Phantom Manor

Beauty once lived in this house, and beauty lives here still.

The doors are open, the lights are flickering, the rooms are... stretching! Don't dawdle, move quickly - there are many strange and mysterious things to discover in this once-great mansion on the hill. This is Phantom Manor, the home of 999 happy haunts and one very dark secret.

Thunder Mesa legend tells of a beautiful young woman, Melanie Ravenswood, who lived in the manor with her father for many years. Upon Melanie's engagement to a miner from Big Thunder, her father was enraged to hear of the fiancé's plans to take his daughter away from Thunder Mesa.

The wedding day arrived and the fiancé failed to appear. Ever since this fateful day, Melanie has wandered the hallways and rooms of the manor waiting for her fiancé to arrive. What became of him? Wait and see..

  • May frighten some
  • Don't miss this!

Omnimover dark ride with Audio-Animatronics, special effects and lavish attention to detail.

  • Opening Date

    12th April 1992

  • Attraction Type

    Dark ride

  • Duration

    7 minutes

  • Capacity

    2 or 3 Guests per doombuggy, 131 doombuggies

  • Suitablility
    • Children 3-7
    • Children 8-12
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors


  • Phantom Manor contains 92 Audio-Animatronics characters, 54 animated props, 58 individual special effects and more than 400 special show props, making it one of the most elaborate attractions ever created for a Disney theme park.
  • For the unique music of Phantom Manor, principal performers were drawn from the London Chamber Orchestra and supplemented by 60 of the finest studio musicians in London. Rhythms range from a gloomy funeral march, to a ballroom waltz, to a honky-tonk saloon piano version and ultimately, to a rollicking vocal rendition by a quartet of singing statues!
  • The ride through Phantom Manor is provided by "Doom Buggies": two-passenger carriages of the continuously-moving WEDway "OmniMover" Transportation System, developed by Walt Disney Imagineering. Each of the 131 cars is capable of 180-degree turns, to the left and right, and are pre-programmed to turn in the direction of each scene.
  • The musical skeletons found in the Skeleton Catacombs were inspired by the 1929 Disney short animated film, The Skeleton Dance. The film, produced in black and white, was the first in the "Silly Symphonies" series.

Phantom Manor employs a cast of 92 Audio-Animatronic characters... or are they...?


  • Phantom Manor often has longer queues in the morning and around the middle of the day. By riding later, you'll not only get the chance of a "walk-on", thanks to the high capacity, but an intensely more atmospheric experience as you leave the darkness outside for the darkness... inside!


  • Although the ride does not feature any sudden scares, the sinister atmosphere of the attraction may frighten some. The pre-show room features a moment of complete darkness.
  • Transfer required. Enter via the exit, following the path to the right of the main entrance gates. The moving conveyer belt loading area can be slowed or stopped while you board.