Another must see attraction for many at the Disneyland Park of California is the Haunted Mansion. It has gained a loyal following throughout the years and has spawned its own movies, just like the nearby Pirates of the Caribbean.
This review and video of the Haunted Mansion should give you an idea of what to expect. Be warned, however, that some may find the attraction too intense and/or scary.
The Disneyland website offers this in the way of description for the attraction/ride:
“Dear Foolish Mortals,
You are hereby invited to a spirited tour via “buggy” of the home and estate of a prosperous yet departed sea captain whose elegant 19th-century mansion in the New Orleans Square was once the setting for some of the most prominent social gatherings this side of the Mississippi.”
House servants (cast members) direct guests into the mansion and then into an octagonal portrait gallery. Things start to get creepy almost immediately as the room appears as if it is stretching revealing some more interesting details to those portraits.
Then the lights go out, some screams are heard, and you are directed towoards your “Doom Buggy.” These ride vehicles continue on a track throughout the interiors of the mansion, which, of course, is filled with all things eery.
The Haunted Mansion changes, somewhat, during the Christmas holiday period. During that time, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas comes alive at the attraction as Jack Skellington presents a Christmas makeover.
As previously mentioned, this attraction may be too scary for some, especially young children. Still, for those that are brave enough, a hauntingly good time can be had.
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Special thanks to the excellent YouTube® video shown above provided by ThomasTheImagineer.