Hatbox Ghost to be Found in New Location at Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion

The Hatbox Ghost will soon be found haunting the halls of the Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom’s iteration of the attraction. When he makes his arrival later this year at Walt Disney World, he won’t be haunting from the same location that he currently does in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. This morning Disney announced that this iconic ghost will instead be in a different part of the attraction.

The Hatbox Ghost will be appearing to guests in the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion as they pass the Endless Hallway. He will be welcoming himself inside from the swinging wake in the cemetery and grinning at guests on their Doom Buggies as they head deeper into the continuation of the tour. Disney has shared that there will soon be some temporary barriers appearing ahead of his materialization.

Here is a look at the Haunted Mansion without the Hatbox Ghost to refresh memories on what the Endless Hallway area is like.

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Here is the Hatbox Ghost as he is seen at the Disneyland version of the Haunted Mansion. In this version of the attraction, he can be found in the attic just before the Doom Buggys descend into graveyard.

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The announcement of the location for the arrival of the Hatbox Ghost comes on the day that the new live-action Haunted Mansion movie arrives in theaters. Daps Magic covered the World Premiere of the movie at Disneyland including the red carpet before hand along with the screening of the film, which was then reviewed.

The film is about a mother who moves into a mansion with her son and discovered it is haunted. She then enlists the help of a priest (Owen Wilson), a tour guide (LaKeith Stanfield), a psychic (Tiffany Haddish), and a historian (Danny DeVito) to try and rid her new home of the supernatural pests. Of course it wouldn’t be the Haunted Mansion without Madame Leota (Jaimie Lee Curtis) and the Hat Box Ghost (Jared Leto). 

What do you think of where the Hatbox Ghost will be finding a new home in Walt Disney World Resort’s Haunted Mansion? Are you looking forward to it? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!