I’m not a news service, but as I learn stuff, I post it. Right now, there are several Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary merchandise events planned for Disneyland in 2009. There’s a June pin event, an August cocktail event and product signing with Shag, and a September “Wedding”-themed merch event.
Plan your involvement soon; the September anniversary event begins registering on January 20. It appears to borrow the general format (and pricing philosophy, puke) of the old Haunted Mansion Holiday dinner weekends (snooze) and plays to the new Constance/black widow bride angle (snooze-puke-choke). It falls on 9/9, a month after the actual anniversary, and on a thursday freaking night to boot. Boo.
The Josh Agle cocktail events occur on the real 40th anniversary weekend.
More information at DisneyGallery.com.