As the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort gear up for several annual refurbishments, the calendar has been ever-changing with some attractions actually putting off upcoming closures.
One such attraction, currently operating with its fan-favorite seasonal holiday overlay, has now had its annual refurbishment pushed back twice. While changes like this one could give Guests more time to experience the holiday overlay, it can also push back the ride’s closure time into other Guests’ trips who originally thought the attraction might be open during their visit.
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Haunted Mansion Holiday is a seasonal overlay that arrives in time for each holiday season at the Haunted Mansion attraction at the Disneyland Resort. The New Orleans Square attraction closes for several weeks to prepare the holiday overlay so that the winter months can be spent with Guests experiencing this totally unique version of one of Disney’s most iconic rides.
The overlay includes characters and imagery from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), offering Guests their only chance to see the film featured in a Disney attraction during regular theme park hours, rather than during limited shows and character meet and greets at special after-hours events.
In our original coverage of Haunted Mansion Holiday, we noted that the attraction was set to close to remove the holiday overlay on January 9, 2023, but that this date had been extended to January 16, 2023. As of this writing on December 19, 2022, Disneyland’s official website now notes a January 30, 2023 closure:
Haunted Mansion has transformed into Haunted Mansion Holiday, which will remain open through January 29, 2023. Beginning January 30, 2023, Haunted Mansion will be closed for refurbishment. Please check back for updates.
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If you were hoping to see Haunted Mansion Holiday before the overlay is removed, you will now have an additional two weeks to get over to Disneyland and spend some time with 999 “happy haunts,” and some familiar faces from The Nightmare Before Christmas like Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie.
We will continue to monitor any updates to Haunted Mansion Holiday and will report back with more information as we have it here on Disney Tips.