RUMOR: Is The Haunted Mansion Adding An On-Ride Photo Opportunity?

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As we reported several weeks ago, The Haunted Mansion is finally getting a gift shop in the former Yankee Trader location in Liberty Square. Well, another long-standing rumor is making the rounds again and it seems like an on-ride photo may be available to guests who board a Doombuggy before the end of the year.


The new Haunted Mansion store themed to Madame Leota was scheduled to open in October, but has since been pushed back officially to January 1st, 2015. In addition, a refurbishment of the Haunted Mansion has been scheduled from December 1st through the 19th of this year. Rumor has it that these few weeks in December will be used to install an on-ride photo (and/or video) opportunity inside of the attraction. If it comes to fruition, the photos could then be reviewed and purchased at the new store across from the attraction when it opens towards the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015.

There has been no information leaked about where the photo might be taken, but the assumption for many years is that it would happen in the hitchhiking ghost scene of the ride. With the installation of the new hitchhiking ghost projections  a few years back, it is unclear if a photo could also be taken of guests while the infrared technology is used to sense guests.

We’ll keep our eyes out for more information on this story as it becomes available, so stay tuned.

What do you think of the idea of an on-ride photo on the Haunted Mansion?

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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