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AMC’s Shudder: Is This Spooky Streaming Service Worth It?

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Are you a fright-fest fanatic in the mood for haunting tales and scary flicks? With Halloween on the horizon, there’s no better time of year to amp up the terror by indulging in some spooktacular programming. Whether you’re a fan of pure horror, slasher films, psychological thrillers, monster movies, or cult classics that are as nostalgic as they are nauseating, plenty of streaming services offer Halloween-themed marathons to satisfy your needs.

But what’s a true horror fan to do when all the ghoulish gross-outs are spread out across multiple platforms? Put down the hockey mask and machete — AMC’s Shudder  is here to administer your necessary dose of screams. With hundreds of films and TV show episodes on its roster, this horror-only streaming service might be just what you need to quench your thirst for terror. Ready to conjure up Candyman or mingle with Michael Myers? Find out what Shudder offers and whether it’s worth the subscription price.

Shudder: A Platform for Horror Fanatics, by Horror Fanatics

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Shudder is a streaming platform designed to meet the niche needs of a key group of film buffs: horror fans. By all accounts, the streaming service has successfully pulled off this mission. Shudder is a premiere service that offers scary programming — and only scary programming — in the form of old and new films, television shows, and documentaries that fall into the genres of horror, supernatural, and thriller themes. It caters to movies and episodic horror fans and provides an impressive library of options to explore.

What makes Shudder such a fantastic platform is its variety. Shudder’s collection of films and shows spans hundreds of movies, dozens of TV shows, and even a handful of horror-themed podcasts. The platform features a large number of classics that have defined the horror genre — think iconic flicks like John Carpenter’s Halloween , George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead , The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,  and Train to Busan . But it also offers up plenty of indie films, comedies, and old-school titles that paved the way for today’s horror. Ever watched Chopping Mall , Hell Night, or Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker ? With Shudder, you can dive into films that might not have crossed your radar before.

Shudder also organizes content by collections so you can spend less time reading endless summaries to hunt down the films or series that fit your taste. Curated collections like “Love Sick,” “Horror Noire,” “Anthologies” and “Queer Horror” make it easier to tap into the topics you’re dying to watch. And, what’s even better is that these super-specific lists aren’t left to the whims of AI software; instead, actual people — vetted horror fans — create the lineups, so you know they’re good. With over a million users subscribed to the streaming service, Shudder may have cracked the code for successfully spooky programming.

Shudder’s Perks Include Original Flicks and Spooky Shows

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While Shudder features many classic horror flicks and shows, these aren’t the platform’s only claim to fame. It also provides exclusive and original content designed to appeal to Shudder subscribers One of the most popular original series available is Creepshow , which is inspired by the 1982 film of the same name (directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King) and the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. Creepshow  is structured like an anthology, bringing horrifying comic panels to life and exploring everything from the supernatural to the super-strange. The platform is also releasing new episodes of the original series Slasher , which features a storyline about a family on a secluded island who’s forced to fight against one another for survival.

Shudder’s original films are also some of its highlights. The movie Host  was one of the top films of 2020 on Shudder’s platform. Recorded utilizing Zoom only (giving it that pandemic-anxiety vibe), the movie features a group of friends gathering online for a socially distant hangout…and succumbing to dark forces on each end of the camera. Another Shudder original is 2021’s Prisoners of the Ghostland which stars Nicolas Cage as a bank robber who has five days to find a wealthy man’s daughter otherwise, the bomb collar secured around his neck will detonate. These titles represent only a handful of the unsettling nailbiters within Shudder’s library. But what’s the verdict?

Is the Subscription Worth the Horrific Hype?

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If you love all terror all the time, Shudder is the perfect platform for you. Even if you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, or another popular streaming platform , Shudder has the widest variety of curated horror on the streaming market centralized in one place. With over 400 movies and hundreds of television episodes already on its docket, this collective of frightening tales is slated to only grow in size, with new films and episodes appearing weekly. Like most streaming platforms, you may not love all the content that you view on Shudder — but there’s a handy rating system (with skulls instead of stars!) so you know what fellow horror fans think.

The platform is easy to access through most devices and browsers, so you can queue things up on your Roku or fireTV device or take the streaming service with you on your laptop or phone. A standalone Shudder app is available via Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and Xbox One, and it works similarly to other streaming apps.

