Disney Introduces Jared Leto Sipper Cup (Sort of…)

jared Leto with straw on head in front of Haunted Mansion logo
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This weekend, the world will be introduced to the new movie Haunted Mansion (2023). The Disney film is based on the classic Disneyland Park attraction of the same name.

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The Haunted Mansion Attraction

Disneyland Haunted Mansion

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The attraction contains iconic Disney lines, audio-animatronics, and special effects, and decades later is still one of the most popular rides at Disneyland (and the Magic Kingdom Park). Among the many unique characters featured in the mansion (and in the movie) are Madame Leota, Constance Hatchaway, and the Hatbox Ghost. The role of the sinister Hatbox Ghost (coming to the Magic Kingdom Haunted Mansion this year) is played by Jared Leto.

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The Hatbox Ghost

To coincide with the rollout of the new movie, Disneyland is releasing a Hatbox Ghost sipper. Beginning July 28, it will be available at select Disneyland locations.

Disney Eats shared an incredible video of the sipper on its Instagram page.

For Walt Disney World Resort fans unfamiliar with the Hatbox Ghost, he is a unique Haunted Mansion character with a long history. He was part of the original attraction when it debuted in Disneyland in 1969. However, due to problems with the special effects, he was removed from the ride not long after it opened. But after die-hard Disney fans pleaded for decades, Disney Parks brought him back to Disneyland in 2015. What does he do exactly? The ghoulish creature holds a hatbox in his hand, and as his head vanishes – it reappears in the box.

Hatbox Ghost at Haunted Mansion

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His undying popularity among Disney fans has not only caused the Walt Disney Company to make plans to bring the character to Magic Kingdom Park but also incorporated him into the Haunted Mansion (2023) movie directed by Justin Simien.

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In addition to Jared Leto playing the Hatbox Ghost, the movie also stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota and has a cast of mortal characters played by Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Tiffany Haddish, and Lakeith Stanfield.

Haunted mansion movie 2023

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)