Walt Disney World is reportedly planning to update the queue area for its classic Haunted Mansion attraction, adding interactive elements to entertain waiting guests.
Inside the Magic's report includes recent pictures of the Haunted Mansion's queuing area, showing that walls have been constructed to obscure guests' view of the mock graveyard's tombstones. The inscriptions on the tombstones serve as tributes to the Disney Imagineers who designed the Haunted Mansion, but could now be replaced as part of the rumored update.
Disney has yet to confirm its plans for the graveyard area, but rumors point to the addition of interactive elements. In April, Disney tested the addition of games to the Haunted Mansion queue with a temporary game based around "The Dread Family". This saw guests challenged to listen to whispered clues from each member of the deceased family, in order to solve the riddle of where they had hidden their family fortune. A short video of the game is embedded below, courtesy of Twitter user LiveWDWUpdates:
Walt Disney World is placing a strong focus on improving the experience of guests waiting in line for its attractions, including testing new "virtual queuing" systems to complement the existing FASTPASS system. At the Magic Kingdom, interactive games were added to the queue line for the Space Mountain rollercoaster in 2009.