Some of the biggest Disney buzz lately has been about Haunted Mansion merchandise. The Haunted Mansion Dooney & Bourke purse was one of the most sought after Disney Dooneys, fetching scalping level prices on e-bay and causing people to set their alarms for midnight to check when the Disney store online restocked. Disney has responded to the high demand for ghostly goodies by rebranding the Yankee Trader store (conveniently located near the Haunted Mansion entrance and exit in the Magic Kingdom) into Memento Mori, the Haunted Mansion Gift Shop.
Welcome, foolish mortals, to my journey through Memento Mori.
The store is predictably very busy and because the space is pretty small, there is often a line waiting to be allowed inside to shop (yes, Disney is very good at making money!). I visited it during my Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party night and although there was a line, the wait was very brief.
Once inside, I was a little overwhelmed by the variety of ghoulish delights available for purchase. I got some photos of my favorites that I wanted to share with you. When I first walked in, I took a moment to notice the little details (not for sale) that Disney worked into the shop. This was the display on top of a sales shelf. Nice and spooky.
There was a nice display of figurines like this one with the hitchhiking ghosts and the graveyard caretaker.
Madame Leota is well represented, including this faux distressed advertisement.
And we can’t forget the attic bride. I love this artwork, which they sell framed and in more affordable prints.
And you had several options if you wanted to recreate the dining scene from the ballroom including these gorgeous plates with the Gracey family crest.
And wine glasses:
For more casual beverage ware, these coffee mugs were very tempting.
And there were also quite few cos-play items for purchase, although the sizing was somewhat limited (mostly small and extra-small in the women’s shirts when I was there).
I really liked the iPhone case in the Haunted Mansion wallpaper, but resisted since I just got a new its a small world case on my last visit.
And there was even a section for the smaller ghouls to select from:
The one item that almost got me was the limited edition Haunted Mansion magic band, but it was only in shades of grey. If it had been purple, I couldn’t have resisted.
Between being on a budget, getting overwhelmed by the combination of options and the crowded small space and not having my size in a few items, I ended up leaving without buying anything. I do wish the magic band had been purple and that they’d had my size in the ghost host shirt, but I know we’re heading back several more times this fall and I’m sure they will restock and even have a few new surprises.
Have you gotten a chance to shop in this spooky store? With 999 happy shoppers, there’s still room for one more! What’s your must have Haunted Mansion purchase?
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