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Disney Parks Attractions Around the World: Haunted Mansion

posted on October 31st, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Haunted Mansion is a favorite attraction for many Disney Parks guests. Here at Disneyland park, the 999 happy haunts have been frightening guests since 1969 in New Orleans Square. But did you know the Haunted Mansion is the only Disney Parks attraction to be located within different lands at other Disney Parks around the world? At Walt Disney World Resort, you can find the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square; look for the grim, grinning ghosts in Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland. At Disneyland Paris, the Haunted Mansion is known as Phantom Manor, and it is located in Frontierland.

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park

Not only are these manors and mansions located in different lands, but each has a different theme and design. At Disneyland park, many people believe that the Haunted Mansion bears a striking resemblance to a Baltimore mansion. However, the truth is that a variety of designers and architects worked on its design, resulting in a mansion that embodies an architectural style and interior that was popular in the South in the mid-1850s.

The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park The Haunted Mansion at Tokyo Disneyland

Over at Walt Disney World Resort, the design required a little something different since the Haunted Mansion would be located in Liberty Square rather than New Orleans Square. Therefore, instead of looking like a Southern estate, the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park was designed to look like a gothic manor from the Eastern seaboard. At Tokyo Disneyland, a similar gothic style – with dark bricks, stone finishes and ominous turrets – creates the same ominous effect, even though it is located in Fantasyland.

“Phantom

The most recent version of this beloved attraction opened in 1992 in Frontierland at Disneyland Paris. Set in an aged, rundown wooden home from the Old West, this attraction took on a new name: Phantom Manor. Phantom Manor features some of the classic Haunted Mansion scenes with an Old West twist.

Yesterday on the Disney Parks Blog Facebook page, we asked which all of the different versions of this classic Disney Parks attraction is the spookiest. Fans voted Magic Kingdom number 1 with Disneyland park second. Which is your favorite?

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6 Comments

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Ricardo from TX on October 31st, 2013 at 1:09 pm

The Haunted Mansion is my favorite attraction too! I have been fortunate to visit the attractions in Orlando, Anaheim and Paris. The Tokyo Mansion was CLOSED when I visited the park!! I was crushed! But one day I will get there again! :)

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david on October 31st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I have only been to Disneyland and WDW, but my favorite is The Disneyland Haunted Mansion because of the architecture and setting, it seems a little more eerie! David in Ohio

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Addie on October 31st, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Isn’t there also the haunted mansion that just opened up in Disneyland Hong Kong? The exterior looks quite odd to me but they say it’s their haunted mansion.

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Douglas on October 31st, 2013 at 1:50 pm

My favorite is Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris. I like the fact that the story is told as you progress through the mansion. Aside from the one at Disneyland it actually looks spooky from the outside whereas WDW’s looks like an old factory.

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Lee on October 31st, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I would have to say Haunted Mansion M.K. however I may be partial because that was my very first ride I went on at Disney.

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Gregory on October 31st, 2013 at 2:55 pm

” the Haunted Mansion is the only Disney Parks attraction to be located within different lands at other Disney Parks around the world.” Maybe “around the world” means at all other parks. I know there are attractions in Disneyland Park that aren’t even in Magic Kingdom Park, but one of the others at WDW

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