Photo Tour: Memento Mori Haunted Mansion Specialty Shop in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Welcome, Foolish Mortals… to Memento Mori, the new Haunted Mansion gift shop in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square!

Memento Mori sign

Memento Mori sign

“Materializing” on October 6th, this spot (formerly Yankee Trader) is situated right by the Haunted Mansion, naturally. (The Haunted Mansion never HAD a gift shop, and Disney needed to remedy that, of course.) And we’re dying to show you Haunted Mansion fans some of the gems tucked inside… (and, yep — there are LOTS of awesome kitchen items and food-related goodies to share, too)!

Memento Mori gift shop

Memento Mori gift shop

But seriously, this place is pretty awesome. I wandered the store for nearly an hour just trying to take it all in. Here are a couple of pics of the “atmosphere” around the top of the display areas.

Memento Mori Atmosphere

Memento Mori Atmosphere

Memento Mori Atmosphere

Memento Mori Atmosphere

If you can’t get to the shop in person, some of [Read more…]

New! Madame Leota Lollipops in Disney Parks

As part of the new Halloween Goth Goodies candy line popping up in Disney Parks confectioneries, this Madame Leota lollipop showed up in Disneyland this week! Heather sent over some photos and a mini-review!

Madame Leota Lollipop

Madame Leota is an iconic character in Disney’s Haunted Mansion rides around the world. A “medium,” whose face floats ethereally in a crystal ball (which was recently given the ability to float, itself), this character was played by Leota Toombs, a Disney imagineer whose “eyes were the right distance apart to fit the test model,” she recalled.

Close Up of Leota

The sucker is clear (not a common find in Disney Parks) with a fruit punch flavor, and costs $3.45. Diameter is about 3.5 inches.

Heather got it at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure, but it’s also at Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney. We’re guessing these will pop up in Disney World as well, if they haven’t already.

Madame Leota Lollipop

Here’s how it works: the artwork of Madame Leota is pretty much a [Read more…]