The Grim Grinning Ghosts have an exciting update for the grounds of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction!
The additions will build on the story and lore of the Haunted Mansion. It will include an expanded outdoor queue to immerse guests in enhanced theming, as well as a new retail shop adjacent to the attraction’s exit.
Local legend suggests the manor known today as the Haunted Mansion was first built by a prosperous sea captain. To this day, the mansion’s staff faithfully maintains the happy haunting grounds. The expanded queue will tie into these stories and more, including new gardens inspired by Master Gracey, Madame Leota and the one-eyed cat.
Each of the gardens will feature unique elements ranging from a water fountain and gazebo to themed statuary and landscaping. In fact, guests will be able to see a new greenhouse where the groundskeepers for the Haunted Mansion grow their plants. The pet cemetery and horse-drawn funeral hearse will continue to reside on the attraction’s grounds.
Meanwhile, the carriage house of the mansion, belonging to Leota, will be a standalone shop. More details will be announced in the future.
There will also be a new elevator exit from the Haunted Mansion for guests with disabilities.
Construction begins in January 2024.
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