Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion vs. Disneyland's Haunted Mansion



by: David, age 13



Introduction


One of the Disney's most famous attractions, The Haunted Mansion remains a classic to this day. There are four versions of this ride. They are, The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney Wold, the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland, Phantom Manor in France, and Mystic Manor in Tokyo. Lets cover The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney Wold and Disneyland. There are similarities and differences between the two attractions.

Lands


The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland and Walt Disney Wold are both located in the Magic Kingdom. However, the attraction is located in the different parts in the Magic Kingdom. The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney Wold is located in Liberty Square. Disneyland's Haunted Mansion is located in New Orleans Square. Take note that The Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney Wold is designed differently than the Magic Kingdom in Disneyland so there is no New Orleans Square in Walt Disney Wold as well as no Liberty Square in Disneyland.

Theme


Liberty Square and New Orleans Square are themed differently. That also means The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney Wold is themed differently than Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. It has been established that Walt Disney Wold's The Haunted Mansion is located in Liberty Square which is set in the 1700's. So the attraction is themed like a North East house in the 1700's. Disneyland's Haunted Mansion is located in New Orleans Square so it has a Southern structure that is set in the 1800's.

Line


The Haunted Mansion includes a built in graveyard (not a real graveyard). Both The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney Wold and The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland include this feature. As usual, they are different in many ways. In Disneyland's attraction, you have tombstones with names of old guests that you can look at while you are waiting in line. In a flash description it would be known as a walkthrough line. In the line at Walt Disney Wold you have an interactive line that includes many fun activities for kids and adults. Both lines lead into the mansion. Another similarity is that both attractions share the same look of the stretching room. However, in the California attraction when you are in the stretching room, your room moves downward into the basement. In the Florida attraction you stay where you are. Then you are led to your doom buggy.

Loading Area


In Walt Disney Wold's Haunted mansion, you are led directly to the loading area . In Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, you are led through a painting hallway, a library, then you are led to the loading area room. In the Florida attraction you are led through a painting hall then on the doom buggies. In the California attraction, the painting room has more spooky details than the Florida attraction.

Ride Length


Length wise, The Haunted Mansion in Florida is longer than The Haunted Mansion in California. The total amount of time the ride goes from beginning to end is twelve minutes. The Total amount of time for the California attraction is ten minutes from the beginning of the ride to the end. The line and loading area is not included in this time measure. Since the Florida attraction is a longer, that means it includes more frights, more tombstones, and more happy haunts in the ride. However, the California attraction has more frights in the loading area.

Head-to-Head Comparison


Walt Disney World
Orlando, Florida
Disneyland
Anaheim, California
Year Opened 1972 1969
Estimated Ride Length 12 mins 10 mins
Building Architecture New England New Orleans
Themed Land Liberty Square New Orleans Square
Guest Entrance Basement Front Door
Stretch Room Rising Ceiling Lowering Floor
Library Tour On Ride On Foot
Rooms (on foot) 4 8
Rooms (on ride) 20 14
Happy Haunts 999 999
Interactive Queue X
Holiday Overlay X
Interactive Finale X
Bonus Trivia:
Vintage Hat Box Ghost X
Pet Cemetery Mr. Toad X
Captain Nemo's Organ X


Conclusion


Well now you have it. You now know the similarities and differences between The Haunted Mansion in Florida and The Haunted Mansion in California. Now it is up to you to decide which one is better in the new feature soon to be added to Mouse Venture. It is called ride vs. ride. This feature will give you the ability to vote which version of the ride is better. Coming Soon!


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