PHOTOS: New Hatbox Ghost Halloween Tiki Mug Released at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

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Released today at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, there’s a brand new Halloween tiki mug featuring the Hatbox Ghost from The Haunted Mansion.

The mug, which must be purchased with drink, is $31.95 with tax. Thankfully, the horrible Fog Cutter drink is gone this year, replaced with “Grim Grinning Grog”. The new drink is made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Barbancourt Pancho Rhum, Lime Juice, Blood Orange, Falernum, and Angostura Bitters. You can get a non-alcoholic version but the price will be the same.

The mug is available in limited quantities daily, while supplies last.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • Obviously this new tiki mug is absolutely badass! However, I still have no understanding as to why WDW tries to make the Hatbox Ghost a thing when it doesn’t even exist in the WDW version of the Haunted Mansion. How about a character unique to WDW?

  • Great mug, but the limited quantities daily may mean the same setup as the last HM mug. The process for getting one will mean a 2 – 3+ hour wait for a line to open at 4 PM in which you will then receive ticket that will allow you to come back at Trader Sam’s opening to order the mug. When my wife and I stopped by to get one of the ghosts mugs last year, the waiting area for the ticket line to open up was occupied by several people on their laptops managing their auctions. Many of them were talking about how they have been in line daily.

  • For those worried about the wristbands at WDW, yes people have lined up in the morning. No it’s not necessary. There aren’t that many people waiting in line that early. I went on Saturday when it was considerably busier due to tourists AND locals. They started handing wristbands out at 1pm. I walked up at 2:30pm and got one. They were out by 3pm. Just get there when they start handing them out and you should be good. Seems like the majority of people don’t even realize that they’re handing bands out for these. Most of the people I came across getting one just discovered it by accident because they were just lining up early to make sure they’d be able to get inside. There were many, many more guests coming up well after Trader Sam’s opened thinking they could get one not even realizing a wristband system was in place.

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