The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland turns 44 this week! But the funny thing is, the attraction doesn’t look a day under 100. The beautifully faux-aged and uber-popular attraction has been spooking those who dare to depart into the dark on the ride’s Doom Buggies for decades. The ride had its origins years before the park opened, but it took over 10 years of delays and various changes and incarnations before the final version of the mansion opened on August 9th, 1969. For inspiration, the imagineers, and Walt Disney himself, studied haunted houses, Greek myths, monster movies and Walt visited the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.
In honor of the Haunted Mansion, here are 15 fascinating facts about the Haunted Mansion, check them out…if you dare!