If you’re not sure you want to make the subscription leap, Shudder has you covered. It offers a seven-day, no-strings free trial so you can take your time browsing titles and collections to see if the variety is enough to capture your interest. Just keep in mind that you’d be hard-pressed to engage with all that Shudder has to offer within a week. As an added bonus, the platform is entirely ad-free.

Membership plans start at only $5.99 a month, making this an affordable option. To save a bit on this month-to-month price, you can opt to purchase a yearlong subscription for $56.99 — which comes out to $4.75 per month . If you’re more interested in getting your scare on for the Halloween season without committing to the entire year, subscribing to Shudder at least through October can help you scratch the itch.

Ultimately, if horror is your top streaming genre, signing up for Shudder is a no-brainer (sorry, zombies). With an influx of new flicks and shows frequently hitting its library and an affordable monthly fee, you won’t run out of terrifying titles anytime soon.


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‘Haunted Mansion’ will scare your kids just enough

A scary movie can be appropriate for older children when parents help make it a safe space.

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This image released by Disney Enterprises shows Chase Dillon, left, and Rosario Dawson in a scene from “Haunted Mansion.”

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My children are being raised by two parents who have a deep love for movies, and introducing our children to the films we love has been one of the most rewarding parts of parenting for me and my husband.

As our kids grow, we can show them movies with more complicated plots, interesting characters, and, at times, intense scenes. To help emotionally prepare them for what might scare them, we talk a lot about “movie magic” and what goes on behind the scenes to make scarier scenes effective. We are not showing them inappropriate material. Just media that pushes their sense of comfort a bit. Disney’s “Haunted Mansion,” which I took my two oldest children to see in the theater, skirts that line.

Research suggests that thrillers, and even horror films, can help relieve anxiety by allowing the viewer to practice emotional regulation. Researchers at the National Library of Medicine found that horror fans were more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Exposure to frightening fictions allow audiences to practice effective coping strategies that can be beneficial in real-world situations,” they wrote.

Anecdotally, I’ve found that watching scary movies helps put things in perspective. An upcoming deadline, or text from a boss that reads, “We need to talk,” doesn’t seem nearly as terrifying after I’ve watched Toni Collete’s demise in “Hereditary.”

I want my children — now 11, 8 and 4 — to have the emotional regulation skills they will need to navigate adulthood, and experts believe exposure to some scarier media can help. Shelli Dry, a pediatric occupational therapist, told Parents magazine, “Healthy fear ... helps develop a little bit of resilience in the child because it lets them practice being scared and then recovering from being scared.”

But my children are not ready for the horror-movie big leagues yet, even with their “movie magic” understanding. I’ve experienced enough haunting images that have kept me up at night as a grown-up, and so I’m not willing to expose my kids to anything that might stick with them beyond the final credits. We are only dipping our toes into the deeper, scarier end of the made-for-kids movie pool, which is where “Haunted Mansion” swims.

“Haunted Mansion,” rated PG-13 for “some thematic elements and scary action,” is based on the Disneyland ride of the same name. The movie features a mother, played by Rosario Dawson, and her son, played by Chase Dillon, who move into a haunted home in Louisiana and learn they cannot leave. They enlist the help of a priest, a disenchanted ghost hunter and a medium to help rid the house of ghosts and, of course, shenanigans ensue.

When I take my kids to movies made for their demographic, my standard for the cinema becomes “entertaining enough.” In a lifetime of consuming children’s movies, I’ve seen maybe a handful that I would call really good — a few by Pixar and “Paddington 2.” Most are completely fine by my adult cinephile standards and terrific by my kids’ standards, which is great because that’s who these movies are for. If they have a good time and I stay awake, it’s a win.

It’s unrealistic, in my opinion, to expect a masterpiece from a movie based on a theme park ride (sorry, “Pirates of the Caribbean” fans), and “Haunted Mansion” is no masterpiece. There are plenty of flaws — obvious product placement, a run time 30 minutes too long, and a bizarre Jared Leto casting — but it was better than I expected, thanks in large part to the performances of LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson and Tiffany Haddish.

And “Haunted Mansion” accomplished what I hoped it would — scaring my two oldest kids just enough.

