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Disney holds ‘haunted mansion’ premiere without its stars for first major event impacted by actors strike.

The studio leaned on the film's producers and director, as well as its theme park characters, on the red carpet in the absence of actors Tiffany Haddish, LaKeith Stanfield and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Disney ‘s Haunted Mansion premiere, held at Disneyland on Saturday night, looked a little different from what the studio originally planned as it became the first major Hollywood event to take place after SAG-AFTRA took to the picket lines.

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While several studios and streamers have opted to cancel their upcoming events — most notably the Oppenheimer red carpet in New York set for Monday — Disney moved forward with the premiere, leaning on its theme park characters in the absence of the actors.

In lieu of the #HauntedMansion stars, who are not in attendance at the world premiere due to the actors strike, Disney has its classic villains walking the red carpet pic.twitter.com/aCc0G30SuK — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Maleficent, Snow White ‘s Evil Queen and Cruella de Vil posed for photos with fans throughout the two-hour red carpet, as influencers and other guests also got private access to ride the Haunted Mansion attraction. Producers, as well as Simien, arrived about halfway through the event, stopping for group photos before the director briefly talked to press.

#HauntedMansion director Justin Simien arrives at the Disneyland premiere pic.twitter.com/WFybi5CNQt — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023

The red carpet was followed by a screening at California Adventure’s Hyperion Theater, where Simien took the stage, reflecting on how he used to work at Disneyland, and thanked his collaborators and Disney execs.

“Obviously we’re here at a weird time in the industry, there’s some folks that aren’t here — of course I’m referring to the multiple walkouts on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars . Frankly, I’m broiled by the drama this season. No, there’s some other things going on too,” Simien added in reference to the strike, also shouting out the star-studded cast by name.

Amid the SAG-AFTRA strike, #HauntedMansion director Justin Simien weighs in on walking the red carpet without his cast, as well as his concerns over AI pic.twitter.com/M5QvvDDXGq — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023

SAG-AFTRA announced the work stoppage after negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers  faltered on Wednesday night .

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Disney Surprises Haunted Mansion Cast Members with ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie Premiere Invites

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by Adam Earnhart , Communications Manager, Disney Experiences

Somewhere beyond where hinges creak in doorless chambers, some of the Haunted Mansion’s most esteemed caretakers around the world recently received a spirited surprise met with utter shock and delighted excitement.

Soon, Disney’s “Haunted Mansion,” inspired by the classic attraction, will materialize in theaters beginning with a special premiere screening this month at a charmingly chilling location. In honor of its Disney Parks lineage, a #DisneyCastLife group of cast member maids and butlers from each Haunted Mansion attraction around the world has been invited to walk the red carpet and see the advance screening!

Not only does this brigade of 10 cast include representatives from the original Disneyland Resort attraction, and its sister versions at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disney Resort —but also rides inspired by it, including Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris , and Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland . The grim grinning hosts will further socialize as they enjoy additional experiences together at Disneyland Resort.

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Some of them carry lifelong affinities for hitchhiking ghosts. “This is where I’ve wanted to be since I was seven years old,” said Shannon Miller, who will represent the Magic Kingdom Park attraction with Matthew Desilets. “When I rode it for the first time, I just fell in love with it… my mom tells the story all the time of when I said I was going to work at the Haunted Mansion!”

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“When I was a little girl, I would go to Disneyland and cry on every single ride because it was too scary,” laughed Maddie Liu (above, with fellow representative Alex Salinas), who will help welcome the group representing the Disneyland park attraction. “But I just always really loved the vibe of Haunted Mansion… New Orleans Square was my happy place as a kid.”

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Other group members are about to live out longtime dreams. “Since the beginning of my Disneyland Paris story I’ve been connected to Haunted Mansion,” said Yoann Langlois (above left), who will join Amélie Fuentes (right) representing Phantom Manor at the premiere. “This will be my first time in California. I cried when I found out… it took me 3 or 4 days to process. I have to get ready!”

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“When I heard I was selected for this opportunity, I couldn’t tell if I was dreaming or it was real,” said Noriko Kubota (above left, with fellow representative Yuya Sato), who has worked at the Haunted Mansion attraction at Tokyo Disneyland for nearly two decades. “This is my first time visiting Disneyland, so not just experiencing the ‘Haunted Mansion’ movie, but being able to go to the original park Walt Disney created is something I’m quite honored by.”

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“This is our first time to visit California,” agrees Taeny Poon (above left), an 11-year Hong Kong Disneyland cast member representing Mystic Manor , which she helped open in 2013. “We have been wanting to go for a long, long time, and we’re very excited we can visit!” said Taeny, who will be joined by teammate Annto To (above center).

We’re sworn to chilling confidentiality on the private premiere details, but look alive and follow @DisneyParks channels to see all the frightful fun. Then, mark your calendar and make final arrangements to see “Haunted Mansion,” directed by Justin Simien (a former Disneyland Resort cast member himself), debuting in U.S. theaters July 28.

Safe travels to our #DisneyCastLife intercontinental contingent. There’s no turning back now…

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Disney Characters Walk Red Carpet at 'Haunted Mansion' Premiere Instead of Film's Stars Due to SAG Strike

SAG-AFTRA members are not allowed to attend premieres per the stipulations of the union strike initiated on Thursday

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Disney characters walked the red carpet at the Haunted Mansion premiere at Disneyland on Saturday instead of the film’s stars due to the SAG-AFTRA strike initiated on Thursday.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Maleficent, the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) and Cruella de Vil posed on the carpet for photos with guests, who also gained private access to ride the titular attraction, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

Director Justin Simien was the only one from the film to attend the premiere, telling Variety that he was “sad” his cast couldn’t walk the carpet with him. (Press was initially told that the filmmaker would not be speaking with any reporters for interviews.)

“I feel very ambivalent about it, but at the same time, I’m just so proud of this cast and I’m so, so proud of Katie Dippold who wrote the script, and so much of why I did this was to honor her words and to honor their work,” Simien told THR at the premiere. 

“If they can’t be here to speak for it, I felt like I had to be here to speak for it,” he explained. “It’s sad that they’re not here, at the same time, I totally support the reason why they’re not here. And I’m happy to be the one to ring the bell in their stead.”

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According to THR and Variety , LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish , Jamie Lee Curtis , Danny Devito , Rosario Dawson , Owen Wilson , Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj, Chase W. Dillon, Marilu Henner, Lindsay Lamb were originally supposed to walk the red carpet at the premiere of their upcoming film. Instead, however, in observance of the strike’s stipulations, they did not.

After SAG-AFTRA — the union that comprises the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — announced it had initiated a strike on Thursday, members received instructions on what is and isn’t permitted.

In a Thursday memo signed by union president Fran Drescher and national executive director and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA members were ordered “to cease rendering all services and performing all work covered by the TV/Theatrical Contracts” once the strike began — meaning that any work on TV shows and movies must come to a halt, shutting down production completely.

This includes promoting new projects, such as tours, personal appearances and attendance at premieres and screenings. Interviews are also off the table, as well as podcast appearances and promotion on social media.

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At "Haunted Mansion" premiere, Disney characters replace stars amid actors strike

By Megan Cerullo

July 17, 2023 / 4:11 PM EDT / MoneyWatch

As the actors strike scuttles Hollywood productions , as well as events promoting performers' work, one movie premiere went forward as scheduled, albeit without its stars.

