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The Hatbox Ghost to Materialize at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion

In a thrilling announcement for Disney fans, the Walt Disney World Resort has recently revealed that a beloved phantom from Disneyland will be making his debut at Magic Kingdom Park later this year. The iconic Hatbox Ghost, a long-time resident of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, is preparing to haunt the halls of the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square.

The Hatbox Ghost, known for his eerie vanishing head trick, will be taking up residence in the mansion's Endless Hallway. As guests set off deeper into the mansion in their Doom Buggies, this spectral figure will be glimpsed grinning from the swinging wake in the cemetery, adding an extra layer of spine-chilling excitement to the ride.

"We're absolutely delighted to welcome the Hatbox Ghost to Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion," said Sarah Riles, Vice President of Magic Kingdom Park. "Our guests are in for a ghoulish treat as they encounter this iconic character in a completely new setting."

The Hatbox Ghost has been a beloved fixture at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion since 2015, captivating guests with his spectral magic. His impending arrival at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park marks his first appearance outside of Disneyland.

As we prepare for his apparition, guests can expect to see temporary barriers materializing in the Haunted Mansion. The Mansion's ghostly residents are eager for his arrival, and we're sure our guests are too.

The addition of the Hatbox Ghost is part of a larger initiative to continually innovate and refresh Walt Disney World's attractions, ensuring every visit is a unique and magical experience.

"We're always looking for ways to enhance our guests' experiences and bring them fresh surprises," said Riles. "The arrival of the Hatbox Ghost at the Haunted Mansion is just one of many exciting additions we have planned."

Disney fans are eagerly awaiting the Hatbox Ghost's debut at Magic Kingdom Park later this year. His unique blend of eerie charm and captivating illusions is certain to add a thrilling new dimension to the timeless Haunted Mansion adventure.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Hatbox Ghost's arrival and other exciting developments at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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