In 2024, 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.
Local legend suggests the manor known today as the Haunted Mansion was first built by a prosperous sea captain. To this day, the mansion’s staff faithfully maintains the happy haunting grounds. The expanded queue will tie into these stories and more, 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.
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.
…and speaking of Madame Leota, her presence will be continued beyond the walls of the Mansion with an all-new retail shop. This carriage house of the mansion, belonging to Leota, will be a standalone shop, with full details to be revealed in the future!
Enhancements will also be made to the plaza adjacent to Tiana’s Palace, with a new, elegant park-like setting that will be a perfect place to relax and enjoy the ambiance and live entertainment under the shade of new and historic trees.
Construction on these additions will begin in January 2024. Opportunity will be taken to help improve the accessibility of these areas which includes a new elevator exit from the Haunted Mansion for guests with disabilities.