A new Hatbox Ghost sipper will be available at Disneyland this weekend in honor of the new “Haunted Mansion” film.
Hatbox Ghost Sipper
The Hatbox Ghost sipper will be available starting on Friday, July 28, for $29.79, including a fountain beverage. It will be at Harbour Galley. Disney Eats shared a video of the sipper on Instagram. The ghost’s face on his head and in the hatbox will light up.
The famous Hatbox Ghost was in Disneyland’s original Haunted Mansion on opening day back in 1969. Technology wasn’t advanced enough to pull off the effect of his head disappearing and reappearing in his hatbox, so he was removed within a few weeks, but his legend lived on.
The Hatbox Ghost finally returned to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland with his working effect in 2015. He appears at the end of the attic scene, after the Bride. The Hatbox Ghost will soon be installed in the Magic Kingdom version of the Haunted Mansion, too.
New ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie
The upcoming “Haunted Mansion” movie follows Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) and her 9-year-old son Travis (Chase Dillon), who move into a haunted house in New Orleans. Dawson’s character ends up getting help from a priest (Owen Wilson), a scientist-turned-failed-paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Tiffany Haddish), and a historian (Danny DeVito).
The ghosts that will appear include Madame Leota (Jamie Lee Curtis) and the Hatbox Ghost (Jared Leto). Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, and Hasan Minhaj make cameos, as seen in the latest trailer.
“Haunted Mansion” is directed by Justin Simien from a screenplay by Katie Dippold. It’s produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich. It will be in theaters on July 28.
Zillow shared a behind-the-scenes look at the various movie sets in a fictional “listing” for the haunted abode.
“Haunted Mansion” is the second attempt to adapt the ride into a film, following the poorly received 2003 “The Haunted Mansion” directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Eddie Murphy.
The Haunted Mansion
The first version of The Haunted Mansion opened in 1969 at Disneyland as part of the New Orleans Square expansion. Two years later, it was an opening day attraction in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom, and in 1983, it was an opening day attraction at Tokyo Disneyland.
The Disneyland Paris version of Haunted Mansion is named Phantom Manor and has its own backstory, but is still similar to the original versions. At Hong Kong Disneyland, Mystic Manor is a completely different attraction that draws some inspiration from the original, but avoids references to the afterlife out of respect toward traditional Chinese cultural precedent.