Daylight Strikes Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The Haunted Mansion, and the different versions of it at Disney Parks around the globe, are among my favorite to write about because they have such great storylines – and stories – to tell.


In today’s sunrise shot, which was snapped by photographer Tom Bricker, you can see the sun rising over Phantom Manor at Disneyland Park (in Paris). Not only is it a lovely shot, but this photo actually illustrates a cool fun fact about the attraction: Unlike other Disney Parks around the world, this Haunted Mansion-type of attraction actually appears in Frontierland. (At Walt Disney World Resort, you can find it in Liberty Square, at the Disneyland Resort in California it’s located in New Orleans Square and at Tokyo Disneyland, it’s in Fantasyland).


  • Just a precision, with this orientation it’s not realy a sunrise but a sunset.

  • Great Picture! We also got a great one at dusk last summer. Such a great take on our favorite WDW attraction! A bit more grim than we’re used too yet very fun. We had a great cast member to make it even better. Just wish “Doom Buggy” & “Dead center of the room” would translate into French;-) Feel you should at least have those stay the same too. The back story and cemetery are wonderful additions.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture and reminder!

  • My daughter took me there last year and it was so cool. The cemetery was very spooky. This ride and the Pirate’s of the Caribbean was the best artfully done rides. Such attention to detail. But I still love WDW the best.

  • It’s nice at Walt Disney World Resort that they have multiple forms of translation. They have visual reflection for the deaf/hard of hearing, visual devices for the deaf/hard of hearing, and headphones with multiple languages for most rides/attractions. I’ve tried these to see how they work and they are really helpful for those in need.

  • Since 2009, the resort has been called ‘Disneyland Paris’, not ‘Disneyland Resort Paris’.

    I keep noticing this error on the Disney Parks Blog and thought I should just point it out.

  • I do wish this ride came with an English translation. It’s such a refreshing take on The Haunted Mansion & I love how it’s integrated with the Frontierland of Disneyland Paris. I’d love it even more if I understood what I was listening to!

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