Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park: An Idea that Couldn’t be Laid to Rest

Today is the first day of Halloween Time here at the Disneyland Resort. Pumpkins are everywhere and guest favorite, Haunted Mansion Holiday, is opening. Did you know that the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland park was one of Walt Disney’s ideas for the park even before it was built? Here we are, 45 years after its August 9, 1969, opening and it is still haunting guests each day. In celebration of the attraction’s anniversary and the opening of Haunted Mansion Holiday today, we thought this was the perfect time to dig up historical footage of the Haunted Mansion from our archives. You’ll see Walt Disney showing off a model of the Haunted Mansion and interviews with the Imagineers who turned his idea into a reality. You’ll also find out why the mansion is so pristine on the outside, while dilapidated and creepy on the inside. It’s a fun video – a scream, really. Enjoy!


  • I love Haunted Mansion Holiday! Can’t wait to ride it!!!!

  • I would love to see this happen at Walt Disney World, as well! We try to come out every couple years to experience all the new things WDW has to offer, and I would be over the moon excited at a Haunted Mansion Holiday!

    Great video!

  • Has there ever been any serious talk about doing Holiday Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World? Haunted Mansion is my absolute favorite of all time, and my youngest daughter is a Nightmare Before Christmas fanatic. But, we are Floridians, we’ve never been able to go all the way out to Disneyland :,(

  • Wow, didn’t know the opening day was August 9th. That’s our wedding anniversary and Haunted Mansion is our favorite in the Disney Parks. You learn something new every day! #DisneySide

  • I love Haunted Mansion Holiday!

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