PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 8/9/19 (Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary Fun, Construction Updates, and More!)
It’s a beautiful (albeit muggy) morning at the Magic Kingdom today. There were a few fun things planned for today, as it’s the 50th anniversary of the original Haunted Mansion attraction in Disneyland. Let’s take a look!
Our version of the Haunted Mansion actually turns 48 in October, but that won’t stop us from celebrating the original that inspired it!
They had a whole slew of anniversary merchandise at various spots in the park, and they let guests in early for a chance to snag some of it. I opted for the line leading to Memento Mori, as they would have the largest selection.
Lo and behold, we were greeted by Chip and Dale dressed all spooky-like.
Goofy came swooping in later as well, to entertain those of us in line.
Many guests were here specifically for the brand new Host-a-Ghost jars, which were released today. They have taken over the spot of the lenticular ghost portraits that you could buy here until previously.
The line stayed pretty steady all day. It wrapped back towards Fantasyland.
I was told the line stayed about this long until the park closed, which is rather impressive.
The other big line today was at Frontier Trading Post, for the limited edition pins and the Funko Pop Vinyl.
This one was longer at its peak, but was down to almost nothing by the early afternoon.
I ran into this poor cast member, whose only job was to trade out the Pop Vinyls with slightly damaged boxes after they were purchased. You know those collectors, they need to have perfect boxes!
The Art of Disney shop in Main Street Cinema had a really good selection of Haunted Mansion art displayed today.
I’m a fan of anything that’s specific to the Magic Kingdom facade.