It’s Halloween Time at Disneyland and that’s when the Haunted Mansion gets a spooky new look! Each year the ride is closed while the enhancements are made to both the interior and exterior only to reopen a few weeks later, made over into the Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Over the years I’ve taken photos of the creepy additions to the exterior decor but you’ll have to summon your courage and survey the inside of the ride yourself…if you dare! Jack Skellington and his crew from the Tim Burton movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas take over every cobwebbed corner of the Mansion, complete with a coffin instead of a sleigh on the rooftop!
Even if you’ve been in the Haunted Mansion in the past, this Halloween version is completely different and over-the-top detailed. This ride seems to get more elaborate every year, the transformation is truly incredible! It’s amazing at night too, when all those candelabras flicker just like real candlelight and the jack o’ lanterns grimace and glow!
The ride keeps it’s The Nightmare Before Christmas theme until just after the end of the year and then the “999 Happy Haunts” return the Mansion to its usual spooky self! If you can’t make it to the Parks this year to see Haunted Mansion Holidays, you can still get in the Halloween spirit by printing your own “Death Certificate” at home! Find the PDF at Doombuggies.