Disney has just announced that next year in 2024 "the stately grounds of the Haunted Mansion will expand" at Disneyland Park.
According to reporter, Scott Gustin, this will include an expanded outdoor queue which will feature gardens inspired by the iconic Madame Leota, Master Gracey and the one-eyed cat.
NEW: Disneyland announced "the stately grounds of the Haunted Mansion will expand" next year to include an expanded outdoor queue featuring gardens inspired by Master Gracey, Madame Leota and the one-eyed cat. A new Madame Leota-themed retail shop will open near the ride's exit. pic.twitter.com/3cy6K0od6d— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) August 29, 2023
It also appears that Disney plans to open a new retail shop themed to Madame Leota which is set to open near the exit of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park.
There has been a lot of focus put on the Haunted Mansion as a result of the recent release of the 2023 Haunted Mansion movie which has received mixed reviews from fans.
Walt Disney World fans also eagerly await the addition of the Hatbox Ghost which will are expecting to hear further details about very soon. The Hatbox Ghost returned to the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland Park in 2015.
It was announced in 2022 that the Hatbox Ghost would make his debut at the Haunted Mansion at the Magic Kingdom by the end of 2023. It was originally speculated that when the Hatbox ghost is finally added, he would appear after the bride at the end of the attic scene as is the case with the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park.
However, after a tweet by Disney Parks at the end of July we now have confirmation that when the Hatbox Ghost makes his debut later this year he will appear to guests as they pass the Endless Hallway making him the first visible ghost guests will now encounter.
We will keep you updated regarding the extension of the grounds of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park next year as well as the confirmed debut date for the Hatbox Ghost at the Magic Kingdom when it is announced.