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  • [Chat] Will the Haunted Mansion be open?

    We've seen that Disneyland will reopen soon but will the refurbished attractions be open? King Arthur's Carousel, Snow White and the Haunted Mansion were all undergoing refurb a year ago. I've seen posts on Snow White, and another post on some of the Mansions scaffolding being removed, but what of the attractions themselves? Any rumors?
    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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    With current ride restrictions, the Haunted Mansion cannot reopen yet (as it is an indoor ride). When the ride can reopen, there may be a small issue with the ride's Stretching rooms. The Magic Kingdom's version cut this portion out by leaving the doors open (to prevent crowding). But unlike the MK's version, Disneyland's Stretching rooms serves as an elevator to get under the park's berm. And even though they could use the portrait gallery's emergency stairwell to bypass this portion, wheelchairs & scooters would still need to use the Stretching rooms to enter and exit the attraction.

    If my memory was correct, the main focus of the extended refurbishment was fixing the Façade, after it was damaged from the 2019's Haunted Mansion's Holiday Decorations. I would assume it would be fixed by now.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
      If my memory was correct, the main focus of the extended refurbishment was fixing the Façade, after it was damaged from the 2019's Haunted Mansion's Holiday Decorations. I would assume it would be fixed by now.
      What happened with the decorations in 2019 that was different than the 18 years prior to that? Or was it damage caused by several cumulative years.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 9oldmen View Post
        What happened with the decorations in 2019 that was different than the 18 years prior to that? Or was it damage caused by several cumulative years.
        From what I've read it was cumulative, both inside and out.
        Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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        • #5
          I think it will be ready to open once restrictions allow as like others have mentioned and had been reported elsewhere the current renovation was external as the internal renovation happened in 2019 I believe. The damage was wear and tear from the overlays that happened over time not a single mishap.

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          • #6
            Another question is: will there be a Haunted Mansion Holiday this year? It doesn't seem fair that if the Haunted Mansion reopens with the rest of the park and then to shut down again in August for the overlay.

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            • #7
              ^^ I think it depends on capacity by that time. For example, WDW went lighter on the holiday festivities and didn’t decorate the castle the same way (to save money in my opinion). Since they couldn’t attract the crowds to justify the cost of setup, I don’t think they bothered. I could see the same happening for HM. Maybe this will be the year where the mansion can less Christmas-y for Halloween.

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              • #8
                Now that it has been confirmed that the Mansion will have some updated Magic in its dark halls (and not just the exterior, that we all thought)...what do you guys think that magic is?...so eager to find out

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                • #9
                  I saw it mentioned somewhere that the Hitchhiking Ghost will now be free to roam around or something to that effect. I guess in WDW they uses digital projection so the Hitchhiking Ghosts crawl around the guests and if that claim I read was correct then the same effect looks to have arrived here in DLR. I can't remember the source so it may not be credible.

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                  • #10
                    still something exciting to look forward to..even if there were no updates happening. Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DLHMFAN View Post
                      Another question is: will there be a Haunted Mansion Holiday this year? It doesn't seem fair that if the Haunted Mansion reopens with the rest of the park and then to shut down again in August for the overlay.
                      I think there's a good chance they'll skip it this year, but I don't know for sure.

                      As an aside, IMHO, HMH has seriously run its course. Classic HM is a far superior attraction, and as DLR continues aiming to be more of a "resort," keeping the true HM open year-round for non-regulars to enjoy seems worth considering.

                      Since they're reexamining everything operations-wise these days, this could - and IMHO should - be on the list to consider.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by md6379a View Post

                        Since they're reexamining everything operations-wise these days, this could - and IMHO should - be on the list to consider.
                        ONLY My Humble Opinion

                        If they go my the rules.......I think they can......
                        Disney can not pack guest in.....
                        But with the right number.......?.....
                        Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by md6379a View Post

                          I think there's a good chance they'll skip it this year, but I don't know for sure.

                          As an aside, IMHO, HMH has seriously run its course. Classic HM is a far superior attraction, and as DLR continues aiming to be more of a "resort," keeping the true HM open year-round for non-regulars to enjoy seems worth considering.

                          Since they're reexamining everything operations-wise these days, this could - and IMHO should - be on the list to consider.
                          I can still them easily bringing HMH back this year. The only issues that would prevent it, are Covid ride policies and budget expenditures. They could even delay the opening of HMH to October, to tie it to the new fiscal year budget, if there was a budget crunch.

                          Personally, I don't mind the attraction. Not a must-see in my book, but it doesn't bother me.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
                            Not a must-see in my book, but it doesn't bother me.
                            What bothers me is... it necessitates the closure of a must-see attraction, for nearly 1/3 of the year, every year!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by md6379a View Post

                              what bothers me is... It necessitates the closure of a must-see attraction, for nearly 1/3 of the year, every year!
                              i agree.................
                              Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by md6379a View Post

                                What bothers me is... it necessitates the closure of a must-see attraction, for nearly 1/3 of the year, every year!
                                I agree; Haunted Mansion Holiday should only run from November 17th to January 7th each season.

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