The Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland has captured the hearts of visitors since 1969. It has inspired multiple adaptations and merchandise lines. The upcoming Haunted Mansion Parlor will honor its fandom and introduce the next chapter of the Haunted Mansion saga!

Disney Cruise Line and Disney Imagineers are designing a new experience that blends the nostalgia of the original ride with a fresh nautical storyline. The bar will resemble a ship parlor once owned by a sea captain and his intriguing fiancé, who vanished mysteriously. The venue will be full of hidden clues, challenging guests to uncover the truth behind the couple’s disappearance.

Something Seems Fishy About This Aquarium

Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump proposed a “Museum of the Weird” exhibit for the original Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. Although not all of his concepts were used, a sketch of a mysterious aquarium filled with ghost fish inspired new Imagineers to create a modern “Aquarium with Ghost Fish” over fifty years later for the Haunted Mansion Parlor.

The aquarium blends nostalgia and lore, woven into the backstory of the parlor’s former sea captain owner. Legends say he vanished, leaving only his hat floating in the tank. Perhaps his disappearance sheds new light on the phrase “fish food.”

An Eerie Art Collection

The Haunted Mansion Parlor will have an eerie portrait gallery featuring ghostly residents of the Disney Treasure. The paintings will mimic the art style used in the Haunted Mansion attraction, and modern technologies will be used to entertain guests in new ways.

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Disney animator Marc Davis created the Mariner portrait, which is displayed at Haunted Mansion, Walt Disney World Resort, and Tokyo Disney Resort. The portrait will now be on the Disney Treasure, continuing Davis’ legacy.

A smiling sea captain’s portrait will decorate the Haunted Mansion Parlor. He dreamed of serving on a luxury ocean liner but passed away before it could happen. His cheerful soul lives on in his private parlor.

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The Haunted Mansion Parlor will feature The Captain’s bride-to-be portrait, inspired by Marc Davis’ “cat lady” concept. The painting will flicker to expose her true form and intentions.

The Captain received a distress signal and found a woman as the sole survivor amidst the wreckage. Her beauty caught his eye, and they became inseparable, soon to be married.

Ghostly Drinkware Anyone!

Haunted Mansion Parlor portraits inspired the Disney Cruise Line commemorative mug collection. The ceramic mugs will look like they are carved from the wooden planks of a ghost ship. The first series includes The Mariner and The Captain’s Bride.

The Haunted Mansion Parlor will begin welcoming foolish mortals when the Disney Treasure sets sail on its maiden voyage on December 21st, 2024!