Hatbox Ghost coming to Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion

Sep 11, 2022 in "Haunted Mansion"

Posted: Sunday September 11, 2022 2:38pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Announced today at D23 Expo, the Hatbox Ghost character will be added to the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion with a debut set for 2023.

The addition of the Hatbox Ghost to Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion comes after years of speculation, and its return to the Disneyland Haunted Mansion in 2015.

Disney did not say if the Haunted Mansion will be closing to add the new Hatbox Ghost scene.

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Scuttle22 minutes ago

After Epic opens the 2025 motto will be “oh sh*t it did matter”.

thelookingglass16 hours ago

Not trying to be rude, but, tell me you haven't worked at Walt Disney World without telling me.

Rich Brownn17 hours ago

It's literally what happened, according to every account I have ever read. The scary vrs not scary concepts and the compromise was to do each half way.

celluloid19 hours ago

I can say the staging does not give me much hope in the culture of Imagineering and care for Tiana's retrofitting qualities.

TalkingHead19 hours ago

Sure thing, it’s dumb fan service which, in addition to overpricing, is just about the only thing Disney does anymore.

celluloid19 hours ago

Another example of great idea, did not quite stick the landing of updating WDW attractions.

yensidtlaw196919 hours ago

Your post was edited by a moderator as well, if you haven't noticed. And it's not the first time. This entire argument has absolutely run its course. Let's all talk about The Hatbox Ghost, why don't we.

James Alucobond19 hours ago

I generally prune things down to clarify what I'm responding to, particularly when two-thirds of the quoted content is an unfounded suggestion that people are being promoted based on flirtation rather than merit. But I'm sure at this point that I'm essentially throwing words into the void, so I'll leave it at that.

celluloid19 hours ago

I am quoting you right now, and I don't agree with all of what you are stating A quote does not mean complete agreeance. It means you are following up a conversation. And no matter what let me be clear, I am not the one who had to have a post moderated from a crude phrase. That is why I stated the person may want to step back as they resorted to what this site would consider euphemism-based vulgarity.

James Alucobond19 hours ago

What does reading the entire conversation have to do with it? You responded to it in general agreement without qualification or pruning of the quote in question, so it looked like you were agreeing with the whole statement. What was said in later posts is immaterial. Again, I said it's very possible it wasn't meant that way, but it's easy to see how it could be read that way.

celluloid19 hours ago

Read the entire conversation. The mentality of not caring and this not being an addition people care about themed design placement one way or the other is the mentality I was referring to. In themed entertainment it is known as declining by degrees.

James Alucobond19 hours ago

Perhaps you didn't mean it that way, but the antecedent to "mentality" here is unclear enough to be construed as such. EDIT: Sorry, responded before you added more in your edit.

celluloid19 hours ago

Where did I agree with that? I stated that it was that they were not allowed by leadership to be your Joe Rhode types that people celebrate. I said the mentality that people don't care is what gets us the DVC buildings and indoor rollercoaster cloned with missing elements and underfunded upkeep throughout the resort.

James Alucobond19 hours ago

You did agree with the insinuation that the Imagineers working on this got to where they are by flirting with their superiors, so one might not be surprised that it could be taken personally.