The Haunted Mansion
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
Orlando, FL

The Haunted Mansion was the first haunted house I ever
attended. (Leave it to Disney to create a haunted attraction where a 4 year-old
can make it through unscathed) The Mansion’s 999 ghouls have been haunting
guests since 1971, but that doesn’t mean the scares are old as dirt. Disney
continues to update technology, while paying homage to everyone’s favorite
unearthly characters. A recent update includes an interactive queue that allows
guests to play ghastly tunes, help a ‘posthumous poetess’ complete a rhyme, and
decode a ‘cryptogram’. Despite its mild scare factor, The Haunted Mansion remains
a favorite of adults and children alike, providing spooktacular entertainment
that the whole family can enjoy. 

Is it Scary?

Disney says: “The
Haunted Mansion contains some mildly frightening subject matter. But there is
no gore, the ghostly residents are friendly and the experience is appropriate
for all ages.”

The Raven and
Black Cat Says
: Disney’s Haunted Mansion is the perfect introduction to the
Haunt world, particularly for timid guests that want to experience something
spooky without startle scares and gore.  

What We Loved

There are many spooky moments that make The Haunted Mansion a classic. The stretching
portrait chamber never fails to frighten a few unsuspecting children. I always
look forward to the transparent ghastly dancers in the Grand Ballroom. I love
all the singing ghosts in the graveyard; there are so many ghosts you always
seem to catch something you haven’t seen before. The new animation of the
hitchhiking ghosts is really fun.  

What Could Be

In terms of a
family friendly haunt experience, The Haunted Mansion is ‘practically perfect
in every way.’ However, I wish that Disney World’s Haunted Mansion had a Nightmare Before Christmas theme during Christmas time. It’s unfair
that only the west coast gets to experience such a treat. 

Final Thoughts

The Haunted
Mansion is an eerie ride that the whole family can enjoy.  Since it’s open year round, it’s a great way
to experience some spooky Halloween fun at any time of the year. 

The Haunted Mansion Runs


Ticket Information

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom 1-Day Pass

General Admission: $95.00  | Children 3-9: $89.00

Age Requirements

There are no age requirements. 

Additional Information

A Connoisseur's Compendium of Haunted House Reviews, Victorian Horror, and All Things Dark and Macabre.