This New Orleans Square attraction opened August 9, 1969 and is the home of 999 happy haunts but there is “always room for one more” as Disneyland park guests take a spirited tour aboard their doom-buggy.
Frightful Delights Await. Dearly depart into a foreboding estate, drag your body to the dead center of the Portrait Chamber and watch as the walls begin to stretch before your eyes. Climb into your waiting Doom Buggy and embark on a shivering journey into an unearthly realm.
The disembodied voice of the Ghost Host is your private guide through the cadaverous dwelling—home to grinning ghosts and other spectral surprises.
Glide past a rattling casket in the conservatory. Head off to Madame Leota’s spooky séance room. Float by the Grand Ballroom and its waltzing apparitions. Take a spin through a cemetery where the spirited residents regale you with song.
Beware of lurking hitchhikers—these phantom pranksters may try to follow you home!
The Pet cemetery.
This is the chandelier (with natural light) upon entering the house.
The same chandelier once the doors are closed.
Enter the famous stretching room.
The Ambassador, The Dynamite Guy Profession Foreign Ambassador (presumed)
Big Hobbs, Hobbs, and Skinny Hobbs. They were notorious gamblers and late one night were chased out into the bayou near the Disneyland Haunted Mansion. They decide to play cards to see who will carry who across the quicksand, which they thought was mud, but while stacked up on top of each other, they sank into the quicksand and drowned.
Tightrope Walker also known as:
Ally Gal, Sally Slater, Sarah "Sally" Slater.
Part of Constance's character originates from the Marc Davis designed Stretching Room portrait of the old woman on her late-husband's tombstone. In a deleted 1968 script by X. Atencio the portrait is referred to as being "Widow Abigail Patecleaver" but this history was discarded.
Though George Hightower never physically appears in the ride itself, he makes two appearances. Firstly, his likeness is carved into a bust placed at his tomb, as shown in a Stretching Room portrait where his killer is sitting atop his tombstone after placing a hatchet into his bust. His second appearance is in the attic, where he appears in the form of a wedding portrait which he took with Constance which depicts the two of them together, only for his head to disappear from his shoulders, referencing his ultimate fate.
The Hatbox Ghost looms over guests as they enter the cemetery in their doom-buggy in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park.
Guests should beware of hitchhiking ghosts in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park as they could follow them home.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".