Disneyland extends Haunted Mansion Holiday run 3 weeks

Disneyland extends Haunted Mansion Holiday run 3 weeks

Disneyland has extended the run of Haunted Mansion Holiday a few extra weeks this Christmas season — much to the delight of each and every Buddy the Elf and dismay of Scrooge McDucks everywhere.

Disneyland’s classic version of Haunted Mansion won’t return until February once the Halloween and Christmas decorations are put away for another year.

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Since 2001, Haunted Mansion Holiday annually celebrates Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and the collision of Halloween and Christmas.

Disneyland announced in September that Haunted Mansion Holiday would run through Jan. 8 — the traditional end of the holidays at the Anaheim theme parks.

But now Haunted Mansion Holiday will stick around an extra three weeks until Jan. 29, according to the Disneyland website.

The venerable haunted house will close on Jan. 30 for its conversion back to its year-round version, according to the Disneyland website.

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Disneyland has not announced why the run of the annual seasonal overlay was extended. The theme park has a number of attraction refurbishment projects planned for January.

Haunted Mansion Holiday and It’s a Small World Holiday typically end their seasonal runs in January — with Mansion closing first followed by Small World about two weeks later.

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In 2023, that order will be swapped with Small World closed Jan. 9-19 and Haunted Mansion closing on Jan. 30, according to the Disneyland website.

A return date has not yet been set for the classic version of Haunted Mansion, according to the Disneyland website.

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The earlier return of It’s a Small World will help absorb some of the overflow crowds expected for the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway on Jan. 27.

Runaway Railway will be the centerpiece of the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown — which will return a few weeks later on March 8. The Small World-adjacent Toontown is expected to draw bigger crowds when the new ride and refreshed land open in late winter 2023.