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Unboxing Disney’s first Haunted Mansion Ghost Post subscription box with interactive Phantom Radio

in Collectibles, Disney

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999 Lucky (or foolish?) Mortals have subscribed to receive special SCARE packages direct from the inhabitants of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.  These coveted mailings include clues and treasures to aid recipients in discovering what’s keeping the Hitchhiking Ghosts from being able to hitchhike.

The first of three medium sized boxes arrived this week.  Stocked with collectable items which interact with the special spectral device known as the Phantom Radio (an iPhone application that “tunes-in” to the objects revealing recorded story elements tied to the Mansion).  The tuner on the Phantom radio also seems to be able to receive sympathetic vibrations from the Mansion (as familiar music and narration from the home wall to wall creeps can be heard across the dial).

Check it all out in our first unboxing video – 30 minutes of Haunted Mansion fun:

(Video by Ricky Brigante)

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(image from the Dead Letter Office page by Disney)

Included in the first paranormal package is a welcome letter that’s more than it appears, one mysterious reflective tea cup, a variant of the familiar bat that adorns the velvet ropes of the Mansion (this one with his wings folded), a deck of cards depicting characters from the haunted attraction, the Grim Gazette (“a spirited and frightfully independent paper”), a marriage certificate (with special properties), housing for the Phantom Radio, an advert for Bloodmere & Broom’s Re-Dusting Service and an instruction/key card.

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The interactive elements of the Scare Package are both inventive and fun; a delight for any Haunted Mansion aficionado.  Some of the objects require alterations, but the thoughtful representatives at the Ghost Relations Department have managed to achieve this interaction in a manner that’s non-destructive to the collectable items.

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As misery loves company, the GRD has also provided clues and a forum for subscribers to share their experiences in the way of the Dead Letter Office.  This (cob)web page is full of hints and images from the coveted Scare packages.

With two more fiendishly fun dark delights yet arrive we’ll just die of anticipation for the our next shipment. . .

13 Comments

  1. So where do we sign up to get these?

    1. Ryan

      It’s too late. They only had 200 subscriptions sold in Early March that sold out in 5 hours.

      1. plague

        Actually they had 999 and it was gone far quicker than that.

    1. plague

      We don’t. It’s gone.
      We get to look on eBay and see a box going for 500.

  2. Michelle

    This is awesome and all but I don’t understand why they didn’t give us a heads up this was happening

    1. PatchTrick

      They did. My wife got an email from Disney Store about it and ordered it immediately without even really realizing completely what it was- all she saw was it was limited and Haunted Mansion related and that was all she needed, haha. Originally we thought it was something similar to LootCrate, had no idea there was a game involved…

      1. plague

        I spend half my paycheck at the Disney Store and I didn’t get any email…

  3. Jon S.

    Apparently the wife and I missed where it said it was DisneyLAND exclusive. :^|

    Our package arrived (at our home in Orlando) and we had great fun going through it and seeking/discovering the clues, etc. We are a bit skunked now that we realize we have to visit Esmeralda at DL to continue.

    harumph.

    1. plague

      I’ll gladly take it off your hands!
      😉

  4. AE

    I was lucky enough to get in on the Haunted Mansion box! Want to thank ITM for posting the videos as it helped me figure things out!!!

    1. Michael Gavin

      Disney also has a website for foolish mortals to compare notes and get tips. Its called the Dead Letter Office: https://ghostrelationsdept.disney.com/the-dead-letter-office/

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