At Disney's "Haunted Mansion" premiere Saturday, the only recognizable faces on the red carpet were those of Disney characters, not the star-studded film's cast members. 

Typically, red carpet events featuring celebrities arriving amid flashing bulbs and screaming fans are a trademark of — and the engine behind — Hollywood premieres. But as roughly 65,000 actors represented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) are now on strike, they are prohibited not only from working on camera but from promoting their work through festivals, premieres or interviews. 

SAG-AFTRA announced the work stoppage Friday  after negotiations with studios failed . They join more than 11,000 TV and script writers represented by the Writers Guild of America who have been  on strike since early May , marking the first time since 1960 that two major Hollywood unions have been on strike at the same time. The dual strikes pose an existential threat to the industry, particularly if the protracted negotiations drag on past the summer, experts have said.

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A different kind of premiere

Consequently, the "Haunted House" premiere, the first Hollywood event to take place since SAG-AFTRA threw up picket lines last week , indeed looked different from typical red carpet events. 

Lead actors Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito and Rosario Dawson, among other cast members, were notably absent from the event, held at the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, on which the film is based.

In their place were Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Maleficent and Cruella de Vil, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Other attendees included so-called influencers, who are not represented by the actors guild. 

In lieu of the #HauntedMansion stars, who are not in attendance at the world premiere due to the actors strike, Disney has its classic villains walking the red carpet pic.twitter.com/aCc0G30SuK — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023

"I felt like I had to be here"

The film's director, Justin Simien, was also in attendance. Simien said he supported actors who are striking in order to reach what they consider to be a fair deal with Hollywood studios, represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). But he's also proud of their work on the film which he wanted to promote.

"I feel very ambivalent about it, but at the same time, I'm just so proud of this cast and I'm so, so proud of Katie Dippold who wrote the script, and so much of why I did this was to honor her words and to honor their work," Simien told The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere. "If they can't be here to speak for it, I felt like I had to be here to speak for it. It's sad that they're not here. At the same time, I totally support the reason why they're not here, and I'm happy to be the one to ring the bell in their stead." 

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At issue in the negotiations between actors and studios are two primary sticking points: how the advent of streaming affects their pay, and the prospect of artificial intelligence replacing them . 

Simien also told the Hollywood Reporter that he believes actors' AI-related concerns are "a very important thing to hammer home and to figure out."

No premiere for "Oppenheimer"

By contrast, highly anticipated summer titles without costumed characters to rely on as stand-ins, such as Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer," scrapped premieres altogether after the strike began. (Actors attending the film's U.K. premiere on Friday walked out as soon as SAG-AFTRA called a strike.)

Media Mogul Barry Diller, the former chairman and CEO of Fox, Inc., suggested on "Face the Nation" Sunday that Hollywood executives as well as the highest-paid actors should take 25% pay cuts "to try and narrow the difference between those who get highly paid and those that don't."

"Everybody's probably overpaid at the top end," Diller, chairman and senior executive of IAC and Expedia, said.

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Megan Cerullo is a New York-based reporter for CBS MoneyWatch covering small business, workplace, health care, consumer spending and personal finance topics. She regularly appears on CBS News streaming to discuss her reporting.

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‘Haunted Mansion’ Disneyland Premiere Replaces Striking Stars With Mickey and Cruella

Performers dressed as classic Disney characters appeared alongside director Justin Simien

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This weekend saw Disney’s upcoming film “ Haunted Mansion” become the first to stage a premiere without its cast, who were all absent as part of SAG-AFTRA’s strike which began this past Friday.

With stars like Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis and Danny DeVito now among the 160,000 actors union members pulling out from film and TV productions as well as any events promoting those productions, Disney repurposed the premiere as a fan event at the Anaheim resort, with Disneyland cast members dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse as well as famous villains like Maleficent and Cruella De Vil appearing on the red carpet outside the famed theme park ride that inspired the film.

@celebritea.io #CruellaDeVil at the #HauntedMansion premiere! #Disneyland #celebritea #fabtv #hauntedmansiondisney #disneyparks #disneytiktok #disneyworld #halloween ♬ Grim Grinning Ghosts (Theme from “The Haunted Mansion”) [Instrumental] – Halloween Sound Machine
@sparrowsess Haunted Mansion World Premiere! ? thank you Disney for having me, it was an honor ? #hauntedmansion #ghosthost #disneyland #hauntedmansionworldpremiere #disney ♬ Haunted Mansion – The Disneylanders

It is not clear whether these cast members are unionized with the American Guild of Variety Artists, which represents stage performers at Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood among others. TheWrap has reached out to the AGVA for comment and will update with any reply.

One person involved with the film who was on the red carpet was the film’s director, Justin Simien, who voiced his support for his stars and for SAG-AFTRA and WGA members who are now together on the picket lines demanding stronger AI protections and higher residual pay for streaming shows and movies. He also criticized Disney CEO Bob Iger, who said in a CNBC interview this past week that the unions’ demands were “not realistic.”

“Let me tell you about unrealistic: Me being a filmmaker is unrealistic,” Simien told Variety. “Coming from Houston, Texas, gay, Black? That’s unrealistic. And what made me believe I could do that and so many other things is watching these movies with these beautiful protagonists that had these unrealistic dreams, and seeing the journey that it took to get there.

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“So many artists believe in that dream and contribute to these movies and the products, and are here because of these products,” he added. “I would love to talk to him about the reality that we all face as artists to make the impossible happen every day.”

While “Haunted Mansion” is the first film to premiere without its stars because of the SAG-AFTRA strike, Cillian Murphy and the cast of Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” left during its premiere in Paris as reports surfaced that SAG-AFTRA was preparing to announce its strike. Nolan voiced his support for the union as he announced to attendees that his cast had left, and later said in a BBC News interview that he would not begin work on his next film until the strike was resolved.

“This is not about me, this is not about the stars of my film,” he said, “This is about jobbing actors, this is about staff writers on television programs trying to raise a family, trying to keep food on the table.”

“Haunted Mansion” hits theaters on July 28.

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SAG-AFTRA Strike: Disney Characters Walk Carpet Instead of Stars at ‘Haunted Mansion’ Premiere

By Althea Legaspi

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The show must go on apparently for Disney ’s Haunted Mansion , as the premiere at Disneyland continued to take place on Saturday, despite SAG-AFTRA voting to strike on Thursday morning.

As Variety reported earlier in the week, the film’s debut was going to happen regardless of how the strike vote landed. On Saturday, instead of the usual interviews with actors and actresses as they walked the red carpet, the press was met with Disneyland characters strutting their stuff as “guests,” as Variety shared. There were appearances by Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, among others.

The fictional character Cruella de Vil has arrived at the #HauntedMansion premiere in Disneyland. https://t.co/ozgw9lMm8J pic.twitter.com/kKnSzCsH1j — Variety (@Variety) July 16, 2023

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With a SAG-AFTRA strike in effect, the #HauntedMansion premiere at Disneyland is seeing characters like Maleficent walk the carpet. https://t.co/ozgw9lMm8J pic.twitter.com/1oG9dE850K — Variety (@Variety) July 16, 2023

“It’s so surreal, it’s so sad and disappointing, but I’m not disappointed in this cast. I’m disappointed in the conditions that have brought about this situation,” he told Malkin .