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The scary moments are only jump-in-your-seat scares. One of the mansion’s haunts will flash on the screen and then disappear, a suit of armor will change position in a room between cuts, and a figure will briefly appear in a mirror. When the ghosts’ faces are revealed, they look more like muppets than deceased humans, and even the Hatbox Ghost — the movie’s supposed scariest villain — reads like a cartoon. Nine hundred and ninety-eight of the ghosts are friendly and just want to live their best lives in the mansion. One just wants to watch “The Perfect Catch” on TV.

“Haunted Mansion” is true to the beloved Disneyland ride, which never gets any scarier than the elongated walls and hanging silhouette of the mansion lobby.

What makes the scariest movies terrifying is their roots in plausibility. Family dramas slowly spin into supernatural terrors, home renovations unlock trapped demons, and women look for a place to stay, then meet their violent ends. We can all see ourselves in the beginning situations of these films, making their terrifying conclusions feel within the realm of possibility.

This is not the case with “Haunted Mansion.”

It begins with the premise that a mother and son move into a mansion they immediately recognize is haunted and spend the next 120 minutes trying to solve that problem with the help of supporting characters who provide laughs, some emotional depth, namely Stanfield’s character reckoning with the grief of losing his wife, and star power from Hollywood heavy-hitters Jamie Lee Curtis and Danny DeVito.

No part of the movie ever felt close to reality and thereby it created a safe space. Even the seance scenes, which often serve as the backdrop for the horror genre’s most intense terrors, are well-lit and full of jokes. The screenplay nods to supernatural forces, but never dabbles in the actual darkness of those forces.

As we left the theater, my daughter said, “It was scary but not really scary.” Which is exactly what I had hoped.

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Is 'Haunted Mansion' Too Scary for Kids? What to Know Before Bringing Family to See PG-13 Disney Movie

"Haunted Mansion" director Justin Simien said seeing scary movies as a kid helped him "feel like you can face the darkness of the world"

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Disney's Haunted Mansion theme park ride attracts families all year — but is the new film adaptation too scary for young kids?

Dear White People director Justin Simien takes a stab at adapting the spooky ride for the big screen, 20 years after Disney's film of the same name starring Eddie Murphy .

While the 2003 iteration was given a PG rating for "frightening images, thematic elements and language" at the time, the new one earned a PG-13 label, for "some thematic elements and scary action."

Haunted Mansion 's star Rosario Dawson told PEOPLE earlier in July that she was hosting large screenings of the film — and some parents had to organize babysitters and leave their younger children at home.

"This one's a fun one and it's PG-13. The thing that was great about Eddie's was that it was PG, so a lot of my friends' kids could watch it a little younger. I'm having to get people to get babysitters to watch mine 'cause it's a little older. But it's good. It's a nice continuation of the theme and the world, but they're two very separate films."

Before deciding whether to see it with the whole family, here's what to know about  Haunted Mansion, in theaters Friday, July 28. Warning: some spoilers ahead.

The plot deals with themes of death and grief

Understandably for a ghost story, much of the film is about death and grief. There is an emotional scene in which LaKeith Stanfield 's character Ben reveals that his wife Alyssa (Charity Jordan) died in a car crash. For most of the movie, Stanfield's character struggles in the aftermath of Alyssa's death, and he's shown drinking to cope with it.

Additionally, one Haunted Mansion twist hinges on 9-year-old Travis (Chase Dillon) missing his late father, one year after his death.

The themes can be heavy at times but land messages of continuing on with life after terrible tragedies.

Director Simien said Katie Dippold's screenplay — and how it handled these topics — made him want to make the film.

"It did so many things right that I thought were important for me to try and protect as a director. Things that I knew could maybe get scrubbed away if it was someone else doing it. [Dippold] really goes there in terms of grief and fear and also doesn't pull any punches in terms of laughs, either," he told Slash Film .

"I felt really protective of those elements and I was really turned on by it because, one, it's an ensemble comedy that's kind of shady and sarcastic and it Trojan-Horses this whole other story about grief and loss," added Simien, "and that's my bag."

There are frightening moments throughout

Haunted Mansion , of course, dabbles in light horror elements during its two-hour runtime. While the scary moments can be startling and loud, most are not for sustained for long periods of time. Plus, comedic relief almost always follows these moments, quickly diffusing the scariness.

That being said, there are spooky, skeletal ghost effects, some brief and implied violence with weapons, and general haunted-house suspense: screaming spirits, dark hallways, graveyard imagery, etc. For comparison, think of movies like Coraline , ParaNorman and Hocus Pocus .

