After briefly appearing in Walt Disney’s The Haunted Mansion when it opened in 1969, the inspiration for this tiki mug, the Hatbox Ghost, was removed from the attraction suddenly and without notice. Explanations for his abrupt departure are plentiful and remain a mystery, however the Hatbox Ghost has finally returned for your ghoulish enjoyment. Forever immortalized in four different tiki mugs, the Hatbox Ghost hopes to materialize in your home…. that is unless you’d rather join him and the 999 haunts at the Haunted Mansion.
Color: Tan/cream with black accents
Dimensions: 4” Wide, 8¾” Tall
Capacity Size: 16 Ounces
Unique Markings: “1st Edition Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto ©Disney” is written on the bottom of this mug.
Original Price: $30 with drink
Typically Served With: A cocktail named Grim Grinning Grog made with pineapple-mango dark rum, Bermuda black rum, lime juice, blood orange, a trio of tropical juices, and a dash of aromatic bitters.
Special Notes: Another version of this mug was released at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar the same year. While this version has a face in the hat box, the other has a face on it’s shoulders.
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