Star Wars Makes Its Way Into the Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion queue at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Copyright Disney

Haunted Mansion queue at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  Copyright:  Disney

With the impending release later this year of  Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney and Star Wars fans alike are anticipating some additional permanent integration of the Star Wars characters and story lines into the existing Disney parks.

One of the persistent rumors  has been the introduction of Star Wars characters into various existing park attractions, even classic ones, similar to the way Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow was woven into the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

While there has been wild speculation, we have finally received our first confirmation.  It was quietly released, late last week,  that in the run-up to the movie premiere, producers of the film seek to alleviate any concerns fans might have about a not so popular character from Episodes 1 through 3 and the Clone Wars appearing in Episode 7, despite the passage of time.

This fall, in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, a new tombstone will be added to the cemetery in the queue line for the Haunted Mansion. The tombstone will simply read:

Here below lies Jar Jar Binks
The worst character ever, me so thinks!

This story originally appeared in Episode 4 of  the satirical Disney News podcast, “Guest Room” on the Ears News Network (

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