Haunted Mansion Overview | Disneyland Attractions

Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

Hop aboard a doom buggy and encounter some happy haunts as you tour Disneyland‘s Haunted Mansion!

Haunted Mansion Details

Disneyland Resort Park Disneyland
Location in Park New Orleans Square
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests Kids, Teens, Adults
Thrill Type Slow ride, dark, and scary
Hours Open to Park Close
Wait Times Moderate
FastPass Yes
Accessibility Information Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Attraction Overview

The Haunted Mansion Entryway
The Haunted Mansion Entryway, photo by Justin Cheung, Flickr.com

Welcome Foolish Mortals to an attraction that is dying to have you join in on the fun. The Haunted Mansion may seem spooky on the outside, but once you start your journey, you’ll see for yourself its full of happy haunts. You’ll get the opportunity to tour this famous mysterious house and learn all the secrets that live inside it forever with all the spirits who reside there. This beloved attraction opened in 1969 and has been thrilling guests ever since.

Happy haunts on Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
Happy Haunts in The Haunted Mansion, photo by Chris Murray

When entering the grounds of The Haunted Mansion, you will find yourself intertwining around a graveyard with some tombstones that have many clever rhymes. Of course, this house seems to be abandoned from the outside so you will find many overgrown plants and even a hearse with an invisible horse leading the way. Once you enter the home, you will be greeted by a house servant who brings you into the first room that’s sure to stretch your imagination.

Before you know it, you’ll find yourself in a chamber with no windows and no doors. This is when you meet the narrator of the attraction, the Ghost Host, who will ask if you can find a way out. All around you, guests will find the walls getting taller and taller, and portraits that seem normal begin to stretch and show residents of The Haunted Mansion revealed to be in some stressful situations. This is when a secret passage will bring you into a long hallway of moving portraits.

The Hatbox Ghost inside Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
The Hatbox Ghost inside The Haunted Mansion, photo by Harsh Light, Flickr.com

Shortly after walking through this hallway, you will be entering your own Doom Buggy, which brings you through a slow-paced tour of The Haunted Mansion and all of its famous ghosts. You’ll see that the house is alive itself by seeing breathing doors and even wallpaper with eyes that watch you take your tour. Before you know it these Happy Haunts will begin to materialize and show themselves.

Doom Buggies inside The Haunted Mansion
Doom Buggies inside The Haunted Mansion, photo by Cory Doctorow

Guests will find themselves in many iconic rooms that show the history of The Haunted Mansion, such as a ballroom filled with spirits dancing. Additionally, an attic reveals the mysterious Master Gracey’s secrets, singing busts in a graveyard, and even a seance from the famous Madam Leota. As you get ready to leave The Haunted Mansion, you will see HitchHiking Ghosts around your Doom Buggy. Be careful to make sure a ghost doesn’t follow you home.

The Attic Scene in The Haunted Mansion
The Attic Scene in The Haunted Mansion, photo by Loren Javier on Flickr


Disneyland Haunted Mansion Location Map

Location & Wait Times

You can find the Haunted Mansion between Pirates of The Caribbean and the beginning of Critter Country. The Haunted Mansion is right in the heart of New Orleans Square, located by The Disneyland Railroad. With this attraction having Doom Buggies constantly running, you will find a moderate wait time.

Tombstones outside of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
Clever tombstones sayings to entertain you in the queue , photo by Harsh Light on Flickr

Queue Experience

The queue for The Haunted Mansion is through the grounds of the home itself outside. You’ll find yourself getting a good laugh from many funny engraved tombstones, which give you a preview of what’s to come inside. The second half of your wait for this attraction is indoors, including the stretching chamber in the hallway of moving portraits.

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Written by

Bobby Asen

Contributing Writer

Bobby has a strong passion for Walt Disney’s stories and the Disney Parks. From taking vacations to the parks, to being an Annual Passholder, to working as a cast member for seven years at Magic Kingdom, his passion for Disney continues to grow. After visiting every Disney Park in the world, Bobby knew he wanted to share his experiences and his love for Disney in his writing.

3 comments on “Haunted Mansion Overview | Disneyland Attractions

  1. I’m a Halloween year round type of gal. I adore the Haunted Mansion from the eye catching queue to the seasonal changes of the ride. It is always a must ride when visiting the mouse house.

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