Grave markers on construction wall

Haunted Mansion Debuts First Construction Walls With MagicBand+ Feature

Shannen Ace

The Haunted Mansion construction walls at Disneyland have a new interactive experience to keep guests entertained while the ride remains closed. The construction walls have also moved back significantly.

The Haunted Mansion Construction Walls

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The walls were previously very close to the stairs leading down towards the Rivers of America. This left very little walking space next to the walls.

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They’ve been moved back a few yards, opening up the area before “Fantasmic!” returns next month. This provides much more room for crowds viewing the nighttime spectacular.

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The new experience is near the corner of the construction walls closest to the Manion, next to the portrait gallery. At the corner is the quote, “Now, as they say, ‘Look alive,’ and we’ll continue our little tour.”

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There are punny grave markers for Ray N. Carnation, U.R. Gone, I. Trudy Departed, Rustin Peece, and I.L. Beback. These are all pulled from grave markers that were in the Haunted Mansion queue.

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A MagicBand tap point on the wall features a blue monstrous design.

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When you tap your MagicBand, it will light up purple. The sound of a bird cawing will also play.

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The tap point will flash green, too.

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The two speakers between the gravestones then play a quick snippet of audio from The Haunted Mansion like a sinister laugh or a line from “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” See how it works in our video embedded below.

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A new interactive feature wall has materialized in front of the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. Sounds from the ride will play when a Magic Band is used on the touch point. What are your thoughts on this added feature while the attraction is under refurbishment? #hauntedmansion #disneyland #disneylandcalifornia #hauntedmansiondisney

♬ Grim Grinning Ghosts (Piano Version) [From “Disney Haunted Mansion”] – Myuu
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The construction walls are also decorated with Haunted Mansion concept art.

The original Haunted Mansion queue has been demolished to make way for an expanded grounds and retail shop. The ride closed in January 2024 when Haunted Mansion Holiday concluded. It will reportedly reopen with the overlay this holiday season and the standard Haunted Mansion won’t return until 2025.

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