On August 9, 1969, The Haunted Mansion opened at Disneyland. The exterior of the Mansion had been finished for many years and people had been waiting patiently for the creaking doors to open. When they finally did, no one was let down. It was and remains one of Disney’s finest attractions.
Over the years, versions of the Haunted Mansion has opened at Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris (As the Phantom Manor), and soon to be Hong Kong Disneyland (As Mystic Manor).
In 2001, Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas took over the Haunted Mansion to begin a very successful annual Halloween/Christmas overlay.
The Mansion has also been turned into a not so successful movie starring Eddie Murphy and it has also been announced that a new Mansion movie will be made with Guillermo Del Toro at the helm.
Happy Birthday Haunted Mansion! Enjoy some pictures of our beloved Mansion!
Editor’s Note: An interesting fact that many people may not realize is that the Haunted Mansion opened the same day as the infamous Charles Manson Murders.