Refurbishment of The Yankee Trader pushed back

Jul 22, 2014 in "The Yankee Trader"

Posted: Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:02am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Yankee Trader refurbishment that was scheduled to begin on July 7 has been pushed back a couple of weeks.

The refurbishment, that is expected to transform the Liberty Square shop into a dedicated Haunted Mansion gift shop and on-ride photo pickup, will now begin on July 28, running through to September 30 2014.

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wdwmagicOct 01, 2014

New thread now at

Mike SOct 01, 2014

Looking good :)

NowIncOct 01, 2014

Love it :) I keep saying they need to be a tad edgier to compete.

Next Big ThingOct 01, 2014

All I see is the Illuminati

Animaniac93-98Oct 01, 2014

New info:

MotherOfBirdsSep 21, 2014

I have to disagree. First of all, I think the continued existence of Hot Topic is proof enough that any gothic disney merch will make a killing. And secondly, the current offerings are a bit of a mixed bag in terms of "spirit". I don't think it will take them long to figure out what kind of HM merch people are looking for and in time it'll be more faithful to the ride

ToTBellHopSep 21, 2014

Many seem to disagree. I would bet this will be quite profitable for disney.

George Lucas on a BenchSep 21, 2014

I think the small shop (or cart) was better suited to the Mansion. Disney is really trying to sell the Mansion now, probably because someone pointed out that they sell a crapload of Jack Skeleton junk when they have the Holiday versions at the other parks, but there wasn't really much in the way of normal Mansion merchandise. However, most of this new paraphernalia doesn't reflect the spirit (if you will) of the attraction at all and, given the Mansion's cultish status, it is quite ill-conceived.

Victor KellySep 19, 2014

I am with you on this. POTC had a shop that was packed with pirate stuff, now it is a storage room. HM had a small magic and gift shop to the left as you walked up, that died many years ago.

Goofnut1980Sep 18, 2014

I hope TDO realizes the "cash crop" they always wanted will happen if they did this more... Theme the little shops at the end of the ride with special products. It used to be like that in the past... you couldn't buy ornaments anywhere except, Days of Christmas and that place would be packedddddddd. I enjoy the shops with different merchandise.

tl77Sep 17, 2014

The term Memento Mori gets associated with this image a lot (even though that's not the title of the picture) and Disney recreated the image for a scene in Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris

Figments FriendSep 17, 2014

Yes indeed! :joyfull: A well thought out, and clever name however.

Rob562Sep 17, 2014

I can't find them at the moment, but doesn't the name "Memento Mori" at Mansion date back to those created-but-rejected plans to add a crypt-themed gift shop directly on to the Mansion exit queue? -Rob

Magenta PantherSep 17, 2014

Personally I think it's a great name for a Haunted Mansion gift shop. Just don't look up REAL memento mori stuff online...:eek: