Phantom Manor has an extensive storyline which connects the house with the entire village of Thunder Mesa, the western village which also incorporates the roller coaster Big Thunder Mountain. The Manor used to be the house of the settler who founded Thunder Mesa at the place where he found gold. His family lived happily, but eventually an evil spirit came from the mountain where workers were digging for gold - the Big Thunder Mountain. The spirit killed the fiance of the daughter of the mansion, causing her to wait for him forever in the abandoned en deteriorated building.
Phantom Manor is the Paris version of the well-known Haunted Mansion from the other Disney Parks. For the park in Paris, a new storyline was developed to make the ride fit in the western-style village of Thunder Mesa. The ride also has a darker atmosphere than the original Haunted Mansions.
The custom Omnimover system was partially manufactured by Vekoma (the only full-on dark ride Vekoma ever worked on) and features 130 'Doom Buggies' in addition to 6 reserve ones.
The ride's music was arranged by John Debney based on the original Haunted Mansion soundtrack 'Grimm Grinning Ghosts' by Buddy Baker.
The name 'Phantom Manor' was chosen because it is easily understood in French as well.
Ride duration6 minutes
Number of vehicles130 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)3 seats
Ride length239 m