RUMOR: Disneyland Replacing Bride and Physical Hitchhiking Ghosts Mirror Effect in Haunted Mansion

Shannen Ace

Sources indicate that the attic and Hitchhiking Ghosts scenes of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland will be updated during the ride’s extended closure.

The Haunted Mansion Updates to the Bride and Hitchhiking Ghosts

The Haunted Mansion closed in January to get a new grounds expansion and retail shop. The ride’s original queue has been completely demolished. While construction outside is clear, there is suspicion that Disney is updating the attraction’s interior, too.

Ghost Bride next to portrait in The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

Sources say that The Haunted Mansion will get a new Bride and a new scene around her. The murderess Constance Hatchaway will reportedly have a “window” behind her made of projections.

You can read more about the history of the Haunted Mansion Bride(s).

Two guests encountering one of the Hitchhiking Ghosts at the end of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland.

The Hitchhiking Ghosts, meanwhile, will reportedly become projections for the mirror effect at the end of the ride, where a ghost “follows you home.”

Guests encounter the trio at the end of the ride before passing mirrors in which they see reflections of the Hitchhiking Ghosts in their Doom Buggies. The reflections are currently achieved with the same Pepper’s Ghost effect that is used in the ride’s ballroom. In short, there are actual figures in another room and their images are projected into the mirrors. The Magic Kingdom version of The Haunted Mansion replaced the Pepper’s Ghost effect at the end of the ride with animations several years ago.

These rumors are not confirmed and Disney’s plans can always change. The Haunted Mansion is scheduled to reopen later this year, potentially as Haunted Mansion Holiday before the standard version returns in 2025.

The Haunted Mansion courtyard garden concept art

The new grounds will expand on the Mansion’s story, including a “local legend” that the Mansion was built by a sea captain. The gardens will be inspired by Master Gracey, Madame Leota, and the one-eyed cat. Leota’s garden will have elements related to her various incantations. There will be a water fountain, gazebo, statuary, and greenhouse.

The Haunted Mansion carriage house store concept art

The new retail shop, in a carriage house, belongs to Madame Leota. New Orleans Square will also get general enhancements.

The pet cemetery and horse-drawn funeral hearse will both remain.

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