Have you ever gone in the Haunted Mansion attraction and wonder how other guests so quickly find the door our of the stretching room and get in the queue the fastest for the main attraction? Here are the instructions on how you can also be THAT park guest:
When riding on the Haunted Mansion, you begin by entering a room with a fireplace. You witness the portrait of Master Gracey as he moves from being a young man to very old, then to bones. It is really quite fascinating if you get in the room fast enough to see the entire transformation of Master Gracey!
The next room you enter is the “stretching” room. In the stretching room, you will see a variety of portraits above that will eventually stretch to their full size.
Here is the secret to finding the door out of the stretching room:
Once you enter the stretching room, look for the young woman holding the parasol. Her portrait presents her standing on a wire above a snapping crocodile. After finding her, be sure to stand directly under that photo. This is the door that will open upon the conclusion of the stretching room scene! You can try that same trick in both the stretching rooms in the Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion!
When you are first to leave the room, know that you will definitely have a small stampede of other guests looking to also leave the room. Stand your ground and you will be among the first to get on the attraction after leaving the stretching room!