Is a Haunted Mansion Restaurant Coming to Walt Disney World?

Disney is always looking for new ways to enhance the experiences of their theme park guests, and there is little doubt that themed restaurants end up doing just that. There are always rumors that brand new experiences will be built, but one can only wait until something happens to know for sure. If the latest rumor of a Haunted Mansion-themed restaurant being built in the Magic Kingdom ends up being true, Walt Disney World would not only enhance it but make many people very happy.

With Pirates of the Caribbean proving to be a huge success, and major motion pictures in the works for both the Jungle Cruise and The Haunted Mansion, it should come as no surprise Disney is now rumored to be looking to build a new restaurant in the Magic Kingdom themed to the Haunted Mansion.

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The Haunted Mansion is one of the classic rides of Disney. There’s a version of it in every single Disneyland-style park except for Shanghai Disneyland.

In late 2014, Disney took an old gift and candle shop in Liberty Square and completely transformed it for the Haunted Mansion. Memento Mori, as it is now called, sells a ton of Haunted Mansion merchandise and sees more business than ever before. It is located right outside the entrance of the attraction and is conveniently located where guests have no choice but to walk by it.

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Now Disney is rumored to be taking the Haunted Mansion experience to a whole new level, with a restaurant.

A dining venue based on a theme park attraction isn’t anything new for Disney. The Jungle Skipper Canteen, a 222-seat full-service restaurant that opened roughly a year and a half ago, is themed after the famed Jungle Cruise. Here, guests can dine surrounded by Jungle Cruise memorabilia with a menu inspired by the Tropical rivers of the world experienced on the ride. The menu debuted with numerous exotic dishes but has seen at least two overhauls within the past year, each time bringing the menu more mainstream.

There’s no real word or idea on where the new dining location would be built or how big it would be. Nothing is known as to whether it would be a quick-service or table-service location either. This is all still very early and still rumored until Disney says anything officially, so, only time will tell.

This isn’t the first time Disney has tried to cash in on the famous dark ride. In 2003, The Haunted Mansion was made into a comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Tilly.

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