Are you trying to get yourself into the Christmas spirit, but still feeling that Halloween vibe? Well, there just might be an attraction that incorporates two of your favorite holidays into one! For the 19th year, Disneyland Resort is featuring Haunted Mansion Holiday, a Nightmare Before Christmas themed overlay on the classic Haunted Mansion attraction. Here are some fun facts you may not know about the Haunted Mansion overlay at Disneyland Resort.
Beginning with Zero– Jack Skellington and his ghost dog, Zero, appear at the beginning of the attraction on the ceiling of the stretching room in a fully animated sequence.
Grim Grinning Extras- Jack brings with him over two dozen extra animated spooks when he takes over for Haunted Mansion Holiday. Be on the lookout for some new and unique characters not found on the original attraction.
Glowing Graveyard – Ghoulish, jagged-edged Ice Angels are added to the graveyard each year and create a spooky glow in the Graveyard scene. The Graveyard is also covered with over 7,500 square feet of snow. UV paint enhances the snow’s creepy glow and over 1,000 tiny lights are used to decorate the trees. It is a chilling sight to behold.
Ghastly Garland- For the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay “Black Gnarly” garland is hung and draped all around the inside and outside of the attraction.
13 Days of Christmas- Madame Leota’s ball is transformed into a Christmas ornament and 13 cards featuring the gifts from her “ghoul love” are spinning around. The voice for the seasonal attraction is Imagineer Kim Irvine, the daughter of Leota Toombs, the original Madame Leota.
Haunted Gingerbread House- Every year there is a particularly sweet creation added to the Haunted Mansion overlay in the form of a gingerbread house, proving that even a gingerbread house can be haunted! This year, on the 50th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland Resort, the gingerbread house is a 10-foot tall Haunted Mansion replica! The house contains 120 pounds of frosting and over 30 pounds of gingerbread! Spooky sweet!
Ghostly Glow- The Haunted Mansion facade is lit up with over 400 flickering candles and over 100 shining jack-o-lanterns to create a ghostly glow.
Seasonal Scents- The sweet smell of gingerbread is wafted throughout the Grand Hall to tantalize the senses of both guests and ghouls.
Pardon our Dust- Cobwebs are purposely kept and not cleaned year-round to create a scene worthy of Mr. Skellington and his crew of Happy Haunts.
Haunted Mansion Holiday is truly what happens when the worlds of Halloween and Christmas collide!