Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion will close and undergo extensive refurbishment in early 2020.
The last day to ride Haunted Mansion Holiday will be on January 20, 2020, with the ride closing for several months for refurbishment on January 21, 2020.
The refurbishment is expected to last into late March or April 2020, reopening before the Easter crowds arrive.
This closing period is considerably longer than one week it typically takes to transform the Haunted Mansion Holiday back into normal appearance.
Work on the attraction will include paint and trim work on the interior and exterior, lighting work on the interior, and mechanical work on the interior. No story or visual changes are expected after this downtime.
Haunted Mansion Holiday 2019
Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday 2019 is open through January 20, 2020!
Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday 2019
Are you ready for a tour of the eerie estate’s merry macabre makeover – and to meet some real holidays spirits – from September 6, 2019 to January 20, 2020?
Take your seat in a gloomy Doom Buggy for a spooky tour through this decorated house of happy haunts.
The Haunted Mansion Holiday premiered at Disneyland in Fall 2001, merging Halloween and Christmas with “Nightmare Before Christmas,” with ride décor that would start Labor Day weekend, last through Halloween, and beyond the Holiday season into the new year at Disneyland.
This movie overlay on the attraction runs from September 6, 2019 to January 20, 2020 making the attraction available for guests to experience for approximately one third of the year.
Decked Out for the Horror-Days
Explore the estate at its eeriest with tons of frightfully festive touches—courtesy of Jack Skellington!
This fall, the Haunted Mansion is transformed with jack o’ lanterns and wreaths, terrifying toys and kooky characters from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s a creep-tastic classic you won’t want to miss!
Experience all your favorite frights plus scary seasonal surprises—all thanks to Jack himself. Sally, Oogie Boogie and other Nightmare nasties will also be on hand to wish you “Season’s Screamings!”
The Gingerbread House in the Dining Room
One of the most dazzling and awe-inspiring features of the holiday attraction is the handmade gingerbread house in the dining room.
The gingerbread house has been a prominent feature of the Haunted Mansion Holiday since the attraction overlay’s debut in 2001. Multiple pastry chefs work together every year to construct the gingerbread house, many of whom have been a part of the tradition since its conception in 2001. Each house takes an average of two weeks to complete and includes a combination of gingerbread, powdered sugar, egg whites, lemon juice, fondant, and glitter.
Every year, pastry chefs create a fresh Gingerbread House version with a new theme.
Fast Facts about the 2019 Gingerbread House:
It’s 10 feet tall
It took 6 Pastry Chefs 13 days to make using:
30 lbs. of gingerbread
75 lbs. of powdered sugar
120 lbs. of icing
3 gallons of egg whites
Watch video of it’s creation: Making the 2019 Gingerbread House at Disneyland
You can see it for yourself when riding your doom buggy through the grand ballroom scene. The gingerbread house is always the centerpiece of the ballroom’s long table. Be sure to take a deep breath so you can smell the delicious sweet scent of gingerbread as you pass through the room!
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