Haunted Mansion , which is inspired by the theme park ride of the same name, hits theaters on July 28.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have arrived at the #HauntedMansion premiere in Disneyland — the first major carpet to take place since SAG-AFTRA voted to issue a strike Thursday. https://t.co/ozgw9lMm8J pic.twitter.com/tMkYTHFIZe — Variety (@Variety) July 16, 2023

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“Haunted Mansion” Movie Premiere Full of Disney Stars

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Last night’s “Haunted Mansion” movie premiere took place at Disney California Adventure as planned, but while it didn’t have human movie stars, there were plenty of Disney stars in attendance.

The Details

The “Haunted Mansion” world premiere at Disneyland Resort was the first major movie premiere affected by the SAG-AFTRA strike , and as such, none of the actors could attend.

The red carpet was instead populated by Disney stars such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Cruella, the Evil Queen, Maleficent, and the Bride, plus Haunted Mansion cast members from around the world, as well as Disney Legend Bob Gurr and Imagineer Tania Norris.

The film’s director Justin Simien attended the premiere, and speaking before the audience, said, “Obviously we’re here at a weird time in the industry, there’s some folks that aren’t here.”

“…of course I’m referring to the multiple walkouts on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” he added jokingly.

Writer Katie Dippold also couldn’t attend due to the WGA strike , but Simien paid homage to her saying, ‘Trust me, if you’re a nerd and if you love this ride, that is the nerd you want in the room.”

The 2023 film directed by Simien is based on a screenplay by Dippold that is inspired by the Disney attraction.

The cast of the film includes Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Chase W. Dillon, Tiffany Haddish, Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, Jared Leto as Hatbox Ghost. Hasan Minhaj, Winona Ryder, and Dan Levy also make an appearance in the film.

“Haunted Mansion” opens in theaters on July 28.

The Premiere

As with any movie premiere, there were plenty of photos and videos documenting the spooky red carpet in front of the attraction, before everyone moved to the actual movie premiere which took place at the Hyperion Theater (be patient, it may take a bit to load):

@disneyparks Now as they say… look alive. 👻 #RedCarpet #Premiere #HauntedMansion #HauntedMansionMovie #DisneyParks #Disneyland #Disney ♬ original sound – Disney Parks
@disneyparks Our Haunted Mansion cast members from around the world have been dying to have you. 🔮 #DisneyCastLife #HauntedMansion #Premiere #Disneyland #DisneyParks #RedCarpet ♬ original sound – Disney Parks
The #HauntedMansion red carpet is set up for the film’s world premiere at Disneyland tonight. pic.twitter.com/N4YM1GCabT — Variety (@Variety) July 15, 2023
The world premiere of #HauntedMansion is underway at Disneyland, marking the first major red carpet since the SAG-AFTRA strike was called. As a result, the film’s actors will not be in attendance pic.twitter.com/jAY2sNui5j — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023
The press has been informed there will be no interviews conducted at the #HauntedMansion premiere — not even with director Justin Simien. Instead, Disneyland characters are walking the carpet. https://t.co/ozgw9lMm8J pic.twitter.com/P43FmPFz8v — Variety (@Variety) July 16, 2023
Some of the special guests around the Mansion greeting premiere goers. #HauntedMansion pic.twitter.com/hXFZ2Iztu4 — LaughingPlace.com (@laughing_place) July 16, 2023
Another shot of Tightrope girl Sara Sally Slayer 🌂 #Disneyland @DisneyStudios 🍿🎥 #HauntedMansion   pic.twitter.com/BTKg1ZGBVV — MouseWait (@MouseWait) July 16, 2023
Cruella de Vil makes her fashionably late appearance on the #Hauntedmansion carpet pic.twitter.com/T04lBTxSk6 — Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 15, 2023
@daysattdisney A little peek at the Haunted Mansion red carpet #disney #disneyland #disneyparks #hauntedmansion #disneymovie #disneyplus ♬ Grim Grinning Ghosts – From “The Haunted Mansion” – The Melomen & Paul Frees & Betty Taylor & Bill Lee & Thurl Ravenscroft
Hello from sunny California! We're out here getting spooky at the ✨world premiere✨ of @HauntedMansion , only in theaters July 28! #HauntedMansion pic.twitter.com/AyLGZdhGRo — Visit New Orleans (@VisitNewOrleans) July 16, 2023
In lieu of the #HauntedMansion stars, who are not in attendance at the world premiere due to the actors strike, Disney has its classic villains walking the red carpet pic.twitter.com/aCc0G30SuK — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023
#HauntedMansion director Justin Simien arrives at the Disneyland premiere pic.twitter.com/WFybi5CNQt — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023
@disneyparks Happy Haunts & Waffle Fries. 🍟👻Director @Justin Simien tells us his favorite Disney memories as a former cast member. #DisneyCastLife #HauntedMansion #Disneyland #DisneyParks #RedCarpet #Premiere #Disney #HauntedMansionMovie ♬ original sound – Disney Parks
Disney Imagineers ⁦ @THEBobGurr ⁩ and Tania Norris are here for the #HauntedMansion World Premiere screening at the Hyperion Theater in #DisneyCaliforniaAdventure . #Disneyland #999ghosts #dapsmagic pic.twitter.com/EMQGvCVqAW — Daps Magic (@DAPs_Magic) July 16, 2023
A look inside the Hyperion Theatre at Disney California Adventure for the #HauntedMansion premiere pic.twitter.com/UYTY7ClExv — LaughingPlace.com (@laughing_place) July 16, 2023
Just emerged from the ghostly realms of #Disney 's brand-new #HauntedMansion film premiere! 🏚️ It was a spectral spectacle that brought the iconic ride to life, 🎃👻 We’ll have a full review for you soon! For now, enjoy some eerie excitement from the pre-film reception.🕸️ pic.twitter.com/eneXZyS3hi — MiceChat (@MiceChat) July 16, 2023

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In case you somehow missed it, the Screen Actors Guild is striking , which means most studios have canceled their upcoming premieres (including Oppenheimer ) as actors sit out promotional events in solidarity with their fellow guild members. Disney, however, decided to plow ahead anyway with the premiere of the Haunted Mansion remake , even though the entire cast of the film was not in attendance. This makes it the first major Hollywood event to take place after the SAG-AFTRA strike was authorized . The film’s cast (which includes Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie Lee Curtis) did not attend the premiere, which was held outside Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride. Who, then, was walking the red carpet?

Well, mostly Disneyland cast members in character, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Cruella de Vil, who did their best to keep spirits high at an obviously cursed event (it should be noted that the Disney cast members are not scabbing, as they are Disneyland employees and not covered by SAG-AFTRA). Director Justin Simien was also at the event, but emphasized that the striking actors have his full support. “It’s sad that they’re not here, at the same time, I totally support the reason why they’re not here,” he said. “And I’m happy to be the one to ring the bell in their stead.”

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‘Haunted Mansion’ Disneyland Premiere Replaces Striking Stars With Mickey and Cruella

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This weekend saw Disney’s upcoming film “ Haunted Mansion” become the first to stage a premiere without its cast, who were all absent as part of SAG-AFTRA’s strike which began this past Friday.

With stars like Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis and Danny DeVito now among the 160,000 actors union members pulling out from film and TV productions as well as any events promoting those productions, Disney repurposed the premiere as a fan event at the Anaheim resort, with Disneyland cast members dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse as well as famous villains like Maleficent and Cruella De Vil appearing on the red carpet outside the famed theme park ride that inspired the film.

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It is not clear whether these cast members are unionized with the American Guild of Variety Artists, which represents stage performers at Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood among others. TheWrap has reached out to the AGVA for comment and will update with any reply.