Simien told MovieWeb about how he balanced the comedy and horror elements while directing.

"That's how the ride was made, it was a back and forth. They could not decide if this ride should be funny or scary, or for children or for adults. These are the actual conversations that Walt Disney and the Imagineers had making the ride," he said. "They somehow landed on this weird, magical formula."

"It has this wonderful mix of humor and tragedy. It doesn't pull punches," added Simien. "You see a man hanging from the stretching room the moment it starts. You're literally moving through a graveyard. This is a scary, weird ride. It was one that I rode at 9 years old. It made me feel like I could handle scary stuff. It didn't take me out of the fight."

He said capturing his childhood experience of the Haunted Mansion theme park ride "was really important" to him.

"It became something that I could ride over and over again. I grew up, still really enjoying it, and feel like it spoke to me. That was the guiding star," he explained. "My brain just kind of functions that way. It's a tragic comedy at all times in here. It felt very natural to me."

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There are children in peril

While the adult cast is subjected to most of the scary instances, the only child character, 9-year-old Travis (played by Chase Dillon) is alone and in peril a few times, though no harm comes to him before the ultimately happy ending.

Also, the film's finale see Travis being lured to his death by the evil Hatbox ghost before the adults eventually save him.

Director Simien pointed out to Slash Film that many Disney films feature scary moments, which helped him overcome fear as a kid.

"I watched Snow White and Pinocchio , these movies are terrifying," he said with a laugh. "They are blends of horror and comedy and sweetness and dark and light. As a kid, they make you feel like you can face the darkness of the world. And as a Black gay kid whose dad died, my world growing up was kind of scary. And these movies made me feel like I could get through it."

He added that his Haunted Mansion was mostly "me making the movie I wanted to see," but there were the "usual conversations between the studio" and audience "testing" to find the final tone.

Haunted Mansion opens in theaters Friday.

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The disembodied voice of the Ghost Host is your private guide through the cadaverous realm of an eerie haunted estate, home to ghosts, ghouls and supernatural surprises. 

Glide past a casket-filled conservatory, Madame Leota’s chilling séance room and a ghostly graveyard of singing specters as you attempt to find your way out. Beware of hitchhikers—these phantom pranksters may follow you home. 

Set your sights on a sinister delight. Starting in late November 2023, the Hatbox Ghost will materialize inside the Haunted Mansion. Be on the lookout for this unhappy haunt during your visit.

Happy haunting!

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Frightful Delights Await

Dearly depart into a foreboding estate, drag your body to the dead center of the Portrait Chamber and watch as the walls begin to stretch before your eyes. Climb into your waiting Doom Buggy and embark on a shivering journey into an unearthly realm.

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Glide past a rattling casket in the conservatory. Head off to Madame Leota's spirited séance room. Float by the Grand Ballroom and its waltzing apparitions. Take a spin through a cemetery where the spirited residents regale you with song. 

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Is the Haunted Mansion Ride Scary? Disney Guide for 2023

Is the Haunted Mansion ride scary? How about plus size friendly?

Planning your first (or next) Disney trip and find yourself wondering “is the Haunted Mansion ride scary?” Fear not (ha!) we’ve got you covered. Disney is largely known as being the happiest place on earth, but does that mean all the rides are cheery? The Haunted Mansion is supposed to be a haunted house style ride, so is it really kid-friendly?

Luckily, yours truly LOVES this ride and has been on it more times than I want to count (seriously, let’s not tally it up). In this fancy lil’ post I’ll let you know everything you need to know about this Disney ride, whether or not it’s worth it for you to wait in line (honestly, it’s usually a short wait), and if you might find it frightening.

Is The Haunted Mansion Scary?

You’ll be thrilled to know that the Haunted Mansion ride is not scary. It does contain mildly frightening scenes (but not really) and it’s very dark — but the ghosts are friendly, there’s no gore, and the ride moves  very slowly . The average adult and children (ones that aren’t  too  young) should be totally fine.

The Haunted Mansion Experience

Every good theme park has a haunted house, and Disney parks are no exemption. The Haunted Mansion is Disney’s attempt at taking a light-hearted jab on the traditional haunted house, and it works.

Unlike in your average haunted house, the ghosts in this ride are there to make you smile, not cry. There are no jump scares and don’t expect to see any headless axe murderers — which leads me to say that MOST adults and children alike will not have an issue with this ride.

