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Rated as Family Adventures

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Children 3-7 4/5

Children 8-12 5/5

Teens & Yng Adults4/5

Adults 5/5

Seniors 4/5


Wheelchair users must transfer.

Guide dogs are not allowed to enter the ride for their own safety.

Some scenes may frighten younger visitors.


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The doors are open, the lights are flickering, the rooms are... stretching! Don't dawdle, move quickly - there are many strange and mysterious things to discover in this once-great mansion on the hill. This is Phantom Manor, the home of 999 happy haunts and one very dark secret.

Thunder Mesa legend tells of a beautiful young woman, Melanie Ravenswood, who lived in the manor with her father for many years. Upon Melanie's engagement to a miner from Big Thunder, her father was enraged to hear of the fiancé's plans to take his daughter away from Thunder Mesa.

The wedding day arrived and the fiancé failed to appear. Ever since this fateful day, Melanie has wandered the hallways and rooms of the manor waiting for her fiancé to arrive.  What became of him?  Wait and see..

Fun Facts

Phantom Manor contains 92 Audio-Animatronics characters, 54 animated props, 58 individual special effects and more than 400 special show props, making it one of the most elaborate attractions ever created for a Disney Theme Park.

For the unique music of Phantom Manor, principal performers were drawn from the London Chamber Orchestra and supplemented by 60 of the finest studio musicians in London. Rhythms range from a gloomy funeral march, to a ballroom waltz, to a honky-tonk saloon piano version and ultimately, to a rollicking vocal rendition by a quartet of singing statues!

The ride through Phantom Manor is provided by "Doom Buggies": two-passenger carriages of the continuously-moving WEDway "OmniMover" Transportation System, developed by Walt Disney Imagineering. Each of the 131 cars is capable of 180-degree turns, to the left and right, and are pre-programmed to turn in the direction of each scene.

The musical skeletons found in the Skeleton Catacombs were inspired by the 1929 Disney short animated film, The Skeleton Dance. The film, produced in black and white, was the first in the "Silly Symphonies" series.