On-ride PhotoPass comes to the Haunted Mansion

Apr 02, 2019 in "Haunted Mansion"

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:46am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion will begin offering on-ride PhotoPass from today.

Like other recent on-ride PhotoPass additions, there will be no preview screens at the attraction, and instead everything will be done electronically via My Disney Experience, the PhotoPass website, or at a PhotoPass center on property.

The on-ride pictures will be linked to a user's account via MagicBand recognition, so a MagicBand must be worn on the attraction for the image to be successfully linked.

Cameras for the PhotoPass capture are located near the beginning of the ride.

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larryzApr 24, 2019

Well, that's very pecksnuffian of you...

Gitson ShigglesApr 23, 2019

It’s a glorified photo booth. Disney could at least give us a countdown prior to the flash and an arrow pointing where to look.

DomVF07Apr 23, 2019

But of course!

LittleBufordApr 23, 2019

May we see the picture? 👻

DomVF07Apr 23, 2019

This👆 Reading up on this prior to our trip 2 weeks ago I knew exactly where the photo would be. So we cheesed it up and enjoyed every minute of it. Because after all, who cares!? It's Disney. Live in the moment when you can and digress later. Also to note we barely noticed the flash though we were fully expecting it as well.......

TheBlackPrince666Apr 23, 2019

Me too, it looked better all the way back in November like it was since 2007. But the new portraits were growing on me, but the new flash and the drapes around medusa seemed to have doubled in length and almost drag on the floor to hide the camera just looks like crap. I really hope it changes someday, but i doubt that greatly.

Kman101Apr 15, 2019

Fair point. I just see the irony in placing an on-ride photo in the flashing photos section. It makes sense to me. I get what you're saying though. It does seem, overall, an odd spot.

HauntedPirateApr 15, 2019

But that would entail voluntary guest participation (and probably CM interaction), and we all know how Disney doesn't like guests thinking while on vacation. Better to have things done automatically, so the guest doesn't have to think about it, like paying for things with Magic Bands. Oops, did I say that out loud? That wasn't supposed to be a secret, was it? ;)

Mac TonightApr 15, 2019

Make me an offer I can't refuse...

LittleBufordApr 14, 2019

Not to offend you (I can see you're a fan!), but I really don't get the obsession with the Hatbox Ghost. I'm glad Disneyland has him, but it's not like the Magic Kingdom version is lacking anything because of his absence.

The Hatbox GhostApr 14, 2019

From what I’ve seen here I like this, I think it’s a good addition. However I’m still waiting for the actual Hatbox Ghost to make his appearance in the attic at WDW (same effect they have in DL). Maybe this is a step in that direction?

MisterPenguinApr 14, 2019

They should move the camera to the clock that spookily goes to... 13!!!! I'd love to see what I look like rolling my eyes.

Magenta PantherApr 14, 2019

Well, I admit that the lightning effect does still work after all, although the painting's brightness make them less convincing as paintings IMO. My apologies, TDO.

NateD1226Apr 14, 2019

Let's all thank @Chairman Bob and his team for ruining rides once again! ;)