Haunted Mansion Holiday (Disneyland)

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Guests enter foyer.)

‘Twas a long time ago (longer now than it seems),
In a place that, perhaps, you have seen in your dreams.
For the story that you are about to be told
Began in the holiday worlds of old.
I know you’re curious to see what’s inside.
It’s what happens when two holidays collide!

(Guests enter Stretching Room.)

Welcome, my friends, to our Christmas delight!
Come witness a ghoulishly glorious sight.
It’s time for our holiday tale to begin.
There’s no turning back now—please, come all the way in.

Our holiday tale is a tale that’s quite charming,
But during this season, it’s sometimes alarming.
So relax and reflect, feel free to take pause,
While we tell you a tale about dear Sandy Claws.

(Room begins stretching. Sounds of glass breaking.)

La la la la la, etc.

‘Twas the nightmare before Christmas, and all through the house,
Not a creature was peaceful—not even a mouse.
The stockings, all hung by the chimney with care,
When opened that morning would cause such a scare.
The children, nestled all snug in their beds,
Would have nightmares of monsters and skeleton heads. (Laughs.)

(Glass breaking sound overhead reveals Jack and Zero.)

Happy holidays, everyone! (Laughs.)

(Scream and crashing sound, followed by laughter and eerie singing.)

Now hurry along. As they say, “Look alive.”
This is one holiday you will want to survive. (Laughs.)

(Guests proceed into hallway.)

Jack Skellington came here from Halloween Town,
You’ll notice his handiwork scattered around.
This year, he’s decided to play Sandy Claws,
But when Halloween creates Christmas… you might see a few flaws.

And now, a dark carriage will take you away.
Sit back, rest in peace, in your black Christmas sleigh.
Your sleigh will accommodate one or two more.
We hope you’re prepared for what Jack has in store.

(Guests board doom buggies.)

Don’t pull down the bar—it will float down with ease.
And keep a close watch on all children, please.
All good ghouls and boys must sit safe in their seats,
And keep in their sleigh all hands, arms, legs, or feets.

(Spanish safety spiel.)

More rapid than vultures, the Mansion was changed.
All was soon covered, adorned, and deranged.
And what, to your wondering eyes, disappears,
Is Jack’s little friend Zero—the ghost dog reindeer!

Nothing here was forgotten—it all looks so pleasant.
“A coffin,” Jack says, “makes a fine Christmas present.” (Laughs.)
A man-eating plant makes a wonderful wreath,
As long as you don’t get caught in its teeth!

Jack’s holiday vision was unlike no other,
So ring out the bells! There’s more cheer to uncover.

On the 13th day of Christmas, my ghoul love gave to me
Thirteen rings of power—embracing strength that never ends.
Twelve signs of the zodiac that rule the future and transcend.
Eleven candles floating—their scent of mystery in the air.
Ten telling tea leaves that swirl with secrets yet to share.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my ghoul love gave to me
Nine magic crystals that sparkle with a force that is pure.
Eight balls of knowledge that answer with a truth that is sure.
Seven pearls of wisdom to keep my love bewitched to me.
Six mystic mirrors, reflecting futures yet to be.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my ghoul love gave to me
Five lucky charms, to understand the right from wrong.
Four wheels of fortune, to spin their rich and golden song.
Three life lines—extending help to those in need.
Two passion potions, that love and romance may succeed.

On the first day of Christmas, my ghoul love gave to me
A Star! A brilliant star for my fortune card tree.

(Ride vehicles enter ballroom.)

With some treats and some games, you can make a scene merry.
Why, even a gingerbread house can seem scary!
All at once, happy haunts did materialize,
Like a nightmarish painting by Currier and Ives.

(Ride vehicles enter attic.)

A bag full of toys, Jack had slung on his back.
They were strange and bizarre—and on the attack!

(Ride vehicles enter graveyard.)

Sandy Claws worked his magic, both outside and in.
But one final touch made his bony face grin.
“Now what better gift on my friends to bestow
Than a graveyard that’s covered in ghostly white snow.”

It’s Christmas! Have you been good this year? Ho-ho-ho! What’s this? Can you believe your eyes? I like this Christmas thing! See Zero—I told you they would like our Christmas! Fruitcake anyone? Ho-ho-ho! I really outdid myself this time! Look at all the happy faces. Seasons greetings, everyone! Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hee-hee-hee! It’s Christmas time! Welcome to my Christmas delight! Have you been naughty or nice? I have a special present just for you! Happy Holidays, everyone!

What’s this? What’s this? What’s this? What’s this? 
We wish you a scary Christmas 
And a Haunted New Year!
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!

Fa la la la! Fa la la la la la la la la la!
What’s this? What’s this? What’s this? What’s this?
Jolly dear old Sandy Claws,
While the graveyard sleeps,
Down the chimney dark and damp,
With your sack, you creep.
Happy haunts materialize
For a swinging wake.
Glowing pumpkins harmonize.
Joyful screams we’ll make!

Ho-ho-ho, ho-ho-ho!
Ho-ho-ho, ho-ho-ho!
Fa la la la! Fa la la la la la la la la la!
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!

What’s this? What’s this? What’s this? What’s this?
Garlands made of iron chains,
Candles glowing bright.
Spiders make good ornaments
For our tree of fright!
Creepy crypts look awful nice,
Tied up in a bow.
Now our graveyard’s pure and white,
With the ghostly snow!

Ho-ho-ho, ho-ho-ho!
Ho-ho-ho, ho-ho-ho!
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!

Welcome to Oogie’s holiday tricks and treats! Round and round she goes. What’s your gift? Oogie knows! (Laughs.) Are you getting a trick or a treat? Isn’t this fun?! Ooh, I can’t wait to see what you get. It’s gift-giving time! You get what you get! Have I got a present for you?! (Laughs.) It’s all good here—sugar and spice, naughty and nice. Have you been naughty or nice, huh? Well, looky who we got here! I have a special holiday something, just for you. Hang on to your holiday hat! Oogie’s got some gifts for ya! So, you found me? Too late now—it’s time for your gift! (Laughs.) Oogie just loves sharing, and you’re about to see how generous old Oogie can be. Ooh, this is gonna be fun!

Please exit by stepping away from the car with your left foot first. Step out, and stand on the moving platform.

Please exit to your left by stepping away from the cars with your left foot first. Step out, and stand on the moving platform.

(Guests exit doom buggies and take moving platform up ramp.)

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Thank you, Sandy Claws, for bringing good cheer.
Please hurry back—we can’t wait ’til next year!
And I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight…

The world will not forget my Christmas night!

Hurry back! Hurry back!
Be sure to bring your Sandy Claws sack.
I’ll be waiting to open my Christmas presents.
Hurry back! Hurry back…

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