This month marks the 41st Anniversary of the grand opening of one of the most popular attractions at the Disneyland park, the Haunted Mansion. The 999 happy haunts who “live” at the Southern mansion in New Orleans Square have been spooking guests since 1969. Every day thousands of brave souls board a “Doom Buggy” and take a ghostly tour through the haunted hallways and rooms. It’s hard to believe that the original vision of the Haunted Mansion was a walk-through attraction called the Haunted House. It was a project that Walt Disney Imagineers started and stopped for 15 years, due other projects that kept taking priority. It finally opened as the Haunted Mansion on August 9, 1969. It was the first attraction developed and opened without Walt Disney (he had passed away two years before). Look for it on the big screen in a future film by The Walt Disney Studios and well-known filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. For now, enjoy what guests had to say about their favorite haunted house.
What do you love best about the Haunted Mansion?