We are ready for even more spook from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.
On Tuesday, August 29, Disney Parks officially announced that the Haunted Mansion attraction is getting an expansion in 2024. This comes on the heels of 2023’s Haunted Mansion film starring LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, and Rosario Dawson.
According to an official release shared via the Disney Parks Blog, “The stately grounds of the Haunted Mansion will expand with a spirited metamorphosis at Disneyland Resort next year. In 2024, the additions will build on the story and lore of the Haunted Mansion and 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,” the release continues. “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.”
The expanded Haunted Mansion attraction will also feature a new greenhouse that will exist alongside the pet cemetery and horse-drawn funeral hearse. The carriage house of the Haunted Mansion, which belongs to Madame Leota, will now be a standalone shop.
Other updates announced in the same release include changes to the plaza adjacent to Tiana’s palace. Disney revealed that the area will add “a new, elegant park-like setting [that] will be a place to relax and enjoy the ambiance and live entertainment under the shade of new and historic trees.”
The Haunted Mansion originally opened at Disneyland on August 12, 1969. Over the years, it’s been hailed as one of the most popular and beloved classic attractions at Disney theme parks. While some fans are always resistant to changes and updates, we’re excited to see the expansion of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.
All of these constructions at the Haunted Mansion are scheduled to begin in January 2024 at Disneyland… and we are looking forward to seeing the results!