When the holidays descend upon the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park, something very bizarre happens inside those gates. Jack Skellington and his crew of comrades from Halloween Town have taken up temporary residence in the classic attraction and given it a Nightmare Before Christmas makeover. From the jack-o-lanterns and candelabras trimming the exterior of the mansion to the pumpkin-bedecked Christmas tree, gingerbready ballroom, and ghostly white snow in the graveyard beyond, it’s a darkly enchanting collision of the two holidays.
Dare I say our kids enjoy the holiday rendition even more than the original house of happy haunts. Though they hadn’t yet seen Nightmare Before Christmas the first time they took that black sleighride through the Mansion, they were riveted by the eerie new characters, and were humming the infectious soundtrack the duration of that trip.
The annual overlay is tricks and treats only for visitors to Disneyland Park (in the United States) and vanishes after a three-month run. Due to its popularity, the FastPass machines are in use during this period; take advantage of them or it’ll be ghastly long lines for you and yours.
Location: Haunted Mansion Holiday is found late September through early January only in the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort.