Disneyland is making steady progress on the Haunted Mansion queue area, which is currently being renovated. Late last year, Disney shared details about the plans, which “will build on the story and lore of the Haunted Mansion.” 

We can expect four main improvements: an extended queue system, a brand-new gift shop, a park area outside of Tiana’s Palace, and an elevator inside the Haunted Mansion to improve the experience for guests with disabilities.

A New and Expanded Queue 

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The queue will feature reimagined gardens based on much-loved Haunted Mansion residents and a flower-filled greenhouse. Disney.

Construction has been taking place since the attraction closed on 22nd January, with eagle-eyed theme park-goers noticing a large amount of demolition of the previous line system.

Fans have also spotted artwork on the construction walls around the Haunted Mansion queue. The artwork is being rotated regularly and features fun drawings from talented artists and Walt Disney Imagineers, such as Ken Anderson, Dorothea Redmond, and Chuck Ballew.

The makeover will feature new gardens inspired by Master Gracey, Madame Leota, and the one-eyed cat, helping to bring these much-loved stories to life. 

The gardens will contain fountains, gazebos, and themed landscaping. Excitingly, guests will also be able to peer into a greenhouse where the groundskeepers grow plants for the Haunted Mansion.

But, fans of the old queue don’t need to panic; the haunted hearse and pet cemetery will remain on the attraction’s grounds.

What Else to Expect

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The area outside of Tiana's Palace will be given a chic new look with plenty of flowers and trees. Disney.

Next door to the Haunted Mansion, the plaza outside of Tiana’s Palace will also receive a refresh.

Controversially, Disney announced that the water fountain would be removed – though the Imagineers have promised a “new, elegant park-like setting will be a place to relax and enjoy the ambiance and live entertainment under the shade of new and historic trees.”

Disney has also announced that Madame Leota will be getting her own retail shop. We can expect the carriage house of the mansion to be brimming with Haunted Mansion merchandise when it reopens later in 2024.

So, what does this mean if you have a Disneyland trip planned in 2024?

The Haunted Mansion closed to guests in January and will reopen later in the year – possibly before Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is scheduled to open in late 2024. At the moment, guests are also unable to board or alight the Disneyland Railroad at New Orleans Square Train Station.