Memento Mori is the new Haunted Mansion-themed shop located in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom.
Memento Mori, Latin for ‘remember (that you have) to die’, opened right before Halloween 2014 in the former Yankee Trader shop. As the Haunted Mansion attraction is one of Caroline’s favorite rides at MK, we had to stop in and look at all the merchandise!
We loved the Haunted Mansion Cast Member t-shirt! (Remember, no smiling allowed when you wear this one!)
Merchandise cast members wear costumes that are slightly different from the maid and butler costumes from the attraction, including a unique Madame Leota-inspired broach that female cast members wear.
Madame Leota’s beautiful portrait is rumored to have been created during the time she lived in the area. (It changes its look every 60 seconds.)
Something I never knew: Each piece of HM dinnerwear features a floorplan of the Haunted Mansion. The dinner plate has the 1st Floor, the salad plate has the 2nd Floor, the dessert plate has the 3rd Floor.
Thinking about the ride, you start out on the first floor, then move through the gallery on the second floor, finally exiting the mansion on the 3rd floor. (You can even see the roof shingles when you exit the house!)
I had no idea that the ride was supposedly taking place in a 3 story mansion!!!
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