Music Mondays: Grim Grinning Ghosts & That Hatbox Ghost
With all the talk about The Hatbox Ghost and its anticipated return, I've been humming Grim Grinning Ghosts. It's known as the theme song for Haunted Mansion. The song was composed by Buddy Baker and the famous lyrics were written by X Atencio. Both Baker and Atencio are also Disney Legends.
Last October, Disney Parks Blog had this interesting post about about "10 Things to Know About The Haunted Mansion Theme". It's a good list to bookmark. One noteworthy cover of this song was done by Barenaked Ladies. You can hear this song throughout the 2003 movie The Haunted Mansion.
My family and I had a chance to visit Disneyland yesterday and we made our way over to The Haunted Mansion. They actually have Fastpass available since the Hatbox Ghost is looking like a very popular addition.
Ol' Hatty looks like he's happy to finally be home. He's pretty cool. I am happy that the Imagineers finally made it happen. I hope the Hatbox Ghost is a permanent spooky addition and not just a Diamond Celebration thing. If you make it Disneyland this year, you will definitely have to ride on the Haunted Mansion to experience the Hatbox Ghost for yourself.
Happy Music Monday!