August 9, 1969 – The Haunted Mansion Attraction Opened in Disneyland!

“When hinges creak in doorless chambers. When strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candlelights flicker when the air is deathly still… That is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight.”

Disneyland opened in 1955, The Haunted Mansion was not added until 1969. The Haunted Mansion was part of the expansion that created, “New Orleans Square”.

Some fun Tidbits!

Disney actually buys pounds of dust to keep the Haunted Mansion looking dusty.

In the graveyard, there are tombstones that are actually the credits and tributes to the cast members.

The organ played by a ghost in the ballroom scene is the same organ that Captain Nemo played in the 1954 film, 20,000 leagues Under the Sea

An excellent overview of the development of the Haunted Mansion was done by FreshBaked Thank you for sharing!

Grim Grinning Ghosts · The Melomen · Paul Frees · Betty Taylor · Bill Lee · Thurl Ravenscroft

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