Disney looking for new mansion resident

Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:07 AM
Theme park holding an auction on eBay with the highest bidder winning a tombstone in the Haunted Mansion attraction.


Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:13 AM
WOW this is so cool thanks for the update!
Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:11 PM
does anyone know where it is so we can see the bidding price?

Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:34 PM
The article says it starts at 6pm today, I would check back then.
Thursday, October 14, 2004 2:36 PM
now that is an intriguing idea to have your name on a tombstone... when your still alive and walking the earth...will they put your birth date and kill you as of a date to be named?

Thursday, October 14, 2004 7:33 PM
HERE is the actual auction going on at Ebay right now! it started today at $750 and it is already up to $5600 with 20 bids!
Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:08 PM
As of now, (about 11:00 PM Eastern) the bids are up to 34 at a rate of $16,100. Man, some people just don't know what do do with their cash. I'd buy a car! ;)

^Spoken like a true 17 year old.

Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:21 PM
Can you nominate someone else?
Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:27 PM
I would hope that with that $16,100 (as of now) that the Disney corporation would also give you and a family member a lifetime pass to the park chain. That is totally amazing and cool though. I guess if I had thousands of dollars just laying around I would do it as well.
Friday, October 15, 2004 12:39 AM
Man that is just so wrong....why can't I be rich and have money? Oh wait, because I'm a college graduate student and I'm in debt! I knew there was a reason, just couldn't remember why I did not have money. ;)

Yeah, for all we call Mizzou :(

PS: Just thought of something (and it shows how much of a Disneynerd I am), if they add one more ghost does that bring the number up from 999 happy haunts to 1000? That just kind of ruins it doesn't it. Also is the house full now? As there was room for "one more" not "several more". ;) OK I'll stop now.

*** Edited 10/15/2004 4:44:52 AM UTC by Swoosh***

Friday, October 15, 2004 9:08 AM
Maybe they're building an addition. ;)
Friday, October 15, 2004 2:39 PM
Also all the Disney trivia games that I have where it asks how many ghosts reside in the Haunted Mansion will have to be updated. The only sollution to the problem is to kick a ghost out.

Also as of now the bidding is up to $18,300.00! Any predictions as to what this will reach? I think $25,000 is quite possible. What do the rest of you think? *** Edited 10/15/2004 6:41:01 PM UTC by Trick Track***

Friday, October 15, 2004 3:02 PM
Being as it's up to 24,600 as I type this with still more than 6 days to go - I'd say it's going WELL over $25,000.
Friday, October 15, 2004 3:33 PM
I'll bet $72,300. I may be a bit high, but some people really do amaze me with their money-blowing capabilities.
Friday, October 15, 2004 3:50 PM
Seeing that it is that high and with 6 days left (did not pay attention to how long is left) I would go out on a limb and say about $90,000. I as well may be high but the "True Disney Nuts" will do anything to get this!
Friday, October 15, 2004 7:57 PM
Do you think when the lucky person really dies they can put on their tombstone "as featured on another tombstone at Disney's Haunted Mansion"?

I'm also wondering how prominent this tombstone will be, or if it will just get mixed in with all the others. Like anyone else would have a clue which one it is.

Sunday, October 17, 2004 6:30 AM
I was just on Disney's site, and, sure enough, they are upping the number to 1000. Its officially called the 1000th Ghost Experience.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 11:53 PM
I wonder if they will update the audio as well that is played in the Mansion as it will be "out dated" now. :)

Grim Grining Ghosts Come Out To Socialize!!!

Monday, October 18, 2004 1:52 AM

Trick Track said:
I would hope that with that $16,100 (as of now) that the Disney corporation would also give you and a family member a lifetime pass to the park chain.

The proceeds are going to charity (Boys & Girls Club) so it's not as if Disney will be pocketing anything more than than the warm goodwill fuzzies.

But something tells me that if someone can afford the $53,425 to buy the tombstone (my stab at a final price -- $35k right now) that they have no problem paying annual pass prices or getting into Club 33.

Monday, October 18, 2004 2:32 AM
from the Ebay page: "In the event the tombstone is permanently removed on or prior to the tenth anniversary of its installation, the winner's only right or remedy shall be to receive a refund of the auction price."

So if for some reason, the tombstone is removed before it's been in there for TEN years...then you get a refund on the bid? Nice! When I first read it, I thought "they're only keeping it in there for 10 years?" But after re-reading it, my mind is straightened/rightened.


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