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Guest Defends Their Disruptive Behavior on ‘Haunted Mansion’

Hearing reports of Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, or even Disneyland Paris Resort Guests who are behaving badly during their trips to Disney Parks is, unfortunately, nothing new for Disney enthusiasts and Disney fans. However, one Disney Guest who recently caused the shutdown of Haunted Mansion has spoken up to explain herself!

TikTok user Jojo (@thelifeofjo_duh) visited the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim recently with her family, and revealed on social media that she and her family had behaved in a way that led to the ride’s shutdown. Jojo described her family’s “walk of shame” as they were led out of the Haunted Mansion by a Cast Member — but revealed that she and her family did allegedly have a good reason for the ride’s temporary shutdown.

@thelifeofjo_duh

We did the walk of shame. The operator came & said “come with us.” 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ #DisneyLand #california @Disneyland California

♬ This Is a Work of Art (Sketchy) – Dubskie

JoJo posted a second TikTok video explaining the situation after the first brief video that merely mentioned closing down the Disney ride — and according to her, she and her family actually shut down the ride for a logical reason that was not intentionally meant to be disruptive or cause the entire Disney ride to shut down.

@thelifeofjo_duh

Replying to @ohkaykay_ #greenscreen the reason we stopped the ride!!

♬ original sound – JoJo

According to Jojo, she and her family (i.e. her mother and her aunt) decided to squeeze into a Doom Buggy on the Disney attraction as one group, because they were all “scared” of the spooky ride and none of them wanted to be in a Doom Buggy alone. Since the Haunted Mansion involves specters like the Hitchhiking Ghosts and Madame Leota, many passengers might agree with the sentiment!

However, the ride’s safety system came into play; with three people in one Doom Buggy, the safety bar that is meant to drop down on the passengers and keep them in place could not properly function.

Hitchhiking Ghosts in the Haunted Mansion

The Hitchhiking Ghosts and Madame Leota are some iconic characters on the Haunted Mansion ride in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland. Credit: Disney

This malfunction, of sorts, led to the ride’s pause for everyone. JoJo and her family were not actually in trouble (unlike the family who was kicked out of a Disney Park after one of them was caught trespassing into a restricted area and jumping onto a moving Pirates of the Caribbean boat), and they were apparently allowed to ride the Haunted Mansion ride again if they wanted to — as long as they split up among two Doom Buggys to keep the safety measures satisfied, presumably.

There you have it! For once, a Guest interrupted a Disney ride for an innocent and only-moderately disruptive reason. Disney Guests are becoming so infamous for their bad behavior that a documentary is actually being made about the subject, so this less serious incident will be a breath of fresh air to many Disney fans!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!