12 Awesome Fun Facts About Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland
As we reported earlier this week, the Halloween Season has officially kicked off at Disneyland Resort in California and that means the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday. This Nightmare Before Christmas -themed holiday overlay is back for its 19th creepy season! To mark the occasion, we here at MickeyBlog thought we’d share with you some of our favorite fun facts about his seasonal attraction!
Every year, a new ghoulish concept is created for Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house. As Disney celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion it’s only fitting that this year’s creation pay tribute to those loveable grim grinning ghosts as well! You’ll find this year’s creation in the mansions Grand Hall!
The Eerie Exterior
More than 400 flickering candles create a ghostly glow on the façade of the Haunted Mansion. In addition, each night, more than 100 jack-o-lanterns shine their ghoulish light. See how many you can count during your next visit!
The Haunted Elevator
Jack Skellington and his ghost dog Zero appear in a fully animated sequence on the ceiling of the “stretching” room, which transports guests into the depths of the mansion.
The Portrait Gallery
The graveyard inside Haunted Mansion Holiday is covered with nearly 7,500 square feet of snow. More than 20 gallons of UV (ultra-violet) paint is used to enhance the snow’s eerie glow. Nearly 1,000 tiny, orange lights decorate the trees.
Graveyard Ice Angels
The iconic Graveyard Ice Angels are designed with a jagged, ice-carved look. Their ethereal wings and snow-glow colors shine with a ghoulish luster each year.
Deck the Halls
Each year, thousands of feet of “Black Gnarly” garland is draped and hung inside and outside Haunted Mansion Holiday. Jack’s faithful dog Zero gathered more than 200 bones to use as décor, garland and presents.
“Come Out to Socialize”
More than two dozen additional animated figures “materialize” inside the mansion whenever Jack brings his Haunted Mansion Holiday around. From man-eating wreaths to vampire teddy bears, they wait all year to join in the holiday spirit.
Home Creepy Home
Creepy cobwebs are artistically kept (not swept!) year-round to make Jack Skellington and the 999 Happy Haunts feel right at home.
Seasonal Séance Room
Madame Leota’s “13 Days of Christmas” are featured in 13 spinning fortune cards that tell of the Christmas gifts which, as she proclaims, “My ghoul love gave to me…”
- Kim Irvine, daughter of the original Madame Leota – For this seasonal attraction, Imagineer Kim Irvine gives a spirited performance as the Haunted Mansion’s favorite psychic, floating inside the Haunted Mansion’s Crystal Ball in the Séance Room. Her mother Leota Toombs, Disney Legend and long-time Imagineer, first gave life to the floating head.
Haunting Gingerbread Smells
The haunting scent of tasty gingerbread wafts throughout the Grand Hall, tempting Happy Haunts and guests alike.
‘Hurry Back!’ – A more “animated” Sally bids farewell to “Sandy Claws” Jack Skellington as he, and Haunted Mansion Holiday guests, depart from the Mansion.
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