It’s worth noting that the dark could make it scary for some younger or particularly sensitive children. However, I do think that the biggest problem you’ll come across is with your older children finding it a tad bit boring.

Recommended Age

There’s no official recommended age for the Haunted Mansion ride, but the dark could be scary for some toddler-aged cherubs. There is also no height restriction on this ride, but children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by someone who is 14 years or older. So, if you don’t have any built-in visitors (AKA teenagers) you might have to ride with little Susie.

Special Effects

What makes the Haunted Mansion ride unique are some of the special effects that Disney Imagineers have employed to give it its overall look and feel.

In particular, when you first head into the ride you go into  the stretching room . It’s not some medieval torture room, but instead a room that, quite literally, seems to stretch. In the Florida version of this ride it is an actual illusion, but in California there’s a hidden hydraulic elevator under your feet that slowly moves you (and your fellow passengers) underground.

You’ll also come across a few floating ghosts and objects. Again, there’s no real magic here, simply an age-old illusion technique called Pepper’s Ghost. To employ this fancy little technique, you’ll need a few panes of glass, an object you want to float and a well placed light or two. In Disney, these dancing, floating ghosts are actually moving around a hidden ballroom, and using glass and lights, Disney’s imagineers have reflected them in the glass in the room you’re in.

All-in-all, while the Haunted Mansion isn’t a thrilling ride, it’s got a lot of cool features that are worth seeing  at least once.

The Haunted Mansion is one of the park rides that usually has shorter wait times. On average, the wait time to get on one of the Doom Buggies will probably be around 30 minutes. However, during busier park days the wait times could be closer to an hour.

Is the Haunted Mansion ride plus size friendly?

Chances are you won’t find the Haunted Mansion ride scary. But you know what you might find scary? Walking ALL THE WAY to the front of the line only to learn that you can’t fit in the vehicle.

Luckily, I find the Haunted Mansion ride to be fairly plus size friendly . I’ll admit that I fit into the smaller end of the plus size spectrum, but let’s dig into this a little bit.

Ride Vehicle

The ride vehicle of the Haunted Mansion is called the Doom Buggy —  yeah, that’s right . It’s a half-sphere vehicle that features a bench in the middle with a pull-down lap bar to secure you in.

Each car features a single Doom Buggy that can fit either two adults or a single adult paired with two children. Note if you are plus size, you might need to ride in the Doom Buggy by yourself . That’s TOTALLY fine. My mom and I rode separately because honestly, two plus size adults won’t fit comfortably into a single car . That’s TOTALLY fine.

There is no BEST seat in the Haunted Mansion ride. All of the cars give you the same experience as they move around and turn you towards whatever display you’re supposed to be watching. You will board your Doom Buggy as it moves slowly through the loading area, and throughout the ride, the maximum speed you’ll experience is 3 miles per hour.


There’s mixed reviews of the accessibility of the Haunted Mansion. According to Disney, guests need to transfer from their wheel chair or electric vehicle to the ride car. However, it’s recommended that you ask the cast member for guidance.

At the very least, the cast member can slow down or stop the walkway so you can board. But there may also be a modified Doom Buggy (or Transfer Access Vehicle) that can be of assistance as well. It’s possible this depends on the exactly location of the ride your visiting (i.e. Disneyland vs World), note that I’ve never accessed the accessibility features on this particular ride.

Haunted Mansion history

The Haunted Mansion is primarily a scenic ride — that is, it’s not about the thrills but about what you see — and it took a long time to build. Construction of the Disneyland version of the ride began in 1961. However, the Haunted Mansion opened almost eight years later on August 9, 1969. It was the first ride that was opened without Walt Disney’s direct supervision. While he did take part in early designs of the ride, he died in 1966 and never saw the ride through.

In my opinion, the Anaheim version is the one to see if you’re there during the Halloween special set up. Over the holiday season (from around September to January) they overlay themed decorations from The Nightmare Before Christmas to host the Haunted Mansion Holiday. To be fair, I’ve never actually seen the Anaheim version without this overlay — and it’s well worth it. However, they do close the ride for a few weeks before and after the holidays to set up and take down the decor.

Where can you find the Haunted Mansion ride?

