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Classic Haunted Mansion Character is Disney’s Newest Sipper!

Disneyland Hatbox Ghost Sipper
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The time has come, and Disney’s new live-action movie, Haunted Mansion, is ready to take viewers on a ride full of spooks and laughs. Both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have their own well-known Haunted Mansion attraction, but the film is based on the attraction at Disneyland. Haunted Mansion stars Rosario Dawson as Gabbie, Chase Dillon as Travis, Owen Wilson as Father Kent, Danny DeVito as Professor Bruce Davis, Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, and LaKeith Stanfield as Ben Matthias.

Haunted Mansion Poster

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Haunted Mansion truly honors the classic attraction and the characters within it. However, there is one character in the film that not all viewers may be familiar with. Jared Leto will portray Crump, also known as The Hatbox Ghost. The Hatbox Ghost is not a part of Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion attraction, but it is an iconic part of the one at Disneyland.

Hatbox Ghost Disneyland

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Well, with the movie coming out, and the Haunted Mansion remaining one of the most popular rides in the Parks, Disney has introduced an incredible piece of merchandise. On July 28, Guests visiting Disneyland Park can purchase the Hatbox Ghost sipper!

Disney Eats shared an incredible video of the sipper on its Instagram page.

Not us turning the Hatbox Ghost into the most iconic ghoulish sipper you’ve ever seen ???
The Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost Sipper is materializing into select locations at Disneyland Park starting July 28th ??

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The Hatbox Ghost was a part of the Haunted Mansion when it opened at Disneyland in 1969. The Ghost stands just inside the mansion, before Guests fall out the window and the Doom Buggies begin to turn backward. The Ghost gives his creepy smile, and then his head disappears and reappears in the hat box that he is holding. Unfortunately, there were a number of technical problems with the ghost, and he was decommissioned not long after the attraction opened. After decades of pleading for its return, Disney finally made it happen, and the Hatbox Ghost returned to Disneyland in 2015.

Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost

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The Hatbox Ghost has become such a memorable part of the Haunted Mansion that Disney announced he will be added to the Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World! He will make his debut sometime in 2023.

Haunted Mansion will hit theaters on the same day the Sipper is released — July 28. The new movie will tell the story of Gabbie (Dawson), a single mom who moves into a gorgeous New Orleans mansion with her son Chase. However, the haunts that inhabit the mansion are not very happy to see her. Gabbie must enlist the help of a priest, a professor, a paranormal investigator (Stanfield), and a psychic (Tiffany Haddish) if she and her son want to avoid becoming the mansion’s newest permanent residents.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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