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Haunt Your Disney Side Winners Celebrate with Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at Magic Kingdom Park

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

If you remember our “Haunt Your Disney Side” contest, the grand prize was an experience only Disney Parks could deliver – a private party inside the Haunted Mansion followed by an overnight stay in Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Our winners, The Kummer family from Florida, recently joined us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we wanted to share with readers.


The Krummers kicked off their dream Disney Side celebration with an unforgettable after-hours party inside the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park. Their visit included a special performance by the Cadaver Dans, visits from spirits and late-night snacks inside the attraction.

Cinderella Castle Suite  Ready for the Winners of the 'Haunt Your Disney Side' Contest Haunt Your Disney Side Winners Celebrate with Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at Magic Kingdom Park

After the spooky Haunted Mansion visit, the family headed to Cinderella Castle where Major Domo welcomed the family with a special proclamation. The Krummers spent the night in the Castle Suite – decorated especially for the occasion.

Thank you to everyone who entered the “Haunt Your Disney Side” contest. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for one-of-a-kind opportunities like this in the future.


  • Wow. How did we miss this contest? We are DVC members and go every year and my husband is a retired detective that now does Paranormal Investigations as a hobby. He would have loved this.
    Congrats to the winners. I will look closer for contests from now on. lol

  • Just google “Haunt your side contest winners”… they had some cute costumes 🙂 Congrats, it looked awesome! I’ll keep entering maybe next time it will be us!

  • After we entered, my daughter kept asking me when the winners were going to posted. I never saw them. Must have missed it. I would love to see what they submitted for their winning entry. How can I do that? Thanks.

  • Oh, my goodness! It looked like it was a scary good time for the lucky winners! And those treats looked to die. I especially loved hearing the Cadaver Dans singing “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” What a thrill that must have been for the Krummers to have heard that song sung inside the Haunted Mansion. Wow!

  • this sounds awesome, so cool!!! I’d love to see this done for Disneyland maybe with a different attraction?? Maybe Tower of Terror, maybe Indiana Jones?

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