

Photos circulating online show just how drastic this renovation really is. These photos show a complete teardown of one of the park’s main areas.

One comment says,

“Oh… my god? I thought they were just re-doing a portion of the queue.”

It is clear that while fans might be excited about some of the new additions, overall, fans are worried about just how much of the original attraction Disney is destroying. Many fans feel that the ride represents a significant part of Disney’s history and should have been preserved better.

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With these upcoming enhancements, the Haunted Mansion is primed to become an even more integral part of the Disneyland Resort experience, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the chilling charm of this beloved attraction.

The expansion of the grounds, coupled with the introduction of the new retail shop, promises to enrich the overall guest experience and further solidify the allure of the Haunted Mansion as a must-visit destination within the park.

What do you think about this ride renovation?

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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