If this is old news then I'm sorry, but I was shocked to discover this. As I was exciting the Haunted Mansion Thursday evening I was pointing out to some friends where the proposed shop might go and then walked around the corner to show them the pet cemetery. I looked up near the top and did a double take, up high on the hill sat the old Mr. Toad statue that used to sit above the attraction!!!!! At first I thought I had to be mistaken, but as I kept looking I knew it had to be him.
Sooooo I asked the nearest cast member or Mansion Butler in this case and he did not even know who Mr. Toad was so he sent me to an older cast member and said she would know. I went over and asked her and she said indeed that was Mr.Toad and he was added a couple months ago. She also said he had a funny phrase for a grave marker next to him. According to her it says...
DEAR MR. TOAD
IT'S SAD BUT TRUE
NOT NEARLY AS MARKETABLE
AS WINNIE THE POOH
I had to share it with everyone, I thought it was so cool that Mr. Toad has once again been immortalized in the park and in such a funny way.Go check it out, I will try to get a picture up of it by next weekend.