One person involved with the film who was on the red carpet was the film’s director, Justin Simien, who voiced his support for his stars and for SAG-AFTRA and WGA members who are now together on the picket lines demanding stronger AI protections and higher residual pay for streaming shows and movies. He also criticized Disney CEO Bob Iger, who said in a CNBC interview this past week that the unions’ demands were “not realistic.”

“Let me tell you about unrealistic: Me being a filmmaker is unrealistic,” Simien told Variety. “Coming from Houston, Texas, gay, Black? That’s unrealistic. And what made me believe I could do that and so many other things is watching these movies with these beautiful protagonists that had these unrealistic dreams, and seeing the journey that it took to get there.

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“So many artists believe in that dream and contribute to these movies and the products, and are here because of these products,” he added. “I would love to talk to him about the reality that we all face as artists to make the impossible happen every day.”

While “Haunted Mansion” is the first film to premiere without its stars because of the SAG-AFTRA strike, Cillian Murphy and the cast of Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” left during its premiere in Paris as reports surfaced that SAG-AFTRA was preparing to announce its strike. Nolan voiced his support for the union as he announced to attendees that his cast had left, and later said in a BBC News interview that he would not begin work on his next film until the strike was resolved.

“This is not about me, this is not about the stars of my film,” he said, “This is about jobbing actors, this is about staff writers on television programs trying to raise a family, trying to keep food on the table.”

“Haunted Mansion” hits theaters on July 28.

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‘Haunted Mansion’ Premiere: Director Justin Simien Addresses SAG-AFTRA Strike As Disneyland Event Takes Place Without Actors

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The Haunted Mansion world premiere at Disneyland was the first major movie premiere affected by the SAG-AFTRA strike. None of the on-screen talent was at the event but director Justin Simien did address the elephant in the room.

“Obviously, we’re here at a weird time in the industry. There are some folks that aren’t here,” he said prior to the screening before joking he was talking about the “multiple walkouts of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars .”

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The director said that when he first read the script by Dippold he thought it was “a brilliant and fresh, and funny, and heartfelt, and important and meaningful take on this ride. It was really important to me to protect her vision and to realize it the best I could.”

Simien went on to thank the cast that helped him make Haunted Mansion a reality mentioning each member by name.

Haunted Mansion is inspired by the classic ride at the Disneyland Resort theme park. The story of the film is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.

The 2023 film directed by Simien is based on a screenplay by Katie Dippold. The cast of the film includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon, Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, Jared Leto as Hatbox Ghost and Winona Ryder. Hasan Minhaj and Dan Levy also make an appearance in the film.

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Haunted Mansion Disneyland Premiere Is a Grim Look at Studio Strike Cope

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Main poster for Disney's 2023 Haunted Mansion movie, featuring the main cast.

With Hollywood actors now striking, it doesn’t just mean that various big budget productions now have to cease. It also means that until the strike is actually done, actors can’t promote any of their upcoming work (those that fall under SAG-AFTRA rules) in any capacity.

As a result, it means that Disneyland premiere of the upcoming Haunted Mansion reboot was without its top-billed cast, which includes the likes of Rosario Dawson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Danny DeVito. At Saturday’s premiere, Disney (which previously confirmed it wouldn’t cancel) chose to get creative to make up for its lack of stars, and the apparent solution was to have characters already at Disneyland walk on the red carpet. In what Disney called a “spirited celebration,” and a s reported by the likes of Deadline and Variety , classic Disney characters like Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse showed up to take pictures . (They probably weren’t at the screening itself, but it would’ve been funny if they committed to the bit that hard.)

During the red carpet, Mansion director Justin Simien voiced his support and understanding for the strike, while admitting to Variety that he was “sad” his cast couldn’t be here to attend. He also spoke his mind regarding pre-strike statements made by Disney CEO Bob Iger , who currently has a $27 million salary and said actors “weren’t being realistic” with their demands and was noticeably absent from the premiere. Simien said he would “love to talk to [Iger] about the reality that we all face as artists to make the impossible happen every day. I don’t know if how he meant it is how it felt to me.”

Haunted Mansion’s premiere marks the first Hollywood event to follow the SAG-AFTRA strike. And similar to May’s MTV Movie Awards when the WGA strike was in its early days, this event paints a clear picture of how the next few weeks (or months) could fare for studios if they don’t agree to a deal sooner rather than later. It’s already hard enough that various shows and movies have had to cancel their conferences or showings at next weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con . But for a studio like Disney, whose movies thrive on star-studded marketing and has other blockbusters releasing this year in The Marvels (November 10) and Wish (November 22), the strike will be especially damaging. Having theme park actors stand in for the actual actors who are otherwise striking doesn’t feel especially sustainable, and may only go to further highlight how bad studios shot themselves in the foot by not agreeing to SAG-AFTRA and WGA’s terms.

Haunted Mansion arrives in theaters on July 28.

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PHOTOS/VIDEOS: World Premiere of “Haunted Mansion” Materializes at Disneyland Resort with Characters, Costumes, and Props

The Disneyland Resort played host on Saturday night to Disney’s newest film, Haunted Mansion. The world premiere was screened at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure. Before the actual world premier was seen by members of the media, special guests, and D23 members, a special red carpet was set up outside of the Haunted Mansion attraction and a reception was held outside of the Hyperion Theater. Also hand were various ghost hosts from different iterations of the Haunted Mansion attractions around the world.

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At Disneyland, the Haunted Mansion closed at 3:00 PM to allow for last minute preparations to be done ahead of the 5:00 PM red carpet portion of the event. When this started, various Disney characters could be seen meeting with guests and taking photos in the red carpet area and also on the lawn in front of the Haunted Mansion. This included Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Evil Queen and Maleficent, Cruella, Sally Slater, and Constance Hatchaway.

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Disney also brought in ghost hosts from around the world who work in the different iterations of the Haunted Mansion. This happy group of people were ecstatic to be at the event together and also at the original Haunted Mansion. They could be seen taking pictures with each other, with the Disneyland Ambassadors, and also with Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

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The Haunted Mansion was also open for those attending the world premiere of the film. The Daps Magic team did film it earlier in the day ahead of the start of the event. This gave the opportunity to simply ride the attraction and enjoy it before watching the film.

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After taking shuttle buses from New Orleans Square to the Hyperion Theater, guests were able to enjoy a reception before the world premiere screening. Along with food and drink, there were also props, costumes, photo ops, and entertainment to enjoy.

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The night culminated with the screening of Haunted Mansion. The world premiere kicked off with words by director Justin Simien before the movie was shown. He gave high accolades to his mother and his husband, at one point even choking up. He briefly mentioned the fact that the actors were not on hand due to the current strike. He also gave thanks to those in leadership at Disney that helped really make this film happen at all levels. Referencing the fact that he once worked at Disneyland and expressed his love for the Haunted Mansion. It was clear that this movie was a labor of love for Simien. His comments over, Haunted Mansion was shown to those in attendance.

A review of the film will be available closer to the release date of Haunted Mansion. Following the screening, those in attendance were invited to enjoy the rest of the evening at the Disneyland Resort or make their way home.

