The Haunted Mansion Attraction was located in Kissimmee, Florida, just down the road from Disney’s Magic Kingdom and their Haunted Mansion. Not much can be found about the Kissimmee attraction other than the video below which is narrated by Adam from AdamTheWoo.com.
The video is taken from the outside but shows the scale of the building. The front is mainly brickwork and as you can see, it looks more like a castle than a mansion. Of course, the name was probably used because of the other, more famous Haunted Mansion in Disney World. We’ve blogged about the nearby Disney’s River Country, Disney’s Pop Century Legendary Years and Discovery Island. Seems like Orlando has plenty of abandoned attractions! Must be great to be an urban explorer in Central Florida.
This is from the Haunted Mansion page on Florida’s Lost Attractions –
Kissimmee’s Haunted Mansion, the mortal remains of which lie a-moldering at 4710 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, looks even creepier in death, although its second career, as a training area for the Fire Department, might help save lives in the future. When open it was a walk-through haunted house and horror memorabilia museum.
Two questions about this attraction immediately spring to mind:
1. Mansion? Doesn’t this thing look more like a castle?
2. Why would anybody name an attraction in the Orlando area “The Haunted Mansion” when that would immediately lead to unflattering comparisons with Walt Disney World’s classic Haunted Mansion attraction in the Magic Kingdom theme park just up the road?
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Category: Theme Park