Haunted Mansion is a classic Disneyattraction since 1969. The Haunted Mansion was first planned to be a walk through style and one of the earlier concepts was it to be "The Museum of the Weird." Then after the 1964 WorldsFairDisney and WED rethought the idea of the attraction to be a "ride".The ride system that they were planning and used was called the omni-mover then later renamed to "Doom Buggy." After Walt's death the attractionprogress slowed down extremely and that is when a lot of the urban legends began to start. Ever since the opening day of the ride the ride itself didn't really change much beside for minor fixes and changed to the storyline. Also a major change to the ride in 2001 was the holiday overlay of Haunted Mansion Holiday.
I love the Haunted Mansion ride but for the movie not so much.
The Haunted Mansion Holiday is a seasonal change that started in 2001 in the Classic Disney attraction The Haunted Mansion. This overlay usually begins around late September and ends in early January. The concept of the overlay is that the citizens of Halloween Town and Jack Skellington dressed as "Sandy Claws" from the Tim Burton's movie The Nightmare Before Christmas came to the mansion recreated there own version of Christmas. Actually first the original concept that Santa came to The Haunted Mansion but Disney thought that the attraction was much too gloomy for Santa to be in so thatidea with quickly trashed. This overlay is only at the Disneyland in California and Tokyo.
"Welcome my friends to my Christmas delight,come witness our ghoulishly glorious site it's time for our holiday tale to begin,there's no turning back now please come all the way in." Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion Holiday