One of my first posts on Rolling with the Magic was about The Haunted Mansion and my excitement about the enhancements to the queue they made a few years ago. I was so excited to be able to visit the stretch room again. Here are a few tips and some information to make your visit spooktacular. 🙂
There are now two entrances to The Haunted Mansion, one for the stand by queue and the other is the Fastpass+ entrance. If you schedule your Fastpass you bypass the interactive queue while the stand by line makes their way through the cemetery.
The stand by queue is filled with interactive experiences so I definitely think it’s worth your time to visit. If the wait isn’t very long I recommend going through the stand by line at least once. My favorites in the queue are the final resting places of Captain Culpepper Clyne and poetess Prudence Pock.
Before the queue was re-imagined, wheelchair users were taken through the exit to board. To some I guess it felt like you were skipping some of the line, to me it meant missing one of the best parts of the attraction, the stretch room.
When you enter the stretch room, a Cast Member will ask you to stay to the right. After you meet your host, your ghost host, stay behind as everyone else enters the attraction. Once everyone clears out a Cast Member will lead you to a hallway where you are taken over to the exit of the attraction.
If you are unable to walk, they will stop the attraction to let you board. Just tell them you need the accessible ride vehicle. There are two doom buggies that are easier to transfer into since the side is flush with the seat, no arm rest to try to get over.
Once you have made your way through the mansion, they will stop the attraction again so you can transfer back into your wheelchair. My husband helps me get in and out of the ride vehicle and we have never had any problems. The Cast Members at the mansion have always been really helpful and we have never felt rushed.