Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Ride
Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Ride is one of the most well-known attractions at Magic Kingdom. Between the fantastic queue, dramatic pre-show, and chilly doom buggy ride, guests will find themselves enthralled by this attraction!
Not only that, the ghosts that reside in the Haunted Mansion love for guests to visit. They are friendly ghosts, after all.
This article covers Disney World’s Haunted Mansion and includes essential details for adding the attraction to your next vacation. Trust me. You don’t want to miss it!
Updated April 17, 2022
The table below lists quick reference information for experiencing the Haunted Mansion.
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Eligible for Genie+
Seats Per Vehicle:
Two to Three per Doombuggy
Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults
There’s an on-ride photo opportunity in the first half of the ride.
Haunted Mansion at Disney World
The Haunted Mansion ranks high on most guests’ must-do lists. One of the greatest things about the attraction is that there’s nothing scary about it, even though it’s a haunted house.
Because Haunted Mansion is considered a family attraction, it will work well for any age with no ride restrictions. Unfortunately, it also means that lines for the attraction will be reasonably lengthy the majority of the day.
And if the name of this attraction still scares you a bit, you can take it from me. It’s not scary. I refuse to watch scary movies or visit any haunted houses.
They scare me! But the Haunted Mansion isn’t frightening and is one of my all-time favorite attractions. However, it is a bit dark.
The Haunted Mansion’s standby queue is also worth taking the time to see if the lines are reasonable. In addition, the queue offers excellent views of Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Square Riverboat.
Eventually, you’ll make your way down to the cemetery and tombs right before the main entrance. This area provides a few interactive elements along with grave humor, literally.
Once you are escorted inside the foyer, prepare to wait momentarily before advancing into the parlor.
Before you know it, you’ll find yourself sinking to the lower level and released into another line. Or so it seems.
If you are at Magic Kindom on a busy day, I would take my time and let the stretching room clear out before attempting to join the line. In the overall scheme of things, there will not be that many guests getting ahead of you.
Sometimes this specific area becomes a bit of a stampede with people trying to push to the front of the line. However, letting a few people go ahead shouldn’t affect the outcome of your experience or overall day.
You’ll then enter a second line that usually moves pretty swiftly. There you will step onto a moving platform where your doom buggy awaits. Typically, two adults and one small child or similar can easily fit into each doom buggy.
For those of you with the Memory Maker, you’ll want to take advantage of the Haunted Mansion PhotoPass.
During the initial hallway of the Haunted Mansion, several picture frames are hanging on the wall. This area is where the on-ride photo opportunity is located. So make sure to smile as you look straight ahead.
The Haunted Mansion has several different scenes as you make your way through. There’s also a fun area where you face a couple of mirrors and realize that you aren’t alone in your doom buggy.
It’s always fun to see which Hitch-hiking ghosts will materialize before you.
As far as the best time to ride Haunted Mansion goes, it’s important to remember that lines will typically be very long the majority of the day. Therefore, it’s usually better to try and ride before 10:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. or so, depending on that day’s hours of operation.
When you exit the Haunted Mansion, you might also notice the pet cemetery to the left-hand side.
To experience the Haunted Mansion via YouTube: Complete Ride
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I hope this article helped plan or answer your questions about Disney World’s Haunted Mansion.
In the comments: Do you plan to ride the Haunted Mansion on your vacation? What are your thoughts about this ride?