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INTERCOT > Theme Parks > Magic Kingdom > Liberty Square > Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion FastPass+ Enabled Attraction

Haunted Mansion

A rollicking romp with 999 happy haunts and incredible special effects. Board a Doom Buggy and prepare to be spooked as you glide through scary chambers while apparitions materialize all around you. Your friendly "ghost host" narrates your journey as you try to find your way out. But, be careful...a ghost might follow you home! Keep your eyes peeled for some classic residents, such as Madame Leota, the bride, the cemetery watchman and his fearful dog, and the dancing ballroom ghosts. Sing along as the Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!  

Probably the best part of this ride can be the macabre host and hostess cast members who at times really ham up the dead-pan humor. We have video of the whole ride, but much of it is too dark to see. Close your eyes and imagine you're there!

The standby queue was recently upgraded and is now "interactive." Four new hands-on experiences await in this spooky new queue: The Musical Crypt, Sepulcher of the Sea Captain, Tomb of the Posthumous Poetess, and the Secret Library. Try them all, if you dare!

FastPass+ Enabled Attraction

caution.gif (615 bytes) INTERCOT Alert: This "dark" attraction may be scary to younger children

Fun Facts:

  • Disney actually makes "dust" to scatter throughout this attraction to keep the haunted look!
     
  • The five singing busts in the graveyard scene warble the attraction’s theme song, “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” Though sometimes mistaken for Walt Disney, the face on the bust farthest to the left actually belongs to Thurl Ravenscroft, the song’s soloist. Ravenscroft is known to millions of fans as the voice of Tony the Tiger, the mascot of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal.
     
  • The witty epitaphs on the tombstones at the attraction’s entrance pay tribute to the designers, developers and artists who originally created The Haunted Mansion. One of the newest tombstones honors the late Walt Disney Imagineer Leota Thomas (her maiden name was Toombs). Periodically, Leota’s tombstone can be spotted slowly opening and closing the eyes on its sculpted head.
     
  • Madame Leota also graces the crystal ball in the attraction’s séance scene. Leota Thomas provided the face for the crystal ball, and voice artist Eleanor Audley provided the voice. Audley is also famous as the voice of the evil Maleficent in Disney’s classic animated feature “Sleeping Beauty.”
     
  • In addition to its home in the Liberty Square area at Walt Disney World Resort, The Haunted Mansion is featured at Disneyland Resort (in New Orleans Square), Tokyo Disneyland (in Fantasyland) and Disneyland Paris (known as Phantom Manor and located in Frontierland). It is the only Disney attraction to be featured in four different park “lands” worldwide.
     
  • Ghosts aren’t the only ones hiding in The Haunted Mansion. There are several “Hidden Mickeys” to be found as well. The ballroom scene features one of the most famous -- a plate and a pair of saucers on the dining table form Mickey’s familiar silhouette.
     
  • Legendary voice artist Paul Frees -- known to many as Boris Badenov from “The Bullwinkle Show” -- is the attraction’s narrator, or “ghost host.” 
     

    Attraction Video

    The Complete Attraction (9:37)

    beware of hitchhiking ghosts (:07)

    listen to the entire ride (6:44)

       

    Attraction Photos

    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) View from a Distance
    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) Pet Cemetery
    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) At the gates
    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) The graveyard
    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) Hearse in front of the Mansion
    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) Spooky at night....


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