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Friday, September 13, 2013

Jack Is Back! So Are The Haunted Mansion Lines

Lining Up For the Return of the Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion reopened today following the installation of the 2013 Halloween / Christmas holiday overlay. My friend shot the above picture just before the attraction was about to open this morning. Yep, from a starting point of the line just about where Pirates of the Caribbean entrance is, up to the Mansion entrance, and wrapping around the side queue graveyard area - that's just about a 40 -45 minute wait time. That's a long time to wait for the Haunted Mansion unless your a fan of the Nightmare Before  Christmas / When Two Holidays Collide / Jack Skellington overlay like I am, then the wait is well worth it.
Whether its original state or with the overlay, the Haunted Mansion is often an overlooked and under appreciated attraction that really is a marvel. It is the last attraction Walt Disney personally was involved with  conceptualizing at the time of his death. It drips with exquisite detail, shrouded in myth and legend, and is a technical wonder of just how many people can be be pushed through the ride in an hours time (around 3000). Celebrate the Haunted Mansion for the holidays or any day for that matter.

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