Initial thoughts on #HauntedMansion before full review closer to its release. What a fun movie that is written with love for the attraction. Fans of the attraction will love this movie. We sure did! #999ghosts #dapsmagic pic.twitter.com/i4NZMUsj6q — Daps Magic (@DAPs_Magic) July 16, 2023

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The Haunted Mansion World Premiere was a very warm event at the Disneyland Resort both in terms of temperature and the friendliness/kindness of the cast members who made the magic throughout the evening. The atmosphere was celebratory and as the movie concluded, different people that were down in front (presumably connected with the studios) could be heard cheering on different people during the credits.

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Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters. Directed by Justin Simien, the film features an all-star cast ensemble cast including LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon and Dan Levy, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto as The Hatbox Ghost. The film’s producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers.

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Haunted Mansion Disneyland Premiere Is a Grim Look at Studio Strike Cope

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With Hollywood actors now striking, it doesn’t just mean that various big budget productions now have to cease. It also means that until the strike is actually done, actors can’t promote any of their upcoming work (those that fall under SAG-AFTRA rules) in any capacity.

As a result, it means that Disneyland premiere of the upcoming Haunted Mansion reboot was without its top-billed cast, which includes the likes of Rosario Dawson , Lakeith Stanfield, and Danny DeVito. At Saturday’s premiere, Disney (which previously confirmed it wouldn’t cancel) chose to get creative to make up for its lack of stars, and the apparent solution was to have characters already at Disneyland walk on the red carpet. In what Disney called a “spirited celebration,” and as reported by the likes of Deadline and Variety , classic Disney characters like Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse showed up to take pictures. (They probably weren’t at the screening itself, but it would’ve been funny if they committed to the bit that hard.)

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Cruella de Vil makes her fashionably late appearance on the #Hauntedmansion carpet pic.twitter.com/T04lBTxSk6 — Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 15, 2023

During the red carpet, Mansion director Justin Simien voiced his support and understanding for the strike, while admitting to Variety that he was “sad” his cast couldn’t be here to attend. He also spoke his mind regarding pre-strike statements made by Disney CEO Bob Iger , who currently has a $27 million salary and said actors “weren’t being realistic” with their demands and was noticeably absent from the premiere. Simien said he would “love to talk to [Iger] about the reality that we all face as artists to make the impossible happen every day. I don’t know if how he meant it is how it felt to me.”

Haunted Mansion’s premiere marks the first Hollywood event to follow the SAG-AFTRA strike. And similar to May’s MTV Movie Awards when the WGA strike was in its early days, this event paints a clear picture of how the next few weeks (or months) could fare for studios if they don’t agree to a deal sooner rather than later. It’s already hard enough that various shows and movies have had to cancel their conferences or showings at next weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con . But for a studio like Disney, whose movies thrive on star-studded marketing and has other blockbusters releasing this year in The Marvels (November 10) and Wish (November 22), the strike will be especially damaging. Having theme park actors stand in for the actual actors who are otherwise striking doesn’t feel especially sustainable, and may only go to further highlight how bad studios shot themselves in the foot by not agreeing to SAG-AFTRA and WGA’s terms.

Haunted Mansion arrives in theaters on July 28.

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Costumed characters, including grim grinning ghosts featured in the film, joined the special guests at this evening’s “spirited” celebration of Disney’s frighteningly fun summer movie “Haunted Mansion” at The Disneyland Resort.

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The event was sponsored by State Farm, Zillow, Mars, Dolby, Michaels, New Orleans & Company and Generation Tux. 

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Everybody who attended was able to ride the Haunted Mansion attraction in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, before seeing the movie at the Hyperion Theater at Disney’s California Adventure.

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An earlier stunt for Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” took place at Disneyland on June 24 when the film’s stars LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson and Jamie Lee Curtis served as “honorary Disneyland cast members” working at the Haunted Mansion attraction and surprising the park’s unsuspecting guests. 

Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters. Directed by Justin Simien, the film features an all-star cast ensemble cast including LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon and Daniel Levy, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto as The Hatbox Ghost. The film’s producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers.

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5 questions about when Disneyland will reopen Haunted Mansion

Posted: December 15, 2023 | Last updated: December 15, 2023

Dec. 15—The upcoming closure of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion for an extended refurbishment to expand the backstory, reconfigure the queue and add a retail shop leaves many questions unanswered for fans of the beloved dark ride eager to reconvene with the 999 happy haunts.

Among the many unknowns, there's one thing we know for certain. The last day to ride Haunted Mansion Holiday this season will be Jan. 21 with construction beginning Jan. 22 on the grounds of the attraction, according to Disneyland officials.

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During the closure, Disneyland will enhance the outdoor queue, install a new accessibility elevator for wheelchair users exiting the ride and add a new retail shop at the attraction's exit.

Walt Disney Imagineering plans to build on the lore of the Haunted Mansion in the new garden queue with an expanded backstory involving Madame Leota, Master Gracey and a prosperous sea captain — who all play key roles in Disney's latest "Haunted Mansion" live-action movie.

That's what we know at the moment. Let's take a closer look at five unanswered questions about the Haunted Mansion extended refurbishment.

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1) When will the Haunted Mansion reopen?

Disneyland isn't saying just yet. The Anaheim theme park hasn't even narrowed the reopening date to 2024.

Disneyland will share more Haunted Mansion construction details early next year.

Why hasn't Disneyland narrowed the reopening date to spring, summer or fall of 2024?

In part because construction has not yet begun. Digging at Disneyland can present a host of problems that might affect the construction schedule. Some of the pipes and conduits underneath the park are as old as Disneyland and others haven't been unearthed for decades.

Another reason Disneyland hasn't put a finishing date on Haunted Mansion construction is the uproar it might cause. Which brings us to our next question.

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2) Will the Haunted Mansion return in holiday mode?

Transforming the Haunted Mansion back and forth between classic and holiday modes takes considerable effort.

Leaving the attraction in holiday mode during construction saves time and money.

Disneyland has pushed the launch of Halloween Time to Aug. 23 in 2024 — the earliest start ever to the holiday season.

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Bringing the Haunted Mansion back in August would allow Disneyland to leave the ride in holiday mode during construction — but would likely enrage fans who can't imagine being without their favorite attraction for seven months.

It would be tough to justify leaving The Nightmare Before Christmas holiday overlay in place if the Haunted Mansion emerges from construction in spring or summer.

Disneyland could gin up a Halloween in June or Christmas in July storyline to justify the decision — but fans of the classic ride would likely revolt. Which brings us to our next question.

3) Will the classic version of Haunted Mansion return before 2025?

You'll need four hands to count the number of months fans will be without the classic version of Haunted Mansion if Disneyland brings back the ride in holiday mode after construction.

The Mansion faithful may have to go without the classic version of the ride for 16 months — from Sept. 1, 2023 to early January 2025. Let that sink in for a minute and you quickly understand why Disneyland hasn't put a return date on the Haunted Mansion.

Any firm date for the end of construction raises a host of unappealing questions. Including this next one.

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4) Does Critter Country become a dead zone?

The Haunted Mansion sits next door to Splash Mountain — which is also under construction.

The transformation into Tiana's Bayou Adventure is expected to last until late 2024.

That means the two major attractions will be sitting behind construction scrims for the first half of 2024 or longer.

Add in the Mark Twain Riverboat sitting at the Pelican Landing dock during an extended refurbishment and you've got a warren of construction walls at the border of New Orleans Square and Critter Country.

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Bringing down one major ride for a brief or extended period has a ripple effect on the nearby attractions and the rest of the park. Bringing down two major draws right next to each other creates a doughnut hole that will likely put pressure on the entire west side of the park.

