Ghost Manor, the popular Magazine Street mansion known for its innovative Halloween displays, will cancel the attraction for the second year in a row after sustaining damage during Hurricane Ida.
In a statement posted on Facebook, the creators call riding out Hurricane Ida a “harrowing experience.” The homeowners say the storm caused roof damage, window damage and water damage which will likely require mold remediation.
“Although the ghosts don’t seem to mind the condition, our top priority now is to make the property livable for its human inhabitants,” the post said.
The homeowners said they will also spend time helping family and friends affected by the storm during what would have been the busiest part of building and setting up Ghost Manor. Even though creators called off the crowd-attracting spectacle for 2021, they hope to return for Halloween 2022.
“We survived Hurricane Zeta last year, Ida this year, and a pandemic in between that is still raging here,” the post said. “Like the city of New Orleans itself, we’re resilient. We WILL return.”
In 2020, Ghost Manor canceled the Halloween attraction for the first time in nine years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of its typical show, Ghost Manor decorated the home in a significantly scaled-down static display for the Halloween season.
Located at the corner of Magazine and Second Street, the high-tech display draws crowds each year for its family-friendly, Halloween-inspired show. Ghost Manor utilizes sound, lighting, projections and animatronics to create a spectacle for neighbors each October.
Since Ghost Manor began its shows in 2012, the whimsical displays evolve in complexity each year. Homeowner David Gentry is known as the mastermind bringing skeletons, ghosts and goblins to life to celebrate the holiday.
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