Disneyland Paris announced today that its major refurbishment of the iconic Phantom Manor will last a bit longer than expected, with the attraction set to reopen in early 2019.
- Phantom Manor — the park’s version of the classic Haunted Mansion — has been under refurbishment and was expected to return this fall.
- Unfortunately, the resort said in a statement “Refurbishment of the Ravenswood Mansion is taking longer than we expected because of the playful spirits. We look forward to welcoming guests to our re-imagined Phantom Manor attraction in early 2019.”
- At the recent Disney FanDaze event at Walt Disney Studios Park, Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald confirmed that, when the attraction does reopen, it will re-incorporate recordings of the legendary Vincent Price.
- He also teased that guests will finally learn the true identity of the titular phantom.
In other news — Disneyland Paris:
- Following the popular Festival of Pirates and Princesses, Disneyland Paris is currently celebrating Marvel Summer of Super Heroes. This special event includes new entertainment, food, and more. The celebration lasts through September 30th.
- Speaking of special events, this September the resort will host a night of jazz as Disney Loves Jazz, Soiree of Jazz takes over the Walt Disney Studios Park. The hard ticket party will take place September 29th from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and include live jazz music, exclusive Disney Character Meet’n’Greets, exciting rides, and the exclusive Jazz Loves Disney in concert.
- In some offbeat news, Disneyland Paris recently launched a new site — The Castle Hub — intended to grow collaboration between the resort and various startups. The celebrate the new site, the resort invited several startups to present their ultimate elevator pitches, sharing their ideas while riding the Tower of Terror. Thankfully, this challenges was documented and the ensuing video is definitely worth a watch.
- Finally, Disneyland Paris is set for more major changes in the coming years following the February announcement that Disney will invest 2 billion Euro in the resort, including a transformation and expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park.