The latest edition of the Hatbox Ghost Tiki Mug was released today at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in the Disneyland Resort — though those who wanted to pick one up were met with an exceptionally long wait.
3rd Edition Hatbox Ghost Tiki Mug Released
Previous releases of tiki mugs at Trader Sam’s have been organized through a 6 a.m. mobile order slot. In our experience, outside of troubles with the app, it was a smooth and quick pickup.
This year, though, the release for the mug was set for 11:30 a.m. PT, with guests being able to pick it up at the bar.
Guests were lined up incredibly early, and only one bartender was available to make the specialty cocktail that comes with the mug, the Cloaked Specter, every time someone ordered it.
There were water stations set up to keep everyone hydrated during their wait.
After hours of waiting, eventually guests who only wanted the mug were pulled out of line to make their transaction. There was also a limit set of only two mugs per transaction.
Cast Members in the area claimed they didn’t anticipate this large of a turnout for the mug release.
3rd Edition Hatbox Ghost Tiki Mug – $75
The third edition of the Hatbox Ghost tiki mug is a bright teal with black glaze. He grins sinisterly as he holds his empty hatbox off to his left.
The back of the mug has a carved tombstone that reads “Memento Mori.”
The mug has intricate carvings and patterns included that fit in the style of tiki mugs.
The inside of the mug is glazed black.
The bottom of the mug has the edition number and the Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar logo, all in white over a bright blue glaze.
The Haunted Mansion & The Hatbox Ghost
The Haunted Mansion first opened to Disneyland guests on August 9, 1969. The Hatbox Ghost was there that day, but technology still needed to catch up to his effect, so he was removed within a few weeks. Disney brought back the Hatbox Ghost in 2015, for the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, and he remains in the Haunted Mansion’s attic scene.
The Hatbox Ghost is currently being installed in The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom, which was an opening day attraction at the Florida park. There is also a Haunted Mansion at Tokyo Disneyland.
At Disneyland Park in Paris, guests can ride the similar Phantom Manor, which has its own unique story but shares many elements with the original mansion. Over at Hong Kong Disneyland is Mystic Manor, an entirely different attraction that took inspiration from the Haunted Mansion, but has no references to the afterlife.
What do you think of this latest version of the Hatbox Ghost tiki mug? Were you able to pick one up for yourself? Let us know in the comments.