Get ready for Halloween, or the premiere of “Haunted Mansion” this month, with a new Haunted Mansion blazer, Madame Leota costume set, and glowing Bride veil available at Walt Disney World Resort. These can be found in Memento Mori, The Haunted Mansion gift shop in the Liberty Square area of Magic Kingdom.
Haunted Mansion Blazer – $69.99
The gray blazer features the pattern of the famous Haunted Mansion wallpaper, with glowing yellow eyes among intricate black designs.
The blazer is also available on shopDisney.
Bride Veil – $39.99
Channel the murderous Bride, a.k.a. Constance Hatchaway, with this veil.
The veil is, of course, white, with a wreath of glowing flowers around the top.
The lace edge is also reminiscent of the Haunted Mansion wallpaper.
The glow, as pictured on shopDisney, is a ghostly blue.
Madame Leota Wig & Cape Set – $69.99
Become Madame Leota this Halloween with a blue wig and cape inspired by the table Leota’s crystal ball floats above.
The wig is wavy, like Leota’s hair.
The cape is red velvet, patterned similarly to the wallpaper, with golden tassels and a gold neck lined with gems.
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The Haunted Mansion
This classic Disney attraction can now be found at several Disney Parks around the world. The first iteration opened in 1969 at Disneyland as part of the New Orleans Square expansion. Two years later, it was an opening day attraction in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom, and in 1983, it was an opening day attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, too.
The Disneyland Paris version of Haunted Mansion is named Phantom Manor, while at Hong Kong Disneyland, Mystic Manor is a completely different attraction that draws some inspiration from the original whilst avoiding references to the afterlife out of respect toward traditional Chinese cultural precedent.
Haunted Mansion is full of famous ghostly characters and spirits like Madame Leota, the Bride, the subjects of the stretching room portraits, and the Hatbox Ghost.
The Hatbox Ghost was in the original Disneyland Haunted Mansion on opening day. Technology had not quite caught up to the ghost’s vanishing and appearing head, however, so the effect only lasted a few weeks before disappearing for nearly 50 years.
This effect returned to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland in 2015. He appears at the end of the attic scene, after the Bride “greets” guests. The Hatbox Ghost will soon be installed in the Magic Kingdom version of the Haunted Mansion, too.
‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie
The upcoming “Haunted Mansion” film follows a doctor (Rosario Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon) moving into a haunted abode in New Orleans. Dawson’s character ends up calling in a priest (Owen Wilson) to exorcise the manor. They also get help from a widowed scientist-turned-failed-paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Tiffany Haddish), and a historian (Danny DeVito).
Jamie Lee Curtis portrays Madame Leota, and Jared Leto serves as the Hatbox Ghost. Curtis called the film “modern, fresh, old-fashioned, and scary, but not scary like a monster movie. It’s scary, like a Disney ride, and funny. If you go on that ride, there’s a lot of humor as well as the scary, ghost-y stuff.”
Curtis, Wilson, and Stanfield recently worked the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland to promote the film.
During the “Studio Showcase Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar” panel at the D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, Disney debuted the “Haunted Mansion” trailer. Director Justin Simien took to the stage to speak about the project and detail some of the cameos audiences can expect from Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj, and more.
Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at “Haunted Mansion” during Midsummer Scream — Halloween & Horror Convention in Long Beach, California, at the end of July.
The film will be in theaters on July 28, 2023.