Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion to Close Soon

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A room that stretches, a hallway that goes on forever and hitchhiking ghosts are all part of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Located in New Orleans Square, the mansion building was completed by 1963, but the attraction did not open until August 1969. //// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 1960 to 1969, major changes and additions were made to Disneyland. - Date of photo: VARIOUS - disney.bydecade.1960s -- Photo by: VARIOUS

Can you believe that Disneyland is already getting ready for the Halloween season? Summer isn’t even over yet, but fall is right around the corner.  This change to the Halloween season is marked by the closure of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park for the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay that will take over the attraction for a limited time.  This overlay usually lasts from the Halloween season through the Christmas season.  In 2020, I went to the Disneyland Resort over Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend with a friend.  We were able to see Haunted Mansion Holiday during our visit, and we experienced the attraction several times because as locals to Walt Disney World, we do not get this holiday overlay at the Magic Kingdom.

According to the Disneyland website, the Haunted Mansion will close on August 15, 2022 through September 1, 2022 to reopen on September 2nd as Haunted Mansion Holiday.  I was a tad concerned that the construction of the overlay would take awhile since I am visiting Disneyland in mid-September.  However, this festive Nightmare Before Christmas overlay will be operational when I visit.

If you have never experienced Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park, you should try to go.  The Haunted Mansion attraction changes to accommodate the ghoulish characters from the Nightmare Before Christmas including Jack in his Christmas finest. You are taken through a variety of scenes that allow one to experience Christmas from the view of the citizens of Halloween Town.  Guests get to see Oogie Boogie causing mischief and other characters taking in the Christmastime spirit.

Have you ever experienced Haunted Mansion Holiday?  Let us know about your experience in the comments!


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