The Haunted Mansion attraction in Disneyland will undergo a two-month-plus refurbishment in early 2020 after the venerable 50-year-old Disneyland dark ride finishes up its “The Nightmare Before Christmas”-themed seasonal holiday run.
The Haunted Mansion will undergo a scheduled refurbishment beginning Jan. 21 after the attraction’s holiday overlay is removed, Disneyland officials said.
The Haunted Mansion becomes the third Disneyland attraction to undergo an extended refurbishment in 2020. Snow White’s Scary Adventures will get a $445,000 “happily ever after” makeover while the Indiana Jones Adventure thrill ride will get a $300,000 overhaul.
The last day to ride the Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction will be Jan. 20. The holiday version of the E-ticket ride returned for its 19th season in September as the Halloween Time season kicked off at Disneyland.
The Haunted Mansion will return in spring after the interiors and exteriors are refreshed and some attraction mechanics are refurbished, Disneyland officials said.
Transforming the dark ride back to its traditional year-round mode typically takes one to two weeks. The longer 2020 renovation is expected to stretch until late March or April.
The work will include paint and trim on the interior and exterior of the attraction along with lighting and mechanical work inside the ride building. The renovated ride will look refreshed, but no visual changes are expected to be made to the attraction.
Disneyland celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion on Aug. 9 with late-night special events and commemorative merchandise.
Source: OC Register
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