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    Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"



    Quoted from Disney Parks Blog:

    A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The 999 Residents of the Haunted Mansion
    by Francis Goria, Attraction Liasion, Disneyland Resort

    Over the years, the Haunted Mansion has housed many infamous and lesser-known spooks to the delight of 'foolish' mortal visitors. We are proud to announce today that a long-awaited silly spook is re-joining this classic attraction after a 40 year (and then some!) hiatus. Starting tomorrow, both constant visitors and new guests to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion will have the chance to spend some face time with well-known 'lost' spirit The Hatbox Ghost. Originally installed in 1969 and removed after a matter of weeks due to technical challenges, Imagineers finally solved how to coax this "grim grinning ghost" into the mortal realm once more, to take part in the attic scene opposite his bride. Rather than relying on complex and temperamental robotics and illusions, or, (gulp!), a real ghost: the solution was a perfect meld of practicality and offering an enhanced experienced for Guests. As they enter the attic and take in the familiar tableux, visitors will be unaware of the lurking presence of an unseen ghost, waiting to startle them with his familiar grin and delightfully eerie puns: in order to fully give an interactive experience, Disneyland Casting is pleased to announce the Hatbox Ghost will be a live performer happy to joke back and forth with patrons and reassure children the Mansion is safe, or to smear himself with stage blood and leap out from behind the accumulated attic props to interact with more sophisticated guests in search of thrills and chills.

    In addition, images of this beloved spectre have been added throughout the ride. Play a delightfully dreary game of "hide and shriek" and see if you can spot them all on your next visit!

    We hope to see you soon at the Disneyland Resort...hurry back.....
    A few more images from the article, showcasing a few of the other featured appearances of the Hatbox Ghost:







    I don't know about the whole scavenger hunt or "interactive" route they're going with this...what do you all think?

    Read the full article here: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/04/familiar-happy-haunt-joins-the-haunted-mansion/
    when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    That was just cruel.
    So. Zetta. SLOW!

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    Oooo. It seemed convincing until you click the link.

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    April fools day sucks.
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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    I don't know how people keep falling for these. No information ever comes out on April 1st.

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    I don't know how people keep falling for these. No information ever comes out on April 1st.
    I agree. All new threads I see today aren't true... Mostly.
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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    The sad thing is, although its terrible and obviously fake I would'nt be surprised if TDO would actually consider doing this. Afterall look at what they've done to their mansion lately.
    Last edited by Open_at_the_close; 04-01-2011 at 12:43 PM.

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    This will actually be a real article one day

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    I was convinced for two seconds before remembering what today is...if this was real though I would have mixed feelings on it. A live actor telling kids there is nothing to be afraid of? What is this a Disney sing along song about monsters?
    "Y'all come back now, ya hear?"

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    Yay!!! finally! we've all been waiting for so long!! Welcome Hatbox Ghost! cant wait to check it out! woo hoo!

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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    My first thought was: "that looks so lame compared to the real hatbox ghost."

    And then I saw the date.



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    Re: Disney Parks Blog: " A Familiar Happy Haunt Joins The Haunted Mansion"

    I love what they've done with his AA, it looks so Disney quality.

    xD Damn april foolers

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