Happy belated 40th birthday to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
Written by Robert Niles
Disneyland is hosting this evening its 40th anniversary event for the Haunted Mansion, reminding me that I missed the attraction's actual 40th birthday on August 12, when I was driving home from the big summer roadtrip.Tweet
So a belated happy birthday to the Mansion:
Mansion was the one attraction I really, really wanted to work at in Walt Disney World, but never had the chance to, save a few greeter shifts. I would have loved to ham it up with that stretch room spiel.
The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Standard trivia, but repeated here for infrequent readers who might not know: The stretch rooms were installed so that visitors could descend in elevators to a level where they could walk under the Disneyland Railroad tracks to get to the show building, which is located on the outside of those tracks.
At Disney World, the Mansion is contained within the track perimeter, so there are no elevators. The ceiling above rises to create the same effect.
I must admit, I don't know which system is used at Disneyland Paris, but here's a picture for Mansion fans, anyway.
Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris
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