The rides most likely to suffer the greatest impact: Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones Adventure, Jungle Cruise, Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run. Indy and Rise already have issues with downtime. More pressure isn't likely to improve things.

Expect long lines at Pirates, Jungle Cruise and maybe even Falcon starting in late January.

5) Is Disneyland making any storytelling changes to the Haunted Mansion?

Yes and no.

Disneyland officials say the Haunted Mansion backstory that guests know and love will remain the same.

Making any significant changes would likely enrage Mansion diehards who consider the ride's backstory sacrosanct. But Imagineering is tinkering with the Haunted Mansion story around the edges.

The expanded Haunted Mansion queue featuring a fountain, gazebo, statues, greenhouse and a garden will lean into storylines involving Madame Leota, Master Gracey and a prosperous sea captain.

Leota's carriage house next door to the mansion will serve as the new exit through the gift shop when the Haunted Mansion returns from its extended refurbishment — whenever that is.

Leota, the Gracey clan and the mariner ghost played key roles in the "Haunted Mansion" live-action film released by Disney this summer and now streaming on Disney+.

Could there be a movie tie-in or a set up for a sequel? Disney incorporated Jack Sparrow into the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Would they dare mess with the Haunted Mansion?

Fans will be watching very closely — and waiting impatiently for the return of the ride.

(c)2023 San Gabriel Valley Tribune, West Covina, Calif. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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A sign that reads "Haunted Mansion" in front of the white mansion holding the attraction of the same name at Disneyland Park.

The Haunted Mansion is one of the most iconic attractions across the Disney parks. Although it’s name and theming changes depending on the park, the overall idea and base attraction is the same. It’s seen the creation of two live-action films (both of which weren’t too well received) and some of the most popular theme park merchandise, but one version of the attraction is highly controversial.

The original concept for the Haunted Mansion ride reportedly goes back to Walt Disney’s original Imagineers, although it wouldn’t come to fruition until 1969 when it opened at Disneyland. Now, the ride can also be found at Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris, and is the only attraction to be located in four different lands across four different Disney parks. However, the original Disneyland location is perhaps the most iconic and well-loved, despite its controversial holiday overlay.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas  is a 1993 claymation film often attributed to Tim Burton (who created the story concept but didn’t direct) and directed by Henry Selick. Over the years, it’s become one of the most popular Halloween and Christmas films of all time , and has found a massive audience amongst Disney fans. Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie have become some of the most popular animated characters, with Disney California Adventure naming their Halloween party “Oogie Boogie Bash.”

Jack Skellington and Sally in 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

During the Halloween season, guests can meet and greet with Jack and Sally, and the wait times for their interactions often reach several hours. With the amount of popularity the film and its characters have, one of the biggest questions floating in the fanbase is why the film doesn’t have its own permanent attraction at one of the Disney parks? Instead, the film gets about five months in the spotlight as it takes over Disneyland’s (and Tokyo Disneyland) Haunted Mansion each year.

The holiday overlay of the Haunted Mansion first started in October of 2001. This wouldn’t be the first time an attraction experienced a holiday overlay, as the Country Bear Jamboree and “it’s a small world” were both offering holiday versions for several years before Haunted Mansion did. With the  Nightmare Before Christmas  theme, the entire attraction is overtaken by the beloved characters and elements from the film, including Oogie Boogie, Santa Claus, and Zero. The temporary pieces make use of the dim lighting and black light throughout the normal Haunted Mansion and utilize it to recreate dynamic scenes from the animated holiday film.

Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland, featuring a pumpkin scarecrow dressed as santa claus

While popular, the holiday overlay unfortunately takes away from the normal version of the ride for almost half of the year. Haunted Mansion closes for about two to three weeks in August prior to the start of the Halloween season in the parks and features the holiday overlay until January, after the Christmas season. Then it takes another several weeks to be reverted and refurbished if necessary, opening back up sometime in late February or March. In total, guests really only have about five full months of the regular Haunted Mansion, with the attraction being down for about a month and a half in total for the overlay. This year alone the attraction was shut down in August for the holiday overlay, and will continue with the  Nightmare Before Christmas  themed decor until January 21.

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Earlier last year, it was announced that the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland would be undergoing a heavy refurbishment as well as receiving “reimagined” grounds and an extended outdoor queue. Along with that news was the news that it would mean the attraction would undergo an extended period of closure. The Haunted Mansion will close on January 21 and currently does not have a reopening date, with many speculating it will reopen just in time for the Halloween season.

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland at night

In light of this, one fan took to Reddit to share their upset about the amount of time Haunted Mansion spends in its holiday overlay. u/Historical_Gap3933 posted

This may be an unpopular opinion, but I feel that haunted mansion holiday is up for too long. I grew up (and still do) LOVING haunted mansion. It has always been my favorite ride. But with holiday being up for Halloween and Christmas, it’s basically only open for 6 months out of the year. I just wish it was around for longer. And I know the reason that they have it up for the duration of both holidays. But the the theming of the experience feels very Christmas-y (too Christmas-y for Halloween anyway). But I also know that many people very much enjoy having it up for such a long duration. So maybe it is just a me thing lol.
I miss Haunted Mansion by u/Historical_Gap3933 in Disneyland

Despite their disclaimer that it “may be an unpopular opinion,” the comments are full of people sharing a similar opinion, with one even saying, “this may be the most popular opinion on this sub.” “I like the holiday overlay, but it feels like they should just make Nightmare its own ride and leave the Haunted Mansion alone,” another user said, echoing several other comments under the post. “I’ll be honest, Haunted Mansion Holiday was fun the first time we rode it. After that, I just wanted regular Haunted Mansion back. I wish there was a way they could do it like they do for Mission Breakout: Monsters After Dark, where it’s half and half. I know the imagineers work super hard on the Mansion for the holiday, and they do an amazing job! But I love my Mansion the way it is,” said u/erinngoblaagh27 . However, others pointed out that while it may be a popular opinion online, the in-person lines and wait times for the holiday version of the attraction say otherwise.

The exterior of The Haunted Mansion at night.

“Well… wait times certainly don’t agree with you. HHM is certainly more popular than HM,” said one user. “There are many reasons that HMH goes up when it does & how long it stays up,” u/GrimTiki explained. “Partly because (despite the overall tone here) it is popular – popular enough after 2 decades of being up that the queue for the entire attraction had to be redone to accommodate that popularity – & there’s only so many crew that can & are certified for the work to install it and SWH & everything else around the parks – so unless there’s a massive audience falloff, HMH will be there before Halloween & after the new year for a long time.”

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Unfortunately for fans of the Haunted Mansion, the attraction is expected to be down for most of 2024 for the refurbishment and expansion planned, and will likely reopen just in time for the Halloween season, meaning that guests probably won’t get to experience the normal version of Haunted Mansion at all this year. With the amount of time the attraction already spends down or overlaid, and with it being such a popular attraction on its own, it remains to be seen how fans will react throughout the year as the ride continues to be unavailable.

What do you think about the Haunted Mansion holiday overlay? Is it fitting or is it time for  Nightmare Before Christmas  to get its own attraction?

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Putin taunts the West with 'first ever' visit to remote ice-covered 'frontier region' just 55 miles from the US - as Zelensky tries to drum up war support in Lithuania

  • Chukotka is Russia's easternmost region, sharing a maritime border with Alaska

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Published: 06:37 EST, 10 January 2024 | Updated: 10:41 EST, 10 January 2024

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President Vladimir Putin  has arrived for his first-ever presidential visit to Chukotka in Russia 's Far East - just 55 miles from the US state of Alaska . 

