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Calling All Grim Grinning Ghosts! Celebrate All Things Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World on August 9

Sarah Domenech

by , Public Relations Manager

As you may have read yesterday, Disneyland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved Haunted Mansion with commemorative special anniversary merchandise! We are excited to share today that this collection will also be available at Walt Disney World where we will also be celebrating the anniversary on August 9 at Magic Kingdom Park! Celebratory merchandise and a themed treat will be available.

Memento Mori, Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe and Frontier Trading Post are your key locations for these haunting must haves!

Make your way to Memento Mori to discover our brand new Host-A-Ghost collection! From her Séance Circle, Madame Leota invites all the guests of the Haunted Mansion to become caretakers to one of its “999 Restless Spirits.” With a simple tap, and a ghostly giggle, Leota, as the head spiritualist, will channel your spirit to materialize for you. You will receive a “death certificate” that officiates your role of caretaker for a resident and happy haunt from the Haunted Mansion. Guests can choose from a selection of dearly departed souls, including Constance Hatchaway, Professor Phineas Plump, The Hatbox Ghost, among others.

You can also find commemorative items such as an ear hat, ornament, mug, magnet and even a toy replica of the doom buggy vehicle with glow and new sound features at Memento Mori. If you’re looking to complete your cadaverous look – keep an eye out for a PANDORA charm set*, ALEX AND ANI bracelet, light up headband and 50th anniversary apparel at this location.

At Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, you can find a Haunted-Mansion inspired Dooney & Bourke collection including a tote and cross body bag. And Passholders, the collection will have an exclusive satchel just for you!

And of course, there are also keepsakes for every type of collector. Check out Frontier Trading Post for the commemorative “day of” pin, mystery pin collection and a glow in the dark Madame Leota Funko Pop!

As part of the celebration, you can enjoy special Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots featuring your favorite Haunted Mansion residents that will be sure to put some fright in your fun!

Looking for a sweet treat while you’re enjoying all the frights? Make your way to the Haunted Mansion ice cream cart for the Host-A-Ghost chocolate cupcake made with a dark chocolate truffle filling, crispy pearls, buttercream icing, and milk chocolate decoration. Delicious enough to bring you back to life!

For guests of this special merchandise event at Liberty Square, all of these ghoulish goodies will be available for purchase at 7:45 a.m.! Guests will also have early access to the Haunted Mansion attraction at Liberty Square during this time. So hurry on over, we would like your company!

But, that’s not all! While all guests will have access to this merchandise starting with the special event on August 9, guests attending Disney Villain After Hours on August 8 will have access to certain items in advance. The Funko Pop, pins and Dooney & Bourke handbags will all release on the morning of August 9 and will not be available during Disney Villains After Hours.

For more information on Disney Villains After Hours and to purchase your tickets, visit DisneyWorld.com/VillainsAfterHours or call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 939-2742. Disney Villains After Hours tickets cost $139 plus tax in advance and $144 plus tax on the event night. Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $30 discount and purchase tickets for $109.

So, who else is going? Will I see you out there?

As a reminder, merchandise is available while supplies last and admission to Magic Kingdom Park is required.

** Pandora charm set available at Uptown Jewelers on August 8 (after 9 p.m.) & 9.**


  • DO you need tickets? If so, where (how) do you get them??

    • All guests with valid admission to Magic Kingdom Park will be permitted early entry into Liberty Square for this event on Friday 8/9 as sales will start at 7:45 AM.

  • This is the 1st time I’m seeing the light up ears, they were not on the RSP list (I’m attending the 50th event at DL), do you know if they will be on both coasts?

    • Yes, the Light Up Ears are on both coasts.

  • Will the commemorative “day of” pin be available at Disneyland?

    • Yes, commemorative “day of” pin will be available at Disneyland while supplies last.

  • Will Disneyland also get the death certificate when purchasing a Host-a-Ghost, or is that a Walt Disney World exclusive extra?

    • Both coasts will receive a death certificate included when purchasing an item from the Host-A-Ghost collection.

  • Will the Shag artwork be available online?

    • A small assortment of Haunted Mansion 50th products will be available online beginning later in August including a selection of SHAG Collectible items.

  • Will any of the merchandise be available via the shop Disney app or website?

    • There will be a portion of the Haunted Mansion 50th assortment available online beginning later in August including Apparel, Alex and Ani as well as a selection of SHAG Collectible items.

  • Oh say it isn’t so that the Dooney & Bourke satchel is only available to passholders…We can’t help it if we don’t live there!

    That means it will be sold on auction sites for triple the original costs!

    Please consider allowing all three versions be offered online to those of us that can’t get there.

  • How do we get in at 0745?

    • All guests with valid admission to Magic Kingdom Park will be permitted early entry into Liberty Square for this event on Friday 8/9 as sales will start at 7:45 AM.

  • I adore the Haunted Mansion and I plan to drag my retched body to this event. I’m DYING to know if a special ticket or registration is required. If not, will the park gates open early for this event? Please hurry back with a response!

    • All guests with valid admission to Magic Kingdom Park will be permitted early entry into Liberty Square for this event on Friday 8/9 as sales will start at 7:45 AM.

  • That’s cool that they are celebrating haunted mansion at wdw when it’s Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion who’s turning 50!

  • Do you need tickets? If so, where (how) do you get them? Or can you use your Main Gate Pass?

    • All guests with valid admission to Magic Kingdom Park will be permitted early entry into Liberty Square for this event on Friday 8/9 as sales will start at 7:45 AM.

  • Looking forward to this!

  • Is there anywhere that has a list of what prices will be?

    Are qty we are allowed to buy limited? I have a few friends who would like me to get them one as well if possible (:

  • Is this a one day only offering or will the events at WDW be continued into the weekend?

  • Will you be limiting the amount of merchandise one person or party can purchase?

  • For the early admission at 7:45 am tomorrow, will there be a line outside for people waiting to get in at 7:45? I am not sure if i should get there earlier or are 7:45

  • Will the 50th anniversary ears be available for awhile?

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