16 Jun 2014
It looks like the rumors of the past may be coming true in October. Lots of new Haunted Mansion merchandise is on the way, but a dedicated location in which to sell it has yet to be announced.
That all may be changing soon as the Yankee Trader in Liberty Square has recently stated that it will be closed from July 7th until September 30th for refurbishing. The Yankee Trader is directly adjacent to the Haunted Mansion. Hmmm.
Rumors are it will opening as a Haunted Mansion merchandise location just before the Walt Disney World Halloween celebrations begin in October.
A line of very popular Haunted Mansion merchandise was released last year to see if guests would buy luxury items based on attractions. The test was so successful that Walt Disney World had a hard time keeping the items in stock.
Over 100 new Haunted Mansion items are expected to arrive at Disney Parks this fall. Sounds like the chances are good Yankee Trader is about to get its ghost on.
The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World tells the story of a black widow bride and her many husbands complete with an interactive queue, a stretching room, and the infamous Doom Buggies complete with hitch-hiking ghosts.