Putin arrived in Anadyr, the local capital of the Chukotka region this morning after flying from Moscow some nine time zones away. 

Chukotka is the easternmost region of Russia, with a maritime border on the Bering Strait with Alaska.

The Russian president was met in Anadyr by a motorcade and was whisked away in a limousine amid frigid temperatures of -28C. 

It's the closest he has come to US soil since he met with President  Barack Obama in New York City in 2015.

Chukotka is so close to Alaska that Roman Abramovich - the ex-Chelsea FC owner - was reported to fly to Anchorage in Alaska for lunch when he was the governor of the region from 2001 - 2008.

Putin's visit comes at a time when US-Russian relations are at their lowest ebb in decades amid the war in Ukraine and a growing East-West divide. 

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky today landed in Lithuania as part of an unannounced trip to the Baltic states to drum up more support for the conflict. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin inspects growing tomatoes during his visit to the year-round greenhouse farm "Makatrov Peasant Farm" in Anadyr, Chukotka region

Russian President Vladimir Putin inspects growing tomatoes during his visit to the year-round greenhouse farm 'Makatrov Peasant Farm' in Anadyr, Chukotka region

The Russian president was met in Anadyr by a motorcade and was whisked away in a limousine amid frigid temperatures of -28C

The Russian president was met in Anadyr by a motorcade and was whisked away in a limousine amid frigid temperatures of -28C

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The city of Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia

Polar bears are seen outside the village of Ryrkaypiy in Russia's Far East Chukotka region

Polar bears are seen outside the village of Ryrkaypiy in Russia's Far East Chukotka region

Chukotka is the easternmost region of Russia, with a maritime border on the Bering Strait with Alaska. Putin today visited the regional capital, Anadyr

Chukotka is the easternmost region of Russia, with a maritime border on the Bering Strait with Alaska. Putin today visited the regional capital, Anadyr

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky arrives for talks with Lithuania's President at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 10, 2024

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The three Baltic states - all former Soviet republics which are now EU and NATO members - are among Ukraine's staunchest allies.

'Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are our reliable friends and principled partners. Today, I arrived in Vilnius before going to Tallinn and Riga,' Zelensky said on social media platform X, formerly Twitter.

'Security, EU and NATO integration, cooperation on electronic warfare and drones, and further coordination of European support are all on the agenda,' he said.

The Baltic tour marks Zelensky's first official trip abroad this year.

In Lithuania, a key donor to Ukraine, Zelensky said he will hold talks with the president, prime minister and the speaker of parliament, and meet with the Ukrainian community.

The visit comes as other Kyiv allies waver on fresh aid, nearly two years into Russia's invasion.

Ukraine has come under intense Russian shelling in recent weeks, retaliating with strikes on Russia's border city of Belgorod.

Zelensky has urged allies to keep military support flowing and held in-person talks with officials from the United States, Germany and Norway last month.

But an EU aid package worth 50 billion euros ($55 billion) has been stuck in Brussels following a veto by Hungary, while the US Congress remains divided on sending additional aid to Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during his meeting with residents of Chukotka autonomous okrug, on January 10, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during his meeting with residents of Chukotka autonomous okrug, on January 10, 2024

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Utility workers repair water pipes outside a high-rise building destroyed following a Russian missile attack in central Kyiv, on January 3, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Local residents throw furniture out the window of a destroyed high-rise building following a Russian missile attack in central Kyiv, on January 3, 2024

Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda (C-R) and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky (C-L) arrive for talks at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 10, 2024

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Following his trip to Chukotka, Putin is expected to visit several regions in the Russian Far East to boost his re-election campaign amid the war with Ukraine, which has seen more than 300,000 Russians killed or maimed.

He is due to stand in March, seeking another six years in the Kremlin.

The only Kremlin leader ever to travel to Chukotka previously was Dmitry Medvedev in 2008.

Putin's trip sees him escape a wave of ugly protests in western Russia over hundreds of thousands of people scraping by in freezing conditions due to breakdowns in communal heating supplies.

In Elektrostal, Moscow region, desperate residents say they have had no communal heating - which Russians routinely expect the state to supply usually through piped hot water - for the entire winter so far.

'We have been without heating since [9 October],' one resident said in a video circulating on Telegram.

'It is impossible to be in our homes… We are freezing! We are freezing! We are freezing!' they said. 

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The first episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones fantasy drama is set to be screened inside the Moscow Metro on July 17.

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IN THIS EDITION:

• Academy, Troopers appoint name new directors • Blue Stars announce 2024 designers • Spirit, Pacific Crest creative teams back for '24 • SoundSport roundup • And more!

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The Academy

The Academy announced its appointment of Chris Williams to the position of corps director. “We are thrilled to welcome Chris Williams to The Academy family. His remarkable background and passion for the marching arts align perfectly with our commitment to provide a positive learning and performing experience for all participants," executive director Mark Richardson said.

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Blue Devils

Interested performers can gather information and register for 2024 Blue Devils auditions on the corps' website.

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Blue Knights

Those interested in joining Blue Knights in 2024 can register for an audition now, with a $50 discount in place until October 1.

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Blue Stars announced the corps' design team and caption heads for its 60th anniversary season in 2024, including the addition of music ensemble consultant Andrew Markworth.

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Registration is open for Bluecoats audition and experience camps in Texas, Ohio, southern California and Georgia.

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Boston Crusaders

For those preparing to audition for Boston Crusaders' 2024 corps, front ensemble, brass and battery percussion audition materials are available for purchase.

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Interested 2024 Cadets auditionees can register for audition opportunities in seven different locations.

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Carolina Crown

Check out several passages of front ensemble music from Carolina Crown's 2023 DCI World Championship Finals warmup, shared by Carolina Crown designer Kevin Shah.

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The Cavaliers

2024 audition information is now live on The Cavaliers' website.

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Those planning to audition, or considering auditioning, for Colts in 2024, can join the corps' audition interest group on Facebook to learn more.

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As the corps prepares for "The Big Give," a San Antonio-based day of fundraising set for September 20, Crossmen received a generous $5,000 donation match.

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For those interested in auditioning for Guardians, the corps plans to share its interest form and audition information in the near future.

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Madison Scouts

Madison Scouts invites performers to join its family in 2024 and learn more about auditions at the corps' website.

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Mandarins have an array of audition locations available for those looking to join the corps in 2024. The corps' auditions begin the weekend of November 18 with events in Texas, Georgia and Indiana.

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Music City's fourth-annual Topgolf Invitational is scheduled for October 22 in Nashville.

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Pacific Crest

The southern California corps announced the return of its 2023 design team for the 2024 season.

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Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment has several audition locations planned across its various sections for the 2024 season.

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Those interested in auditioning for Raiders can register for the corps' December audition camp.

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River City Rhythm

What's it like to march at River City Rhythm? Get an inside look in this brief video, and learn more about winter audition opportunities for the Minnesota corps.

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Santa Clara Vanguard

As Santa Clara Vanguard plans to return to the field in 2024, the corps announced many of its staff members, including its design team.

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Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades invites interested performers to make priceless memories with the corps in 2024. Register for audition information at the corps' website.

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Southwind is searching to fill the position of percussion caption manager with its 2024 corps.

