Hey there, fellow Disney fans! If you’re a lover of all things eerie and ghostly, I’ve got some spine-tingling news for you. Get ready to experience the chills and thrills like never before because Disneyland has just dropped an announcement that’s sure to send shivers down your spine. Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is getting a supernatural makeover, and we’re here to give you the hauntingly good details!
Picture this: you’re strolling through the iconic Disneyland Resort, and suddenly you find yourself in the midst of a ghostly metamorphosis. In 2024, the Haunted Mansion is set to grow its ghostly grounds with some hair-raising additions. But fear not, because these expansions are all about enhancing the eerie atmosphere and taking you deeper into the mansion’s mysterious lore.
First up, let’s talk about the queue – that line you’ve stood in before, eager to embark on your spectral adventure. Well, get ready to be immersed in a world of enhanced theming. The new outdoor queue is going to be more than just a line; it’s going to be an experience. As you wait, you’ll be surrounded by the chilling tales of the mansion’s history, including the story of a sea captain who built the place. Talk about setting the spooky mood!
And hold onto your ghost-catching nets because there’s more! Ever wished you could take home a piece of the Haunted Mansion magic? Say hello to the all-new retail shop, right next to the attraction’s exit. It’s like a spooky treasure trove filled with eerie merchandise that’ll make any Disney fan giddy with excitement. This standalone shop, the brainchild of Madame Leota herself, promises to add a whole new layer of enchantment to your visit.
But that’s not all – let’s talk gardens. These new outdoor spaces will be inspired by the likes of Master Gracey, Madame Leota, and even a mysterious one-eyed cat. Imagine wandering through lush gardens adorned with water fountains, cozy gazebos, and captivating statuary that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped into a supernatural dreamland. And here’s a cool tidbit: you’ll even catch a glimpse of the greenhouse where the mansion’s dedicated groundskeepers nurture their plants. Spooky botany, anyone?
Don’t worry, your favorite Haunted Mansion staples aren’t going anywhere. The pet cemetery and the iconic horse-drawn funeral hearse will still be right there, adding to the eerie charm of the place.
And oh, did we mention Madame Leota? She’s breaking out of the mansion’s walls and making her presence felt with the brand-new retail shop. Housed in her very own carriage house, this shop promises to be a treasure trove of spectral delights that’ll have you “dying” to know more.
But wait, there’s more magic in store! The area adjacent to Tiana’s Palace is also in for an elegant transformation. Imagine relaxing under the shade of historic trees in a picturesque park-like setting, soaking in the ambiance, and enjoying live entertainment. It’s like a dream come true for anyone seeking a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the park.
Construction kicks off in January 2024, and along with all the enchanting additions, there’ll be improvements to ensure everyone can enjoy the magic. For those with disabilities, a new elevator exit from the Haunted Mansion will be a welcome accessibility enhancement.
So, fellow adventurers, mark your calendars for 2024 because it’s going to be a year of ghostly wonders and spine-chilling thrills at the Haunted Mansion. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates, and remember: those eerie objects in Leota’s garden? They’re about to cast their spell on your imagination!
Stay spooky, Disney lovers!