As this year’s D23 Expo is coming to a close, theme park fans can rejoice because a beloved character is finally coming to Disney World after years of rumors. The Hatbox Ghost will make its debut at Disney World’s Haunted Mansion attraction at Magic Kingdom in 2023, according to a tweet from the official Disney Parks Twitter page.
@disneyparks BREAKING! The Hatbox Ghost will materialize in 2023 at Disney World! 🔮👻 @disneyd23 #D23Expo #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #HauntedMansion #DisneyParksVoices #HatBoxGhost ♬ original sound – Disney Parks
The tweet says, “It’s happening! The Hatbox Ghost will materialize at the Haunted Mansion in 2023 in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort!” and it has a picture of the famous ghost in Victorian-era clothes, staring at the camera with a creepy smile while holding his trademark hatbox and cane.
The Hatbox Ghost first appeared in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland when the ride first opened. He had a trick where his head would disappear and then reappear in the hatbox. But soon after the ride opened, Disney got rid of the character because the “disappearing” effect didn’t work very well during that part of the ride. Even though The Hatbox Ghost only showed up for a short time, he became a cult favorite in the theme park community because of how interesting his character design was. He started showing up on merchandise and other forms of media related to the attraction.
Many people weren’t surprised when Disney announced that the character would be back to scare a new generation of park visitors. He is still one of the most famous parts of the attraction. Fans were happy to see the character return to the original Disneyland attraction in 2015, after being gone for many years. After years of rumors and fan pressure, the Hatbox Ghost is now part of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World. He will continue to give park visitors fun thrills they will never forget.
Fans of the ride are in for a treat, as The Haunted Mansion is getting a new movie with the same name starring Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, and Danny Devito. The Hatbox Ghost will also be making its debut. Madame Leota will be played by Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jared Leto will also be in the movie. According to reports, he will play the Hatbox Ghost.
Sid Philips is a father of two and a loving husband. He currently resides in Pennsylvania and has been a fan of Disney since his parents took him there in 1980! Sid has visited multiple Disney parks around the world and loves each one!
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