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Will This Classic Disney Ride Ever Be Repaired?

Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts
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From Walt Disney World Resort to Disneyland Resort, certain attractions are known as the quintessential Disney rides.

it's a small world Magic Kingdom

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Each classic ride can be found on either side of the country, either at Magic Kingdom or Disneyland Park. The list of classic attractions includes “it’s a small world,” Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Peter Pan’s Flight, and more.

But none is more revered and beloved than the Haunted Mansion.

Ballroom

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The Haunted Mansion is so well-received that it’s been duplicated in nearly each Disney Park:

In Disneyland Park’s New Orleans Square lies the Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square is home to the second Haunted Mansion, Tokyo Disneyland also has a Haunted Mansion, Disneyland Paris offers Phantom Manor, and Hong Kong Disneyland offers Mystic Manor.

However, the original attraction of Disneyland Resort has been damaged for decades, with no signs of repair in view.

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According to many reports,  New Orleans Square’s Haunted Mansion has sustained a “bullet-hole” on one of the glass panels inside the attraction. A Guest entered the attraction with a firearm (a .22 caliber rifle, specifically) in 1974 and shot at a Ghost, leaving behind a real bullet hole in their wake.

haunted mansion bullet hole (left), haunted mansion bullet hole with spider (right)

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Though the hole has been covered with a little spider to disguise the cracks in the glass as spiderwebs. While this is easily one of Walt Disney Imagineering’s most clever coverups, it hasn’t masked the story in its entirety.

While it’s technically caused permanent damage to one of Disneyland Park’s star attractions, it’s also created an infamous talking point that has held Guests’ interest for decades.

At this time, it doesn’t seem that Disney will repair this bullet hole.

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.