|The Hatbox Ghost!|
The hatbox what now? I know, right? That's exactly what I thought when someone with unemotional useless knowledge told me about it. (Thanks Jake!) (Editor's note: No problem!) Apparently this ghost guy, this specter in the night, with a lovely hatbox, was actually in the ride when it opened. According to Tony Baxter, he was located where the bride ghost is in the attic. The Hatbox Ghost can be found on all sorts of old Disney memorabilia! He was on records, lunch boxes, hat boxes, blue police call boxes...you get the picture. Disney sold this guy to the public and then in excellent Disney fashion, they ripped him out of the ride quicker than the heavy petting couple that was in the buggy behind you!
|"I have Hatbox in the attic!"|
"The mere fact that you call making love 'Hatbox' tells me
you're not ready!"
|His portrait still hangs in the hall to this day!|
In conclusion and in my professional opinion, I feel that they should bring him back home, but don’t tell anyone! Make his appearance just as mysterious as his disappearance. I think if Disney played on that, and fueled that fire, the Haunted Mansion would hands down become the most popular ride at the park! After Hatbox had been in the ride for about a month, start advertising then that he’s back, but very mildly. Posters with only a ghostly hatbox on it that simply states, Disneyland! I would love to see him back! Make it happen, Disney!