The Midnight Manor

For me, September marks the start of Halloween season, the spookiest time of the year, and a time of wonderful ambiance.  Disney doesn't do terrifying scary attractions, of course, but it's pretty good at eeriness.  Phantom Manor, at Disneyland Paris, is a prime example.  It's spooky year round, and it gives off a certain "Psycho House" vibe from where it stands, on a hill at the end of Thunder Mesa.  This dilapidated old Victorian mansion has plenty of haunts, many of them grim, not all of them grinning.  It's a spectacular ride and a wonderfully twisted combination of macabre and magnificent.  Consider this a mood setter as we venture into Halloween time!

The Phantom Manor looms at night.


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