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Celebrating 13 Frightfully Fun Seasons of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

What’s This? The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland park reopens today as Haunted Mansion Holiday, with the classic attraction taken over by the citizens of Halloween Town for the 13th year in a row.

This year, in honor of that unluckiest of anniversaries, several new surprises have been added to the mix. Of course, Jack Skellington and company couldn’t do it all alone. They got some help from the Creative Entertainment team, including Creative Director Steven Davison and Senior Designer Brian Sandahl.

Brian recently took us behind the scenes at Haunted Mansion Holiday to share how they’ve brought the attraction to life for 13 seasons.

So head on over to Haunted Mansion Holiday to see what’s new for this year, and be sure to check back on the Disney Parks Blog later this month, when we reveal additional surprises coming as part of “Limited Time Magic!”

Read more about Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort on the Disney Parks Blog:


  • We are going to be at Disney World for the ” Not so scary Halloween” is there anything going on that week?

  • I got to ride it last night on friday the 13th!! Loved what you added to the stretching room and its always fun to see what the bakers come up with the gingerbread house each year!! I am sure there are other things I might have missed this time. But I will be enjoying it many times this season!! Job well done!!

  • i could not make it today i am sad it is my jewish holiday i am going next week i cant wait to see it did you know 13 seasons of haunted mansion holiday friday sept. 13,2013 that would be 13 13 13 and 13 seasons of haunted mansion holiday friday dec.13, 2013 so that would be 13 13 13 can you believe that jack and sally are happy about that

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