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  • On Dec 15, 2023
    Chrissy from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a way to do just a backstage tour of the haunted mansion at Disney world. My husband will be turning 50 abd that is his favorite ride.

    Chrissy, welcome foolish mortal to planDisney. The happy haunts have received your sympathetic vibrations and have prepared a graveyard jamboree in honor of your husband's 50th birthday. When you enter the ballroom scene, Madame Tangerine is blowing out candles, possibly in his honor, however, only ghosts are allowed in the room, or are they?

    The elusive, creepy, backstage tours of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction are few and far between. I have been on two of these tours over the years that include backstage Haunted Mansion access. While there have been Cast Member experiences and special event tours over the years that have taken you into the Mansion, we are currently waiting for the "creepy creeps with eerie eyes" to open the doors once again for a peek into the "boundless realm of the supernatural." In the past, the (absolutely best!) tour with the most access was the Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour which, well, gave you a ground-level view of the [SPOILER ALERT!] ... ballroom scene. Events may pop up throughout the year however it has been quite some time since there has been a walk-through experience other than those who have the (un)fortunate opportunity to be evacuated from their Doom Buggies due to playful spooks.

    planDisney Pro Tip: If Walt Disney's Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour or another new event pops up during your May adventure it will be announced on the Events and Tours section of the Walt Disney World Resort website. Also, check the Disney Parks Blog daily which tends to highlight the newest and most exciting experiences found in Disney theme parks across the globe.

    planDisney Pro Tip: At the attraction gate Lightning Lane entrance is a maid and/or butler at the podium. For years you could ask them if Master Gracey has any Honorary Caretaker certificates. These are complimentary (if available) and just a little extra magic for your adventure.

    Chrissy, I share the same love of the Haunted Mansion as your husband and eagerly await an opportunity to see my 999 happily haunting friends up close. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    "Hurry baaaack" and enjoy making many spooky Magical Memories. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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