We all dream about it: walking through the Haunted Mansion with the lights-on. Some cast members get to do it as a special offering every few months, and no doubt you always hear from them about how amazing their lights-on tour of the Mansion was. Well, the general public does have an opportunity to see this classic attraction as never before, but you can’t plan for it, you just have to get extraordinarily lucky. If the ride breaks down and requires a guest evacuation (known in the industry as an EVAC), the lights will come on and guests are escorted out of the ride. The other night, we were lucky enough to live out this scenario.
When we reached the Seance Room scene featuring Madame Leota, our Doombuggy vehicle came to a stop. We sat there for about 10-15 minutes before the lights eventually came on. This was exciting enough, but then getting let out of the Doombuggy and walking through the entire first portion of the ride, well, it was an experience I’ll never forget.
I did capture what I could of the experience in video, and we are happy to share that with you today:
While we didn’t get to walkthrough the famous graveyard scene, we did get to t=do this during Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland a few years back, and we do have video of that to share with you, in case you have never seen it:
SO, what do you think? Pretty cool, huh?