More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Haunted Mansion-Themed Merchandise Shop Opening This Fall in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Steven Miller

by , Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney World Resort


I’ve enjoyed hearing from guests who are just as excited as me for the new Haunted Mansion products coming this fall to Disney Parks. As it turns out, Madame Leota and the 999 happy haunts from the Haunted Mansion attraction have also received your sympathetic vibrations. This fall, they are gathering to open a new merchandise destination in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.

The new merchandise shop will be located in the current Yankee Trader shop, which will have its last day of operation on July 27, 2014. Inspired by Madame Leota, the new location will carry select items from the upcoming Haunted Mansion Authentic program including apparel, home goods, souvenirs, and more.

Final arrangements are still being made, so I invite you to keep watching the Disney Parks Blog in the coming months. I can’t wait to share additional details about this new destination for all things Haunted Mansion.

For more on merchandise inspired by the Haunted Mansion at Disney Parks, visit the links below:


  • It’s open! The new Haunted Mansion gift shop, Memento Mori, opened at the WDW Magic Kingdom last week. Lots of cool new stuff!

  • Steven, I read that THM will be closed in early December for refurbishments. Will the gift shop be closed then, too? Thanks.

  • I would really like to see this when it opens. I’m trying to get out to Florida at Christmas this year.
    On a side note does anyone know if they will ever release something similar to the Haunted House Hitchhiking ghosts that you can put in the yard. When do they release info on new limited items like that?

  • I had heard that the shop was supposed to open mid to late September. THis would make sense with all of the new merch coming, but I now just read that it won’t be open until the new year. Any official word? Thanks.

    • @Nicholas – Interesting. I’m unsure where you read that the shop will open in the new year. The official word is that it’s coming this fall. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional details about the shop. The Disney Parks Blog is a great resource for official information 🙂

  • This is basically the best idea ever. Visiting the Haunted Mansion is such a special thing for me, and now I have even more opportunities to fill my house with weird and fiendish items. Joy!

  • It’s about time! I’m so excited for the new shop, and I can’t wait to visit again! Thanks for the article! 🙂

  • I miss Madame Leota’s cart, so I am glad that she is opening her own permanent shop. I can’t wait to see it when my wife and I come down in October. My bank account is going to hate me with all of the new merchandise coming. 🙂

  • Love the announcement! My family is coming down at the end of September, hopefully this will be open. I’ve been saying everyone else can ride whatever, see whatever with my niece for her first trip down, but this uncle is taking her on the Mansion for the first time!

  • Soooo ecstatic for this move…. it took so long. Now we need a Haunted Mansion themed resort. I am completely serious. Steve – if you have any favors you can call in, this would be the time. Please pass this idea along to the appropriate people that could turn this desperate dream into reality. Also, a Tower of Terror themed resort would also be appreciated. Thank you for your consideration. Love Disney!!!

  • Thanks Steven for the great article! So at Disneyland, on 8/9 there will be some new merchandise, and then will more will be added on 8/16 for the anniversary?

  • I am full of Ghoulish Delight at this news! Will you being getting skus for this merchandise for us foolish mortals that don’t have Disney vacation plans for the rest of the year? I would love to order ALL of it for my new house. We are even putting in Demon wallpaper in our new house to guarantee wall to wall creeps 🙂

    • @Kristyn – I’m glad to hear of your excitement. At this point, I don’t have access to all of the item numbers. As you can imagine, there are many new things coming which would be difficult to list in this article. Look for future stories featuring additional items coming to this location, select shops at Disneyland Resort and the online store.

  • Fantastic!! But….Are the available HM items going to be offered at another location in the interim? Thanks! 🙂

    • @Heather – There are a few select items arriving now at Disneyland park (specifically New Orleans Square) in anticipation for the 45th Anniversary of the attraction on August 9. As for Walt Disney World Resort, you won’t see many of the items arrive until later.

  • With the Yankee Trader being converted into Haunted Mansion merchandise headquarters, will they be changing the shop’s name as well?

    • @Philip – Stay tuned for additional details in the coming months.

  • I too am hoping for an early September opening, or at least by the 12th? We’re going the 7-12th and I know my brother would want everything in the store!

  • Fingers are more than crossed for early September! My husband, son, and I are coming down for Mickeys Not Scary! I would think Disney would want it open for the parties but that’s just me being hopeful 🙂

    Cannot wait, it looks amazing! I want pretty much everything listed so my husband is in a bit of trouble!

  • My oh my Steven, you work late. Thanks for your…’dead’-ication. Since you submitted the story mid-last week, do you know an approximate date for this awakening?

