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Disney World Haunted Mansion

Photo courtesy of Express Monorail (°O°)

Photo courtesy of Express Monorail (°O° Joe)

The Disney World Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom has been known to break down every once in a while. Not while Dad’s here it’s not.


We finally arrived at the Haunted Mansion and got right in. In fact we got in so fast we didn’t have time to enjoy all of the tombstones and things outside of the entrance. Doesn’t Disney do a great job of making standing in line for hours interesting? I digress.


The whole bunch was there ready to ride. Mrs. Mom’s Mom and Dad, Dad and Mrs. Mom, The Princess and The Man Child, Mrs. Mom’s sisters, (we’ll just call them Number One and Number Two) (ps. I might get in trouble if I call them The Grump and The Pest) Number One’s husband, The Yankee, and their two girls, The Cheerleader and The Shy One, and Number Two’s husband, Kelly, and their three boys, Larry, Curly and Mo.


Did you get all that?


Need a chart? I didn’t think so.


Hey, Dad… Take an ADD pill and get on with it.




We all boarded the Doom Buggies and off we went. As usual The Princess was sitting by me (she loves her Daddy) and Mrs. Mom and The Man-Child were on behind us.


We started through the house… Ooooooo… Aaaaaa… Hear the crickets chirping… Feel those million eyes watching… Listen to those…


What was that “the ride will resume shortly, please stay seated with your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times.” Then the sound track came back on.


Ooooo… Ahhhhh… Chirrrp….


“The ride will resume shortly, please… (Please shut up.)


After a couple of minutes the ride resumed. We got over to where the blackbirds are crowing when…

“The ride will resume shortly, please keep all body parts inside the vehicle at all times.” Then the soundtrack came back on.

Those stupid blackbirds were yacking…


For 20 minutes. We sat on a hill watching the same scene, hearing the same squaking, over and over.

Good thing I didn’t have a gun, I’d have killed me some black birds.

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  1. Out of curiosity, when did this happen? We were there 8 years ago when on our last day we went to the Haunted Mansion. Sadly my mom ended up by herself and tried to get onto the buggy when she ended up falling backwards. They had to stop the ride for about 20 minutes as we waited for the paramedics to arrive. A very scary time for me.

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