There are four versions of the Haunted Mansion ride that you can check out, but  where  in the park you’ll find it depends on which Disney Park you’re visiting:

Disneyland, Anaheim

In the OG Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, you’ll find the Haunted Mansion ride in New Orlean’s Square. It’s right around the same area that you’ll find the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

Walt Disney World

In Walt Disney World, you’ll need to visit the Magic Kingdom park. You’ll find the Haunted Mansion ride in Liberty Square land.

Tokyo Disneyland

For those visiting Tokyo Disneyland, you’ll want to head to the Fantasyland area in the park where you can ride the Haunted Mansion ride.

Disneyland Paris

Finally, in Disneyland Paris, you’ll head to Frontierland (the same place you’ll find the Big Thunder Mountain ride) where you can ride the Haunted Mansion.

Tips for riding the Haunted Mansion

I’ll be honest, the Haunted Mansion ride is not that hard to access. The average wait time is around 30 minutes, though on busier days it could reach closer to an hour. However, there are a few tips and tricks I can pass along to make your ride that much more enjoyable:

  • You can use Lightening Lane : Like I said, the queue for this ride isn’t anything like Space Mountain where you need to wait for an hour or longer. But if you just LOVE it and have to experience it without waiting in line, you can use the Lightening Lane pass as part of your Genie+ if you want to.
  • You might want to skip it if you have young kids : The Haunted Mansion doesn’t have much of a true scare factor, but it is dark throughout and there are ghosts (friendly ones, but alas). If you have young kids that scare easily, it might be a good idea to skip this ride and avoid your friendly ghost host.
  • The Halloween is the BEST time to visit the Disneyland (Anaheim) version of the ride : If you love Nightmare Before Christmas (like I do), the best time to visit this ride is sometime between September and January where you can experience the Haunted Mansion Holiday.

I’ll be the first to say that the Haunted Mansion isn’t  the best  ride in any of the Disney parks. However, it is worth at least a single visit so you can say you did it.

Yours truly (Tae) hanging outside Sleeping Beauty's castle because I forgot to snap a picture of the haunted mansion

Final thoughts: Is the Haunted Mansion ride scary?

The Haunted Mansion ride is NOT scary at all. Most children and adults will be able to handle it with no problem, however it is dark and there are (friendly) ghosts. If you’re a rider that’s concerned about accessibility, you’ll need to transfer to the Doom Buggy car, according to the official Disney note on the matter — but make sure to talk to a cast member.

This is a pretty cool ride, even if it’s a little more on the boring side (says the girl who LOVES the Mark Twain Riverboat), and I highly recommend you check it out at least one. It’s not based on any films — though notably Disney did put a movie called The Haunted Mansion out  after  the ride was built — but if you head to Disneyland in Anaheim during the Halloween and Christmas season, you’ll get a chance to experience The Nightmare Before Christmas version.

All-in-all it’s a slow, easy-going ride that you can tell the Imagineers put a lot of effort in to. I’d say the best part of the ride is checking out the overall experience — particularly the stretching room and the cool little special effects that are in play. Isn’t that just like Disney though? It’s less about the ride and more about the overall experience.

Haunted Mansion FAQs

Is the haunted mansion kid friendly.

Yes, the Haunted Mansion ride is kid friendly. However, it’s worth pointing out that it is a dark ride which might not be the best experience for your children. Whether or not you should attend it with kids is case-by-case, but it is built to be family-friendly.

Does Haunted Mansion have any jump scares?

No, the Haunted Mansion ride does not have any intentional jump scares. There aren’t any spooky ghosts popping out of nowhere and there won’t be any headless clowns milling about (my actual nightmare).

Is Haunted Mansion a roller coaster?

No, the Haunted Mansion ride is not a roller coaster. It’s a dark ride that takes you in a slow-moving car through a series of scenery and sets built to look at. It’s very easy-going, not jerky, fast-moving or thrilling.

How long is the Haunted Mansion ride?

The Haunted Mansion ride takes between 7 or 8 minutes to fully complete. The variance is based on whether or not the ride has to slow down or stop as the riders get on at the loading zone.

Does Haunted Mansion go fast?

The Haunted Mansion ride is VERY slow moving. The maximum speed the cars can go is 3 miles per hour. This is not a scary, thrilling roller coaster, it’s an easy-ride experience.

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    Disney's 'Haunted Mansion' is the right kind of scary for older kids. Exposure to scary movies can be appropriate in the right

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  12. Is the Haunted Mansion Ride Scary?

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