“This is Halloween, everybody make a scene. Trick or Treat ‘til the neighbors die of fright!”

Welcome to the spookiest time at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland! To kick off the halloween season, Rob has brought you his top 13 Countdown of fun facts about everyone’s favorite ghost filled attraction, The Haunted Mansion.

  1. The Haunted Mansion opened at Disneyland in 1969
  2. Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion’s is nicknamed Gracey Manor after the imagineear, Yale Gracey.
  3. In The Haunted Mansion film, the Disneyland Dapper Dans sang as the talking heads in the graveyard.
  4. The Haunted Mansion was originally supposed to be a water attraction along the lines of Pirates of the Caribbean and Small World.
  5. In the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, the caretaker and his pup are replaced by Jack Skellington and his dog, Zero, through the Halloween and Christmas seasons.
  6. The Haunted Mansion was inspired by the Shipley Lydecker House located in Baltimore Maryland.
  7. Walt Disney makes a cameo in the Haunted Mansion. Keep an eye out for him as one of the singing heads in the graveyard.
  8. The Ghost Host is played by Paul Frees.
  9. In the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, during the ballroom scene a spider prevents a crack from spreading.
  10. The Haunted Mansion has its own Hidden Donald!
  11. The famous eye wall during the Haunted Mansion was created by Disney Imagineaars alongside the the Museum of Weird.
  12.  Every Disneyland Resort has a Haunted Mansion attraction with the exception of Hong Kong.
  13. At the Disneyland Resort, 2,400 people go through the Haunted Mansion attraction per hour.

That’s the end of our list, foolish mortals. What did you think? Any other fun facts you know about the Haunted Mansion? Make sure to comment and let us know!

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