I’m not usually big on rumors (or reporting on them) but when the rumors concern the jumping-off point for my initial love of horror as a young boy, Disney’s The Haunted Mansion attraction, I make an exception.
The Orlando Weekly reported this week that a reliable source (blogger WDW1974) insists that “…a new Haunted Mansion eating venue/experience is coming to the MK, despite the mixed reviews of the Skipper Canteen.”
The Haunted Mansion’s huge fan base certainly has something to do with this idea, as well as the theme park’s recent expansion of dining options. Along with The Beauty and The Beast inspired “Be Our Guest” restaurant (currently the toughest reservation to secure in any Disney theme park) and the Jungle Cruise-based Skipper Canteen, a Haunted Mansion-themed restaurant would continue the trend of expanding on popular Disney properties without adding to or rebooting the rides themselves.
The rumor has not been confirmed in any way, but with a long gestating Haunted Mansion film under the guidance of super fan Guillermo del Toro in development and the establishment of a permanent Haunted Mansion gift shop in recent years (Memento Mori), Mansion fans may be in for a chilling dining experience with their favorite “ghost host”.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for confirmation of these rumors and all other news related to every horror fan’s favorite theme park attraction!