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The Haunted Mansion

    The Ghost Host 
The leader, narrator and one-time owner of the Haunted Mansion (and a canon character), given the name of Vincent Beauregard Gracey.
  • Affably Evil: Whether he's evil so much as insane is up for debate, but it is his great social skills (he was a personal friend of the Governor of Louisiana's in life) that allowed him never to be suspected for the 'Hatchet Man' murders.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Hanged himself as a cool, calculated decision rather than an act of desperation (knowing for a fact that the afterlife existed helped, of course).
  • Badass Baritone: As in the ride itself, where he's played by Paul Frees.
  • Collector of the Strange: Collected magical items and tomes both in life and as a ghost, as well as generally weird macabre memorabilia.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Is one, especially when in 'fights' with the Hatbox Ghost.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Used to be his motto when he was alive and known as the Hatchet Man. A not-altogether-negligible part of his enormous fortune was earned because he killed his business rivals in dark alleys at night.
  • Serial Killer: See Murder Is the Best Solution above.

    The Hatbox Ghost 
A grumpy old ghoul who was banished from the Mansion for forty-odd years before coming back thanks to his fans' insistence.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Both as a ghost and as a mortal. He was a rather typical variety when alive, while, as a ghost, he is now an advocate of "the old scaring techniques" rather than the "gruesome, modern stuff". He also hates it when anyone tampers with the Mansion.
  • Skull for a Head: Not an actual skull, mind — there's still some leathered skin on it. But close enough.
  • Together in Death: With Emily.
  • Widowed at the Wedding: The Hatbox Ghost was murdered just before he and Emily could get married, and she followed soon enough.

The Hatbox Ghost's bride, known as the Beating Heart Bride; actually called Emily Gracey.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Her natural ghost form is a shadow-faced Woman in White with glowing eyes, but she sometimes shapeshifts into an illusion of her living self (which has as much to do with not creeping people out as with her own preference, though).
  • Glowing Eyes: In her shadow form, she appears with a pitch-black face, her two eyes glowing a pale yellow (with no pupils). Even when she takes a more human-like form, her irises glow yellow.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her 'true form' has glowing eyes which manifest as slightly glowing golden irises when she's in human form.
  • Together in Death: With Hattie.
  • Widowed at the Wedding: The Hatbox Ghost was murdered just before the two could get married, and she followed soon enough.
  • Woman in White: Always wears her wedding gown, due to having been murdered on her wedding day.

    The Hitchhiking Ghosts 
An inseparable trio of prankster ghosts.



The de-facto leader of the group, Ezra is Hattie's renegade younger brother and an absolute git.
  • Dodgy Toupee: Not actually all that badly done, but none of the ghosts are fooled because they'd known him completely bald for a century when he suddenly showed up wearing it one morning, and ghosts can't exactly grow hair.
  • Skull for a Head: Not an actual skull, mind — there's still some leathered skin on it, like for the Hatbox Ghost, and he has eyes. But close enough.
  • The Leader: Of the Hitchhiking Ghosts.


Ezra's sidekick, ex-conman Phineas is a generally nice guy who is often reluctant to follow through with Ezra's plans.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Is revealed to be homosexual and have something of a crush on the Executionner. No such thing was implied in the ride or any tie-in material, where romance was generally absent either way.


A small, shaggy-bearded, nearly mute dwarf, Gus spent much too long in a prison when he was alive.
  • The Old Convict: Was one until, in defiance of the trope's usual trappings, he decided to escape.

    Madame Leota 
A very powerful Ambiguously Evil psychic who has retained her powers in death, though she is trapped within her crystal ball most of the time.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Madame Leota is vain with something of a mean streak, but has no clear agenda other than to keep practicing her sorcery. She has the potential to be a villain, but, without a motivation, is reduced to a neutral party.

    The Portrait Man 
One of the Gracey Manor haunts, who haunts a portrait.

Phantom Manor


    The Phantom 
The skeletal ghost lord of Phantom Manor, another haunted house, which, originating in the Far West, was moved to Disneyland Paris as the Mansion's counterpart. The Phantom is ruthless and arrogant. In life, he was Henry Ravenswood, a gold mining baron whose Moral Event Horizon was coming back from the dead in order to kill her daughter Melanie's groom.
  • Dem Bones: As a ghost, he manifests as a skeleton wearing a (rather dapper) suit.
  • Skull for a Head: The Phantom is actually a full-blown skeleton, but, as his whole body save for the face is covered by his clothes, he comes off as this.
  • Smug Super: Very satisfied with the Dark Magic powers his ghostness gives him.

    Melanie Ravenswood 
The tortured shade of Henry Ravenswood's daughter, Melanie. Her control-freak of a father was so opposed to her leaving the Manor by marrying engineer Jonathan Jake that he came back from the dead to murder Jake, and later confined her (even post-mortem) inside the Manor. A loophole in the Curse now allows her to visit the Haunted Mansion for some much-needed respite. Melanie is sometimes annoyingly dramatic, but who could blame her?
  • Crusading Widower: Paralyzed by grief for the better part of her afterlife, Melanie rose up against the Phantom when she finally learnt he'd actually murdered her groom, instead of him stilting her on her wedding day as she'd been led to believe. Of course, she's mostly powerless against the Phantom in practice, but the spirit is there.
  • Runaway Groom: Her ghostly father made her believe Jonathan Jake was one, prompting her descent into depression and madness. In truth, the Phantom had murdered him.
  • Widowed at the Wedding: As mentioned above, the Phantom murdered Jonathan Jake on Melanie's planned wedding day. He concealed the corpse, leading Melanie to believe for years (both in life and in death) that he was simply an unfaithful Runaway Groom.

The Museum of the Weird

    Philidore Gastley 
Former Collector of the Strange now haunting the "Museum of the Weird" he spent his life building. Gastley briefly owned the Haunted Mansion in life, but was disappointed by its "corny" nature in comparison to his outlandish collections, which prompted the offended ghosts to forcefully drive him out.
  • Collector of the Strange: The core of his character. Gastley collected
  • Original Character: While the fact that the Haunted Mansion was at some point called Gastley Mansion, anything else about him (including connecting him to the Museum of the Weird) is purely Mansionverse-only.

Pirates of the Carribean

    The Pirate Girl 
The ghost of the promiscuous girl in the Portrait of Things to Come portrait in the PotC ride, a brazen hot-head who somehow became friends with Constance and the Ally Gal.

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