One of Disney’s most iconic attractions could become an inspiration for a hotel. Maybe?
Disney fans love so many of the iconic parts that create Disney Parks. One-of-a-kind attractions, snacks only found in the Parks, and meeting your favorite characters are only a few reasons a Disney trip is such a fun time. When Disneyland opened its doors in 1955, it became the home to classic attractions. Pirates of the Caribbean, “its a small world”, Jungle Cruise, and Haunted Mansion are some of those rides that have become staples to the Parks.
As the Parks have progressed and grown, these attractions have also. Now home to other parks like Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disney Resort, these attractions continue to live on with Guests worldwide. Haunted Mansion opened at Disneyland in 1969 and has since inspired two films. “The Disneyland Haunted Mansion was largely inspired by the Shipley-Lydecker House in Baltimore, Maryland,” D23 writes.
The most recent Haunted Mansion (2023) hit theaters this past July and was a spooky hit with known actors like Jamie Lee Curtis, Jared Leto, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, and Tiffany Haddish. As a part of the film promotions, Disney released merchandise, sips, and bites in the Parks and fun Haunted Mansion-inspired marketing.
Since the attraction is so iconic and the film gained traction, Disney fans have fallen in love with the storyline all over again. As the Halloween season approaches, the attraction gets a makeover to be even spookier than before. Featuring Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Haunted Mansion gets transformed. This adds a flare and new experience to the ride for Guests to experience from September to December.
The love for Haunted Mansion is so grand one fan tossed around the idea of creating a Haunted Mansion-themed hotel.
Haunted Mansion-Themed Hotel
User Whenapanda wrote, “WDW needs a Haunted Mansion-themed hotel. It could have the purple wallpaper pattern, and the accent sheet on the bed could be the uniform green and black stripes. There could be specific suites themed around specific characters like the bride (Candace Hathaway) or Madam Leota. There’s just so much you could do with it!!”
I mean, is anyone against this idea? What is more magical than feeling like you are staying in your favorite Disney attraction? Can you imagine purposefully created creaky wooden floors, a dark and dreary-looking mansion like the Resort with broken shutters, and an untamed, overgrown garden? It would be a one-of-a-kind experience, that is for sure.
Is It Possible?
Plenty of Haunted Mansion fans quickly took to the comments section to agree on the matter. One fan commented, “Sounds like an Imagineer/designer dream come true to work on but a nightmare for parents when their kid freaks out. I’d stay there, though.”
A few Disney fans agreed on how cool it would be, but likely too scary for children. It is likely the reason why the concept has never taken off. One fan wrote, “Yeah, it would probably have to be strongly suggested for older kids, teens, and adults. But if I were an Imagineer, I would never stop talking about it.”
Fans surely have a point, as Haunted Mansion can be a ride that scares the younger Guests. Additionally, a Disney vacation should feel magical and an inclusive experience, which may not be the case for those terrified by spooky, ghoulish ghosts. Perhaps it could become a part of the adult-only space Disney adults have longed for. Who knows!
What are your thoughts on a Haunted Mansion-themed hotel?