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Spirit of Atlanta

"Back for more" in 2024, Spirit of Atlanta announced the return of its caption leadership team for the corps' 2024 season.

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Troopers announced the promotions of corps director Mike Gough to the role of executive director, and brass caption head Mary Duerkop to the role of corps director.

SoundSport Updates

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Bluecoats Rhythm IN BLUE Canton, OH

Bluecoats shared a series of photos of Rhythm IN BLUE's August 12 performance at the SoundSport International Music & Food Festival.

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Gems Drum & Bugle Corps – Boise, ID

Boise Gems' inaugural 2023 season was recapped by Drum Corps International in this recently-posted video.

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Les Titans de Quebec – Quebec, QC

Les Titans de Quebec completed the ensemble's summer season with a Sunday performance at the St. Tite Western Festival in Quebec.

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Northern Lights Drum & Bugle Corps – Muskegon, MI

Northern Lights announced a full schedule of information sessions, audition camps, rehearsals and performances for 2024.

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Sonus Brass Theater – Woodbridge, VA

A small group of Sonus Brass Theater members took part in the Prince William County Arts Council's "Arts Alive" event.

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Spirit of Sunnyvale – Sunnyvale, CA

Spirit of Sunnyvale began profiling its 2023 performers, starting with color guard member Shea Gaier.

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Youth Against Violence – Rockford, IL

Check out this video from the Youth Against Violence Organization's DrumLine Battle win at the SoundSport International Music & Food Festival.

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562nd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment

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Military Unit: 51860

Activated 1953 in Elektrostal, Moscow Oblast - initially as the 1926th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment for Special Use and from 1955 as the 562nd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment for Special Use.

1953 to 1988 equipped with 60 S-25 (SA-1) launchers:

  • Launch area: 55 47 54N, 38 20 52E (US designation: Moscow SAM site C09-1)
  • Support area: 55 48 20N, 38 18 52E
  • Guidance area: 55 47 44N, 38 18 37E

From mid-1978 began conversion to the S-300P (SA-10) missile, and the first battalion became operational 20.4.79.

In 1979 the S-25 battalions were reduced to mobilisation battalions (cadre), and missiles were withdrawn to a central storage base - the S-25 battalions were disbanded 1988.

1.7.81 the regiment became operational with four S-300P (later S-300PM) battalions (as the second PVO unit):

  • 1st independent Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion (Plaskinino, Moscow Oblast) - 55 32 37N, 38 22 22E
  • 2nd independent Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion (Zakharovo, Moscow Oblast) - 55 40 25N, 38 21 45E
  • 3rd independent Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion and HQ (Elektrostal, Moscow Oblast) - 55 47 48N, 38 21 27E
  • 4th independent Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion (Voskresenskoye, Moscow Oblast) - 55 55 10N, 38 19 43E

In 1988 absorbed by the 606th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment , while the 4th independent Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion became part of the 629th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment .

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  • 6th Special Air Defence Corps , 1953 - 1988

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If you’ve ever felt that your passion for music and performance was meant for something bigger, then this is your chance to take your skills to the next level. Joining the Phantom Regiment isn’t just about being part of a drum corps; it’s about embracing a journey that will transform you into a seasoned performer, a confident leader, and a cherished member of a tight-knit phamily.

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The Phantom Regiment has a storied history of pushing boundaries, setting trends, and inspiring generations. By auditioning for the 2024 season, you’re not just stepping onto the field – you’re becoming a part of an iconic legacy. Your dedication and passion will contribute to the rich tapestry of drum corps history, and your story will forever be woven into the fabric of our legacy.

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2023 Auditions August 9th, 2022 TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP Countless audition stories begin with, "I didn't think I was good enough." The truth is that every Phantom Regiment member began their journey here.

2023 Audition Registration Now Open September 16th, 2022 Take the First Step Start your journey to membership with The Phantom Regiment! Our audition process begins with a simple online application process. From there, you may choose an optional virtual audition.

The 2024 Phantom Regiment is your chance to take center stage and let your talents soar. Whether you're a percussionist, brass player, color guard artist, or have a knack for conducting, we want YOU to be a part of our legacy. Countless audition stories begin with, "I didn't think I was good enough."

Step 1: Log in and purchase an audition material packet Step 2: Register for an audition Step 3: Callbacks, membership, and rehearsal camps Audition Dates Financial Obligation Eligibility October 29 - Southern California (Fountain Valley HS) October 29 - Tulsa, OK (Owasso HS) Battery Only November 5 - Dallas. TX (Plano Senior HS)

Introducing the Phantom Regiment Holiday Auction The gift of giving, the joy of receiving! Midwest Combine Experience Camp A one-day intro to drum corps from the top groups in the Midwest! 2024 Auditions Registration is now OPEN for the 2024 Phantom Regiment! 2023 Red & Black Fall Classic Marching Band Show

Start your journey to membership with The Phantom Regiment! Our audition process begins with a simple online application process. From there, you may choose an optional virtual audition. Participating in a virtual audition is an opportunity to receive valuable feedback from our World Class instructors before any in-person audition or callback camp.

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Auditions are approaching fast! 2023 auditions will take place November 25-27 in the Rockford area. This camp is open to all sections: Brass, Guard, Percussion, and Conductor and allows all attendees to feel the excitement of being in the Phamily atmosphere that makes PR so special.

This is an optional video audition for anyone who wants feedback from Phantom Regiment staff before attending an in-person camp. You must complete a 2023 Audition Registration before signing up for a video audition. Submissions received by October 14, 2022, will get priority feedback from our educators.

Read about how a 2023 Battalion front ensemble member found a community with the Salt Lake City, Utah Open Class corps. Facebook.com. ... Phantom Regiment has a pair of audition events planned for October 29 — one in southern California, and the other in Tulsa. Facebook.com.

05-05-2023 08:00 Corps news and announcements by Drum Corps International IN THIS EDITION: • Cadets, Spirit reveal '23 music selections • Cavaliers share 75th anniversary show title • Blue Devils recognize international scholarship winners • SoundSport roundup • And more! 7th Regiment

05-26-2023 13:10 4 big reveals from Regiment's 2023 "Phan-A-Thon" by Jeff Griffith A virtual event which has become an annual staple of Phantom Regiment's pre-summer preparations, "Phan-A-Thon" once again served as a way to rouse fans out of their off-season slumber and get them excited about the summer season ahead.

The Academy's final auditions are set for the corps' April 28-30 camp in Laveen Village, Arizona. Those who can't make it can audition by video. ... Phantom Regiment. Phantom Regiment will spend its 2023 spring training rehearsals on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. "EIU is a hidden jewel in Central Illinois, and it's been a ...

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October 26th, 2023. The leadership team of Phantom Regiment would like to formally address our alumni, donors, members, phamily, and friends regarding our plans for the 2024 season. Our community, characterized by its intimacy and mutual support, feels the impact when any member organization takes a pause from our activity.

Phantom Regiment has several audition locations planned across its various sections for the 2024 season. Facebook.com. ... Boise Gems' inaugural 2023 season was recapped by Drum Corps International in this recently-posted video. YouTube.com. Les Titans de Quebec - Quebec, QC.

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September 11th, 2023 Be a Part of Something Extraordinary! Audition for the 2024 Phantom Regiment! Step into the Spotlight Imagine standing under these stadium lights, feeling the adrenaline rush through your veins as the crowd holds its breath, waiting for your moment to shine.

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