Mystery of the Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost: solved!

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12 Responses to “Mystery of the Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost: solved!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not only is the “Just a big old mansion” portion Paul Frees, the narration at 3:41 is Thurl Ravenscroft.

  2. penguinchris says:

    So… was the mystery really whether or not he was ever part of the attraction that guests actually saw, or is the mystery why he was really removed and then what happened to him? It seems to me the second question is more interesting, and it remains unanswered…

  3. Baron Karza says:

    Once again voiced by the great Paul Frees (he also did the voice-over for the vintage Barbie TV ad a few weeks ago). Once you learn to recognize him, he’s everywhere!

    Oh, but wasn’t the Summer of Love in 1967?

  4. Baron Karza says:

    I guess it’s really just the opening dialogue (“Just a big old mansion”) by Paul Frees, not the whole thing.

  5. catgrin says:

    As a kid, the hatbox ghost was always one of my favorite illustrations on mansion-related materials from Disney. Truly over-the-top evilness! So great to know that at least a few lucky riders got to see him!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if Corey Burton redid that voice.

  7. Anonymous says:

    If the Haunted Mansion was actually haunted, who would know?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that is awesome!

    A few years ago, I was hired by Disney to write a series of short films surrounding the Mansion’s lore. We snuck in a little nod to the hatbox ghost in one of the stories.

    As a side note, I got to walk through the ride completely turned on. It was amazing. I walked through the ballroom floor.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Uhhh what does that bride have in her right hand?

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