This year the Disneyland Resort will be celebrating 20 years of Haunted Mansion Holiday. With the return of the Halloween festivities at the Disneyland Resort from September 3 – October 31, Haunted Mansion Holiday will also be returning. The seasonal layover is inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. In the film, both Christmas and Halloween collide. The same happens with Haunted Mansion Holiday.
For this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday, the tradition of building a gingerbread house continues. Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks and designer of this year’s house shared about the inspiration for this year’s gingerbread house. Because it is the 20th anniversary, this year’s house celebrates all of the ones that came before. Wollweber shared with the Disney Parks Blog, “we went back to the graveyard to dig up all of our ideas from the past 19 years. This year’s Franken-house stitches together favorite elements from the previous 19 houses!”
Here is a look at previous years’ gingerbread houses:
- 2001 – Monster House
- 2002 – Present House
- 2003 – Giant Oogie Boogie House
- 2004 – Zero’s Dog House
- 2005 – Giant Man-eating Wreath House
- 2006 – Monster-infested House
- 2007 – Jack-in-the Box House
- 2008 – Giant Gingerbread Coffin House
- 2009 – Scary-Go-Round House
- 2010 – Pop-Up Sandy Claws House
- 2011 – Mimic Monster House
- 2012 – Jack Skellington’s House
- 2013 – 13 Days of Christmas House
- 2014 – Gingerbread Zombie House
- 2015 – Gingerbread Card House
- 2016 – Stitched-Up-Patchwork House
- 2017 – Oogie Boogie Bug-infested House
- 2018 – Giant Gingerbread Spider House
- 2019 – Haunted Mansion 50 Years of Hauntings House
- 2021 – Gingerbread Franken-House
The culmination of all of these makes up the inspiration for this year’s gingerbread house. Disney has shared a rendering of what it will look like when guests experience Haunted Mansion Holiday on September 3.
The 20th anniversary of Haunted Mansion Holiday will also have some merchandise offerings for fans as well. Starting on September 27th, there will be a new canteen available by Corkcicle, pins, and a T-shirt. These will only be available at the Disneyland Resort.
Disney also announced that for this week only a Jack Skellington sipper will be available at French Market and Harbour Gallery to help celebrate the 20th anniversary. This will be available through July 18.
What do you think of this year’s gingerbread house design for Haunted Mansion Holiday? Are you excited about it? Will you be visiting the Disneyland Resort to experience it? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!