Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday

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My girls, Keegan and Fallon with Jack and Sally – October 2013.  Their dresses are half Jack/half Sally and they always receive incredible Disney magic because of their customs.

You cannot miss Halloween at the Disneyland Resort! Especially the Haunted Mansion Holiday event!

One of the best things about Halloween time at Disneyland is the Nightmare Before Chirstmas overlay at the Haunted Mansion.  This is something unique to Disneyland and makes a special visit to the park worthy of all Haunted Mansion enthusiasts.

2014 will be the 14th season of transformation of the Haunted Mansion into Jack and Sally’s world of the Nightmare Before Christmas.  This fun and spooky movie by Tim Burton was released in 1993 and has become a Disney cult classic.  The attraction is shut down briefly during the transformation and will be open in the multi holiday theme (Halloween thru Christmas) from September 12 – January 6, 2015.

There were a lot of new additions and effects added to the Haunted Mansion in 2013.  The sights and smells were even better than ever and this video is a must watch!

Of course the Haunted Mansion itself is amazing to see with the overlay, another exciting part is the character meet and greet with Jack and Sally near the Fast Pass station (which is only used during peak times) outside of the gates!  Jack and Sally are available for pictures with guests from about 9am to 4pm everyday – just find a Haunted Mansion cast member with a schedule to be sure you get in line at the right time to visit them.  When the park is crowded, they sometimes move the meet and greet to New Orleans Square near the shops – so make sure you find a cast member to ask so you don’t miss them!

The yearly Gingerbread House designed for the Haunted Mansion Holiday is another great part of the Disneyland Halloween experience!  This year, the house is based on an Iron Maiden torture device from the middle ages and should be a great addition to the Halloween experience at the parks.  The wooden base is built from the approved design and sent to the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery where it takes 3 weeks to complete and it will be over 7 feet tall!  I can’t wait to see it on our trip this year!

Are you visiting Disneyland this holiday season?  I would love to hear your thoughts on  the Haunted Mansion Holiday!

This guest post was written by Stephanie Bowers-Krueger. If you like her work please let us know in the comment box below. 


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