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Unless it’s Halloween, few theme parks feature a haunted house among their attractions.
Theme parks like Universal (Orlando, Florida) stage haunted houses and scary locations for their Halloween “Horror Nights.”
They can be great if you’re looking for “a good scare.” But, they’re usually more grisly than authentic.
That’s why Disney’s Haunted Mansion is one of the world’s most popular haunted house attractions.
I like the classic style of Gracey Mansion (the real name of the first Haunted Mansion attraction) at Disneyland.
For size and grandeur, the Haunted Mansion at Disney World (Florida) is in a class of its own. Disney constantly improve and expand the decor, too. I’m always impressed.
If you’re a Haunted Mansion enthusiast, be sure to see the 1963 movie, The Haunting. It inspired many elements you’ll see in Disney’s Haunted Mansion attractions.
For fans of “Hidden Mickeys” at Disney theme parks, learn their locations before you visit the Haunted Mansion.
The Haunted Mansion is wall-to-wall images of ghosts and haunted places. Prepare to be overwhelmed during a first visit.
Also, don’t overlook the first-ever “Hidden Donald.” It’s also at the Haunted Mansion.
Now and then, a theme park tries to introduce a good, haunted house attraction. The balance between “fun” and “scary” is a tricky one, and few attractions can match what Disney has achieved.