They say 13 is an unlucky number, so it’s funny that this should happen on February 13th of all days…
Walt Disney World Resort is home to four theme parks, each hosting a unique lineup of offerings for Guests to enjoy. But it cannot be denied that Magic Kingdom is the most magical (as the name implies).
Magic Kingdom is home to the absolute classics, such as “it’s a small world,” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, and Peter Pan’s Flight, to name a few. But one of the most beloved is the Haunted Mansion.
The Haunted Mansion is delightfully spooky, whimsical, eerie, and entertaining all at once. With such ‘Ghoulish Delights,’ it’s no wonder this classic dark ride is so beloved.
But this morning, the Liberty Square attraction showed something rather strange on the My Disney Experience app…
Instead of a 5 or 15-minute wait, the Haunted Mansion displayed a mysterious 13-minute wait this morning on the Disney World mobile app.
Although this seems peculiar, diehard fans will recognize this as a neat little easter egg: the Haunted Mansion displays a 13-minute wait time when there is no wait time! So if you ever see this while visiting Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, don’t walk, run to Liberty Square for a walk-on wait time for the Haunted Mansion!
However, any Guest visiting Magic Kingdom this morning was in for a rude awakening after making a dash for the advertised walk-on wait time.
Shortly after showing a 13-minute wait time, the Haunted Mansion swiftly closed its doors, and has remained closed since.
At the time of this article’s publication, the Haunted Mansion is still listed as ‘Temporarily Closed’ on the Disney World mobile app. There’s no telling when this attraction will reopen, so keep checking the Disney World mobile app for real-time updates.
Until then, it seems that Madame Leota, the Ghost Host, and any other Grim Grinning Ghost will have to wait.