Disneyland has announced that the grounds at the Haunted Mansion “will expand with a spirited metamorphosis” at Disneyland Resort in 2024. Disney says the “additions will build on the story and lore of the Haunted Mansion and include an expanded outdoor queue to immerse guests in enhanced theming, as well as a new retail shop adjacent to the attraction’s exit.”
Disneyland “will take the opportunity to help improve the accessibility of these areas, which includes a new elevator exit from the Haunted Mansion for guests with disabilities.”
“Local legend suggests the manor known today as the Haunted Mansion was first built by a prosperous sea captain.” The mansion’s staff still maintains the happy haunting grounds today. Disney says the expanded queue will tie into these stories, including new gardens inspired by Master Gracey, Madame Leota and the one-eyed cat.
Each of the gardens will feature unique elements ranging from a water fountain and gazebo to themed statuary and landscaping. In fact, guests will be able to see a new greenhouse where the groundskeepers for the Haunted Mansion grow their plants. The pet cemetery and horse-drawn funeral hearse will continue to reside on the attraction’s grounds.Disney Parks Blog
A carriage house belonging to Madame Leota will become an all-new standalone retail shop. More details will be revealed in the future.
We also will make enhancements to the plaza adjacent to Tiana’s Palace. This area is one that holds a lot of memories and history, and a new, elegant park-like setting will be a place to relax and enjoy the ambiance and live entertainment under the shade of new and historic trees.Disney Parks Blog
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