Disney teases the Hatbox Ghost materializing later this year at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion

Apr 21, 2023 in "Haunted Mansion"

Posted: Friday April 21, 2023 2:15pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

As part of Disney's Halfway to Halloween week, the Disney Parks TikTok has teased the Hatbox Ghost, which remains on target to materialize at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion in 2023.

@disneyparks The legendary Hatbox Ghost will be materializing this year at Walt Disney World ??? #Disney #DisneyParks #HalfwaytoHalloween #Halloween #HauntedMansion #HatboxGhost ? original sound - Disney Parks

Announced at the 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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zipadee99925 minutes ago

ToTBellHop1 hour ago

Calm down! It’s still mid-November until noon tomorrow! Hattie doesn’t materialize until Thanksgiving leftovers are gone.

Purduevian1 hour ago

2 days left...

DCBaker2 hours ago

The curtains remain up this morning.

vikescaper10 hours ago

At this point, I really hope there are either manufacturing or installation delays going on. I don’t want it to be someone in the marketing department looking at the calendar and realize no that they need something “new” to promote in the first part of 2024.

Fido Chuckwagon13 hours ago

Tick Tock.

tanc19 hours ago

Maybe he'll materialize in the next 80 hours or so. Can't believe this project is taking so long. Missing Halloween was bad enough but if he's not ready by the 30th then it's just ridiculous. Maybe it could be a supply chain issue or something, who knows.

zipadee99920 hours ago

30 years from now there will be YouTube documentaries about the hatbox ghost in the Florida mansion and the conspiracy surrounding whether or not he was actually there. People will claim they saw him and it will stir up an online uproar that Disney will then capitalize on with merchandise until they eventually decide to add him to the mansion for a major anniversary.

Magicart8720 hours ago

Maybe they meant Nov 2024?

Goofnut198020 hours ago

Coming in the year 2079... The famed Hat Box Ghost and Disney sells to Six Flags Amusement Parks. That is all.

ToTBellHop22 hours ago

No Hat November is always hard on me. Somehow this year is worse.

Purduevian1 day ago

3 days left...

MisterPenguin1 day ago

90% of the way thru November!

TheMaxRebo1 day ago

But if they had that which would prevent hitting the date provided wouldn't we have heard something by now .... Vs just letting 4 more days pass?