Hatbox Ghost Materializes in the Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom

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The Hatbox Ghost is now greeting guests at the Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World

Have you heard the latest ghostly good news? The legendary Hatbox Ghost, a spooktacular figure that dates back to the original concepts for the Haunted Mansion, has finally made his way to the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World!

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The Hatbox Ghost was part of the original crew of ghosts when the Haunted Mansion first opened its doors at Disneyland in 1969 before mysteriously vanishing a short time later. Technical issues with the ghost’s head disappearing from his body and appearing in the hatbox made his original stay in the Haunted Mansion short-lived.

Technological advancements over the past five decades have made legendary Imagineer Yale Gracey’s original dream for The Hatbox Ghost a reality. Disney Imagineers have worked their magic to make his head disappear and reappear in his hatbox using some impressive special effects.

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The Hatbox Ghost reappeared in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion in 2015 and now has finally taken up residence in Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion. While riding the attraction, you will encounter the Hatbox Ghost to the left of the Endless Hallway, shortly before you encounter Madam Leota and her famous seance.

If you’re a fan of fun scares and cool ghosts, you’ve got to check out the Hatbox Ghost at Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion. It’s a chance to see a piece of Disney history come to life and have a spooktacularly good time!

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