Disney Shares Details on Return of ‘small world,’ Haunted Mansion Holiday Overlays

Haunted Mansion Holiday
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It may only be the beginning of August, but it appears that Disney Parks are already getting fanatics hyped up for the holiday season. On Tuesday, August 2, Disney Parks Blog released some new information on what Guests can expect at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year, including the return of some very special attraction overlays.

Yes, Disneyland’s Christmastime overlays for “it’s a small world” and Haunted Mansion will be returning once again this year.

small world holiday overlay

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Disney Parks Blog states:

“Two beloved Disneyland attractions will return with fan-favorite seasonal transformations. “it’s a small world” Holiday takes guests around the world as dolls and toys representing children enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their respective countries. And In New Orleans Square, Jack Skellington and his friends cause a collision between Christmas and Halloween to transform the Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday.”

haunted mansion holiday

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Related: Oogie Boogie, Disney Park Halloween Favorites Return This Year!

It is still unclear at this time when exactly either of these overlays will be returning to their respective attractions. But it is safe to say that both will be ready for the start of the season: November 8, 2022. Haunted Mansion Holiday will return first with Disneyland’s Halloween festivities, and the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed experience will remain available to Guests through the end of the Holiday Season: January 8, 2023.

Meanwhile, over at the Walt Disney World Resort, Jungle Cruise’s holiday overlay, “Jingle Cruise,” will also return for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Click the link below to read more about what Seasonal Celebrations will be coming to Disney World this year.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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Read More: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Returns!

2022 marks the return of normal holiday celebrations at Disney Parks since before the pandemic.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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