When the Haunted Mansion first opened back in 1969 Disney Imagineers had a vision of a ghostly figure with a cane and a top hat. The ideas was that this figure’s head was supposed to disappear from his shoulders and appear in the hatbox that it was holding as you passed by. Unfortunately the effect didn’t work as anticipated due to it’s surroundings. The figure was removed and for a long time people questioned if he was ever there to begin with. Decades later a fan contributed photo to the site Doombuggies.com showed the Hatbox Ghost in his original location.
As Disneyland prepares to celebrate it’s 60th Anniversary and the #CoolestSummerEver the Hatbox Ghost made his return to the Haunted Mansion. The current guard of Imagineers did an amazing job of bringing this character back to life. I was going to post a square version of this image on Instagram and Facebook but I decided to make it available here as a free download! All I ask is that you don’t remove my watermark, tag me if you decide to use it and if someone asks where you got it, please send them to this website to get their own copy. If you really want to help me out, use the hashtag #HeyzenPhoto when posting it or tagging me. I’m @heyzenc on Instagram and if you are trying to find me on Facebook, I am at:
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I also made this pre-cropped version if you would like to use it as a Facebook cover photo.
I hope you enjoy this photo of good ol’ Hattie!
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