I was able to visit The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland in Anaheim three times last Thursday and Friday, enjoying the Nightmare before Christmas holiday overlay that Disney Imagineers install every year from October to just after the New year. Every time I visit what has become one of my favorite Disneyland attractions, I secretly wish I could just walk through the mansion after the park closes, so I can take my time looking at every detail.
One of the next best things to walking through the Mansion is being able to visualize the ride layout. That is why I was thrilled to find a site that not only has a computer drawing of The Haunted Mansion track layout but layouts for a variety of Disney attractions at several of its theme parks around the world.
One must first understand that The Haunted Mansion ride does not actually take place in the “mansion” building you enter. It is actually located in a ride building located just outside the berm adjacent to the Disneyland Railroad track.
When guests enter the mansion, they then proceed to one of two stretching rooms which are actually elevators that go down to the basement level of the mansion. Once the doors open, guests proceed down a long hallway which actually goes under the railroad track to the ride building itself.
Here is an aerial view of the actual “mansion” you enter with the “ride” building behind it.
Now for the track layout which I feel is a pretty good representation of what is contained in the ride building itself.
Oh and if you are ever tempted to ditch your Doom Buggy to venture around you will most likely find the entire track of carriages come to a standstill as you trigger the various intrusion alerts. The attraction’s sophisticated intrusion alarm system monitors all exit doors and pressure sensitive mats throughout the ride. So don’t do it, unless you want to be exited out of the park.