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Unveiling Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Changes: Captivating Expansion and Retail Delights in 2024

Disney has just dropped a captivating bombshell on its social media channels: an enchanting “grounds expansion and retail shop” for the iconic Haunted Mansion is set to materialize in 2024! Your eyes are not deceiving you! Keep reading as I delve into the details about what bewitching changes are coming and what is staying as part of the  legacy to our beloved attraction of the Haunted Mansion at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California!

Unveiling More Enchanting Tales

The Haunted Mansion isn’t just any attraction – it’s a story-filled adventure! And guess what? The new changes are all about expanding on the story and history of the mansion itself. Disney promises to dive even deeper into the lore by connecting it to the sea captain who first built it! 

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What is the tale behind Disney’s The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland?

If you aren’t familiar with the story of the sea captain, this concept was introduced and developed by Disney Imagineer Ken Anderson who worked on the Haunted Mansion.

The sea captain’s name was “Captain Bartholomew Gore” who had brought his new wife Priscilla to the manor as he was very wealthy. It was said that the captain was known to have a temper and an evil eye later expressed as “The Devil’s eye”. One day when the captain was away, Priscilla decided to explore the mansion and came upon “an old journey tucked away in his desk… and a curious sort of skeleton key”. Within the journal Priscilla had read about how “Black Bart, the pirate who plundered the Caribbean” had come to do “murderous deeds” and with the listed dates and incidents listed she thought to investigate a sea chest in her husband’s study and she unlocked a “terrible secret!” Soon after this, Priscilla was nowhere to be found ALIVE!

Disney later decided to change this storyline. Instead it will be leaving guests with other tidbits from this original concept that guests have come to experience when entering the Haunted Mansion. 

Guests will be able to unravel clues in the “Expanded Queue” of the Haunted Mansion in 2024

Have you ever waited in line for an attraction and wished there was more to explore? Disney hears you! In the “expanded queue,” you’ll uncover more clues about the mansion’s intriguing story. Think of it like solving a real-life mystery while having fun at Disneyland! I can’t wait to see what details they include.

New Gardens Inspired by Beloved Characters from The Haunted Mansion coming in 2024

Get ready to stroll through gardens inspired by iconic characters like Master Gracey and Madame Leota. That one-eyed cat you see before hopping on the doom buggies will also make an appearance in the gardens.

A Breath of Haunted Fresh Air – New Greenhouse and Timeless Favorites to Stay on the Haunted Mansion Attraction in 2024

Disney stated there will be a new greenhouse where the mansion’s groundskeepers are said to be growing their plants as part of their role and care for the mansion. Of course the famous pet cemetery and the horse-drawn funeral hearse will still remain as enduring reminders of the attraction’s rich history.

A Shop Fit for Madame Leota near the Haunted Mansion coming to Disney in 2024

Madame Leota, the mystical medium, is getting her very own retail shop! Imagine a “carriage house of the mansion” filled with magical goodies. While there aren’t more details just yet, make sure you are subscribed here on disneyfinds.com for the updates to come and more magical finds!

Time to take a stroll in Disneyland near the Haunted Mansion and Tiana’s Palace in 2024

Starting in January 2024, Disney announced that there will be construction near the Haunted Mansion. The goal? To create a lovely park-like spot where you can relax, bask in the shade of historic trees and enjoy live entertainment! Essentially to give you more of the New Orleans atmosphere and keep in with the theming! I love this idea and can’t wait to see it all transform.

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Disney announces continued efforts to improve accessibility in the Disneyland Resort

Disney wants everyone to have an amazing experience. That’s why they’re adding a new elevator exit to the Haunted Mansion, in order to make it easier for guests with disabilities to enjoy the magic too.

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