    • @Alex – Thanks! The nice part about the internet is that it’s everywhere 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t have a confirmed date. Since the previous location just closed, it will take some time to magically transform it to the new shop. Stay tuned as I’ll share more details once known. 🙂

  • Is it wrong to plan a trip to WDW just to go to one shop? I’m so excited about all the new merchandise!

    • @Denise – Well, I’ve done something similar before so go for it! 🙂

  • So will the crystal ball in the picture be available in the new shop?

    • @Andrew – It’s a new collectibles item and I love it! It should be offered in this new location (and at select Disneyland Resort locations) in the coming months.

  • I seriously could not be any happier about this new store! I have always thought HM needed it’s own store. I will be there in December to buy the new Dooney & Bourke Haunted Mansion purse!

  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me this will be open for the first MNSSHP in September.

    • @Tracy – At this point, I don’t have a confirmed opening date. I know it’s coming in a few months.

  • AHHHHHHH, Steven…..THERE you are! This is very exciting, and long awaited, news! All of us FOOLISH MORTALS have been waiting for a place to make our final arrangements before joining our Happy Haunts in the spirit world! No doubt you will be able to purchase your Death Certificate and find a few things to keep your HitchHiking Ghost feeling at Home! I’m sure that the Disney Imagineers have consulted the Grim Grinning Ghosts on their choice of decor for the shop and hopefully invited a few over to play with the guests as they shop! What a Devilishly Delightful thought! And that leaves us with one Chilling Challenge….to find a way out without going over budget! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Of course, theres always MY way…..double your budget! Thanks again for making my day! This is going to be FUN! Your HM Pal, David

    • @David – Ha ha ha ha!! Thanks for the laugh. I’m glad to hear of your excitement. The destination will be pretty amazing when done.

  • How about doing something like this in Anaheim? It’s really hard to find good HM themed products at Disneyland. I would love to get my hands on some of the wares…

  • FINALLY!!!! The one attraction that has always needed it’s own dedicated gift shop! Thank you, Disney!

    We are so looking forward to all the new HM merchandise. It has been sorely lacking for way too long. The new items look fantastic! Very creative and unique stuff coming our way. Can’t wait!

  • I know you probably can’t say (and maybe don’t even know), but it would certainly work out very well if it was open by the beginning of September, when my new wife and I are taking our honeymoon at Disney World… Then the only obstacle would be convincing her that everyday is Halloween!

    • @Cory – How wonderful!! Congratulations. I hope you both have an amazing time. I’m very happy for you. As for shop opening, I unfortunately do not have a confirmed date at this point. Stay tuned in the coming months for additional details.

  • This is incredibly exciting! Haunted Mansion is my FAVORITE attraction and I think this new addition will bring me, and others, “goulish delight,” as they say!

    • @Nicholas – From the little details I’ve seen, you are going to love this destination. 🙂

  • I really hope this shop is open in late August! Although I may have to buy everything in it…

  • That is great news, I can’t wait! I will be visiting Disney World once again in mid October for the food & wine festival and I hope the new store will be open by then, I’ve already made a list of the new Haunted mansion items that will be released they look fantastic and can’t wait to add them to my collection. Thank you as always for keeping us Disney collectors posted.

    • @Anthony – You’re welcome. I know I’m just as excited to share the news. The teams have done an outstanding job! Let’s talk, however, about something else I love … the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!!! I can’t wait 🙂

  • I just cheked the store on My Disney Experience, and can confirm the Yankee Trader is closed as there are no times available for today. And there is a disclaimer stating it is currently closed enhancements.

    • @Nicole and George – You are correct. The last day of operation was yesterday, July 27. The new shop is going to be incredible! Just wait 🙂

  • @Nicole on July 28th, 2014 at 4:04 pm – the Yankee Trader webpage shows that they are currently closed for enhancements. 🙂 From: Nicole on July 28th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  • shut up and take my money!

  • I am so excited! I knew this had to happen soon! GREAT news since I just booked my flight for our November trip!

    • @Mollie – Outstanding! I hope you have a great trip. November is a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Was I the only one to feel a chill at the words “final arrangements are still being made”?

    • @Andrew – Ha!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who knows the attraction script in his sleep. 🙂

  • Why must they do this to me when I have no Disney trip planned any time soon?! Aghhh. But sounds great! Hopefully I’ll be able to go next yr though

  • Do you mean August 27 for the closing of Yankee? Today’s July 28th and you wrote that it closes on the 27th.

Comments are closed.