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Ghost Host
Background information
Feature films The Haunted Mansion
Television programs
Video games Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Park attractions Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Happy HalloWishes
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Paul Frees
Pete Renaday
Corey Burton (2001 - present)
Joe Leahy (safety spiels)
Fabio Rodriguez (Spanish safety spiels)
Teichiro Hori (Japanese)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Ghostly, mysterious, invisible, sarcastic, slightly mischievious yet gracious host
Appearance
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Tour guide of the Haunted Mansion
Alignment
Alignment
Affiliation
Affiliations
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Home
Relatives
Pets
Allies Madame Leota, The Hitchhiking Ghosts
Minions
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Fate
Quote "Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion. I am your host... your Ghost Host."

The Ghost Host is the narrator of the Haunted Mansion attractions. Contrary to popular belief and some adaptations, he is not intended to be Master Gracey.

Portrayal

At Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, the Ghost Host is voiced by Paul Frees. Corey Burton provided the voice for Disneyland's seasonal Haunted Mansion Holiday and for most of his other later appearances. At Tokyo Disneyland, he is voiced by Teichiro Hori. On the 1970 record album Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion, he was voiced by Pete Renaday, who was also an early choice for the role.

At Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris, the Ghost Host's role is played by a character called The Phantom, who was voiced by Vincent Price in English, but due to legal complications with the French government requiring that the audio be in mostly French, Price's voice was eventually replaced by that of Gerard Chevalier.

Appearances

The Haunted Mansion

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The Ghost Host's Hanging Corpse

The Ghost Host is a disembodied voice and is never seen. In the Stretch Room, the Ghost Host torments guests by challenging them to find a way out of the room, which has "no windows and no doors." He then suggests, "Of course, there's always my way." The room immediately falls dark and lightning strikes above, revealing his corpse hanging from the ceiling, implying he resorted to suicide. Despite common fan belief and adaptations, the Ghost Host is not Master Gracey, but instead is the "hanged man" depicted in a portrait in the Corridor of Doors.

The shadow playing piano in the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo versions of the attraction is said to be the Ghost Host himself at the keys.

The Haunted Mansion (2003 film)

The Ghost Host, voiced by Corey Burton, provides the opening "Welcome Foolish Mortals" line. The film's Master Gracey is the man hanging in the Stretch Room, following the usual fan interpretations of the character.

The Haunted Mansion (comic book)

Like the film, the Ghost Host and Master Gracey are the same characters, with his physical form confined to the Stretch Room. When the Mansion hits 1000 ghosts and is trapped in an alternate dimension, the corpse falls to the floor proper and finally manifests as a ghostly version of Gracey.

Kinect Disneyland Adventures

The Ghost Host serves as the player's guide in the Haunted Mansion mini-game.

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