Ever wonder what’s going on inside the head of the Hatbox Ghost? In a story that originally ran in the Disneyland Resort Line, a magazine published exclusively for Disneyland Resort cast members, the spirit – who’s caused a sensation since he reappeared at the Haunted Mansion earlier this year – shared his thoughts on fame, rumors and attic haunting.
What do you think of all the attention you’ve been getting since you reappeared?
I am trying to keep it from going to my head. Everybody was very welcoming upon my reappearance — well, everybody except for our spirited bride, Constance. Every bride wants to feel special on her wedding day, and she feels my reappearance has stolen the limelight. Though in my defense, it has been her wedding day for more than 45 years.
We heard a rumor that you were married to the bride before she gave you the ax.
Don’t believe the rumors that are floating around; Constance and I have never been romantically connected.
Doesn’t it get drafty haunting the attic?
Yes, isn’t it delightful? Crypts are too musty. The ballroom is too loud. I find it delightfully unlivable here in the eaves of the mansion.
What would you consider your crowning achievement?
I am very proud of my hatbox collection. The one I often share with passing guests is lined with deep mauve velveteen. It is best viewed from inside the box.
You’ve had quite a cult following for the past few decades. Anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Thank you. You’re heads above the rest.