More Details About Haunted Mansion Parlor on the Disney Treasure

Rikki By Rikki4 min read
Haunted Mansion Parlor

When Guests step onboard the Disney Treasure, they will get to experience a one-of-its-kind bar themed after the Haunted Mansion called Haunted Mansion Parlor. Today, Disney shared a few additional details about what Guests will experience when stepping inside.

Previously, we learned that there would be a statue on this Disney Cruise Line ship themed after famed Imagineer Rolly Crump inside this location. Now we have learned that the bar will be playing up the famed nautical storyline from the attraction.

The venue will resemble a well-appointed ship parlor, which once belonged to a jovial sea captain and his strange, but captivating fiancé. It’s hard to say what happened to the happy couple following their sudden and mysterious disappearances, but you may glean the truth by deciphering clues hidden around the bar. 

Here are just a few of the Haunted Mansion Parlor’s secrets. 

The Aquarium

Aquarium with Ghost Fish at the Haunted Mansion Parlor

When plans for the original Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland were well underway, Rolly Crump proposed a creative concept for a “Museum of the Weird” exhibit. While a number of Rolly’s ideas made it into the actual attraction, a few went into the vault. For example, like this one of a mysterious aquarium, filled with ghost fish. More than fifty years later, Disney Imagineers were able to create a modern “Aquarium with Ghost Fish” for the Haunted Mansion Parlor.

According to Disney, the aquarium will fold into the curious backstory of the parlor’s former sea captain owner. Legends passed down from The Captain’s devoted crew recount how he was last seen heading to his parlor for a special meal prepared by his betrothed. All that remained after The Captain and his bride seemingly vanished was his hat. It was found floating in the aquarium tank. Perhaps his disappearance grants a new meaning to “fish food.”

Art Collection

Mariner Ghost

The Haunted Mansion Parlor’s eerie portrait gallery will depict some of the souls that have taken up residence onboard the Disney Treasure. The collection of works are reminiscent of the paintings that can be found inside the Haunted Mansion attraction. The portrait gallery will also incorporate present-day technologies to allow the ghostly residents to entertain guests in new ways. 

The concept for The Mariner was created by famed Disney animator Marc Davis. The Mariner’s story will be taken to new depths when he takes his place in the Haunted Mansion Parlor on the Disney Treasure and continues to uphold Marc Davis’ impactful legacy.

Portrait of The Captain at the Haunted Mansion Parlor

A distinguished portrait of the sea captain will also grace the walls of the Haunted Mansion Parlor.

Marc Davis’ iconic “cat lady” Bride

The likeness of The Captain’s bride-to-be will take cues from Marc Davis’ iconic “cat lady” concept. This was also featured in the original attraction. Inside the Haunted Mansion Parlor, her portrait will flicker to reveal her true form and perhaps, her true intentions.  

Disney shares that tales of the doomed couple’s first encounter all began when The Captain received a dramatic distress transmission from another vessel. He wasted no time in altering his course to aid in the rescue. However, as he neared the source of the call, he found only a mangled wreckage and a lone survivor. You guessed it…there was a woman floating amongst the debris. With bright green eyes, chestnut hair and a golden key hanging about her neck, it is no wonder that The Captain was immediately taken by her beauty. The pair became inseparable and were soon engaged to be wed. 

Get your Drink On

"The Mariner" Mug

The portraits inside Haunted Mansion Parlor will also lend inspiration to a Disney Cruise Line-exclusive commemorative mug collection. These will debut onboard the Disney Treasure. The ceramic mugs will appear to be carved from the worn wooden planks of a ghost ship. These early sketches and models illustrate the first in a series coming to the Disney Treasure. One is inspired by The Mariner and another by The Captain’s bride. 

Final Thoughts

The more and more I learn about this bar, the better I think it’s going to be. It’s clear there were so many stories that weren’t fleshed out of the original attraction. It’s nice to see that they will be able to be a part of this brand new ship, in the form of the Haunted Mansion Parlor.

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