Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Magic Kingdom's Newest Store opens and You can be turned into a ghost

While we were visiting Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, we came across this long line in Liberty Square. We weren't sure what everyone was waiting for until a cast member who was in charge of line control told us that it was for the "soft opening" of the store called Memento Mori.

Memento Mori is a store devoted to the Haunted Mansion. It is located in in the old Yankee Trader store diagonal from Columbia Harbour House restaurant ( and in front of the Haunted mansion). I am not into spooky things, so I knew I wasn't going to buy anything but we stood in line anyway and waited for our turn to go in and browse.

The shop itself is a tiny space, so they were only letting in a handful of people at a time.



One of the hottest items that the shop was offering was the ghostly photographs. For $19.99 ( without the frame), you can get your picture taken right there at a studio that they have set up at the store and somehow it takes your image and turns it into a picture of you as a ghost.  Is that pretty cool or creepy?
 
Of course there were all sorts of house ware items, dishes, stem ware, book ends, art work and such.
 
There were some clothing items, pins, special Haunted Mansion Magic Bands and other trinkets paying homage to the Haunted Mansion.
 
This place was basically a Haunted Mansion lover's paradise!
 
I do like the Haunted Mansion ride, but it's not one of my favorites and I don't get all excited over this type of merchandise, but it was nice to see that they have so much variety for those people who want to get their spook on!
 
Are you a fan of the Haunted Mansion?  Would you go crazy over Haunted merchandise?

22 comments:

  1. I may have bought the mug in your picture. I LOVE it! I also got 2 of the placemats. Perfect Disney touch without being over the top Disney.

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    1. Yea, I did like the subtle designs on a lot of the merchandise and I love the purple color on most of the stuff.

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  2. I was surprised at how small the store is as well. The Haunted Mansion is one of my favorite rides--mainly because it has changed since my first Disney trip in 1976 (at the young age of 3). I even had a Haunted Mansion board game when I was little. Anyway--I think it's awesome that most of the rides have a store/merchandise. I don't buy a lot of souvenirs, but I did buy a cute leather bracelet from the Pirates of the Caribbean shop while I was there. I love your blog--reminds me of how much I love Disney World!

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    1. Thank you Paige! I think having a Haunted Mansion board game would have been pretty cool!

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  3. I want to be turned in to a ghost! That looks like so much fun :)

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  4. I love the Haunted Mansion!!! One of my favorite things.
    I can remember going as a little girl (first time ever to Disney - 6 yrs old) & being SCARED to death in that room before you get on the ride... when the pictures changed. I seriously was FREAKING OUT!!! haha!

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    1. I could definitely see where that first room would spook you out as a child!

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  5. I bought that mug! it says "Hurry Back" on the bottom of the inside. It's HUGE! I need 2 K Cups to fill it enough :D

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    1. Oh, I didn't even notice what it said on the mug!

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    1. Yea, lots of people where waiting in line to have them done!

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  7. There's a lot of that kind of stuff at the Haunted Mansion store in DL. I haven't seen the photo thing, though. That would probably have appealed to me as a teenager.
    I really wish Disneyland had a wider variety of merchandise that wasn't so specifically ride and Disney themed. They used to have real Cowboy hats and boots and good silver and turquoise western jewelery in Frontierland. The shops in New Orleans Square used to have really unique stuff also. It was neat stuff to buy to remember a trip, but it didn't scream out "Disneyland." I miss that.

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    1. I'll be curious to see how the shops at DL compare to the ones at wdw.

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  8. I am still waiting for my first visit to Disney in Feb. The stuff is really cute, but I don't really collect things. I do like the photo idea- that's a fun memento :)

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    1. Will you be running the Princess half marathon when you visit in February?

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  9. I love The Haunted Mansion, so I will definitely be hitting this store up in January. Very cool!

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    1. Hopefully there won't be a line to get inside by then!

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  10. That's pretty neat! I probably wouldn't buy things from the store though. If they're selling stuff I've seen online at the Disney Store, then there's nothing that jumps out at me.

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    1. I didn't even take a look online to see if any of the merchandise was similar.

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  11. I did love the store, but had to restrain myself from splurging on some of the items! I'd love to spend some time there when it wasn't so crowded though!

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  12. I purchased some things from the shop on my most recent trip, January 2015. I purchased a Madame Leota ear hat, Bride plush, and Hitchhiking Ghosts plushes. I am very happy with the shop and think it is a great tribute to the ride.

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