Room for a Thousand is a comic story written & drawn by Eric Jones. It features the Ghost Host, Edgar the Raven, Constance Hatchaway, George Hightower, the Floating Candelabra, Purply Shroud, the Clock Claw, Madame Leota, the Hatbox Ghost, the Beating Heart Bride, the Shadow Pianist, the Beheaded Knight, Gus, the Executioner, Harriet, Horace the Caretaker, the Knight of the Living Dead, King Tut, and the Phantom. “Theobald” makes his debut.
A new ghost has come at the Haunted Mansion, hoping to become its #1000 happy haunt. Frightened and bashful, the strange little man makes his way through the labyrinthine house, slowly gaining in confidence…
- The story plays out as a tour of the Haunted Mansion in the same order and with the same main set-pieces as the The Haunted Mansion (1969) ride itself. Its greatest departure from the ride is placing the Hatbox Ghost in the Ballroom.
- Two short-lived walkaround characters from the Park make cameos in the final scene, the notorious Knight of the Living Dead and what appears to be the much more obscure Phantom (unrelated to the Phantom Manor character of the same name).
- The Attic scene is a blend of the two American versions of the Mansion: the Beating Heart Bride is in her “Spinster Bride” form as seen in the Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion from 1996 to 2006, whereas the Shadow Pianist is present, as he had been in the Disneyland Mansion since 1995.
Behind the scenes
This story only ever published in October of 2005 in SLG's The Haunted Mansion #1.
|Comics & prose based on The Haunted Mansion|