As the Sun Goes Down In Magic Kingdom, This Classic Attraction Goes Down With It

Haunted Mansion
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Out of each Disney Park making up Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom is undoubtedly the most classic. It’s the oldest Park out of the four and holds all of the quintessential Disney attractions.

Rides such as Peter Pan’s Flight, “it’s a small world, “Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, and the Haunted Mansion can all be found in Magic Kingdom.

walt at magic kingdom

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However, being the oldest Disney Park comes with its own challenges. On the one hand, Magic Kingdom is the theme park with the most attractions, but on the other hand, these attractions are prone to technical difficulties due to their age.

On February 23, as the sun was setting, one of Magic Kingdom’s most beloved attractions went down with it: the Haunted Mansion.


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Loved by many for its perfect mixture of whimsical spookiness, the Haunted Mansion is easily one of the Magic Kingdom Park’s most popular rides. Nobody can resist the jaunty tune of “Grim Grinning Ghosts” nor the frightening ambiance of the pre-show. The Haunted Mansion puts the dark in ‘dark ride,’ creating an extra scary environment.

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However, Guests who love the Haunted Mansion were disappointed to find the attraction listed as ‘Temporarily Closed’ on the Walt Disney World mobile app.

We’re unsure as to why the attraction was closed. Perhaps the 999 Happy Haunts got too mischievous? Maybe Madame Leota’s seance was too potent? In more serious suggestions, it was likely due to the technical difficulties of being an older attraction.

Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts

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The attraction remained closed for an hour or so but was up and running again by the end of the night. At the time of this article’s publication, the Haunted Mansion is currently available for Guests to enjoy, and the Hitchhiking Ghosts are following Guests home once again.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.