New York is a state found in the United States of America. It is where the Haunted Mansion is located in the Walt Disney World variant of the attraction and holds connections to other elements of the Haunted Mansion/Disney Parks mythos.
Walt Disney World
Gracey Manor in the Magic Kingdom is set in Upstate New York along the Hudson River. The intentionality of this setting was to channel American ghost-stories such as the Legend of Sleepy Hollow which itself is set in the Hudson River Valley in the semi-fictional village of Sleepy Hollow (Tarrytown in real life, located in the Westchester County).
The gift-shop Memento Mori is located in this same setting, having been the home of Madame Leota during her corruptible, mortal state back in the 17th century. There are also several allusions to Sleepy Hollow throughout Liberty Square, the area of the Magic Kingdom where the Haunted Mansion is located.
The Terror of Tower of Tokyo Disneyland is themed around the fictional Hotel Hightower, located within New York City. The late-owner of the hotel, Harrison Hightower III is also heavily implied to be a relative of Constance Hatchaway's 5th husband, George Hightower. The Tower of Terror's, area The American Waterfront is also themed around 1920s New York City and New England.
Other Notable Appearances
- As previously mentioned, New York is the setting for Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and its adaptations. It is also host to other ghost stories by Irving such as A Chronicle of Wolfhert's Roost (also set in Sleepy Hollow), Dolph Heyligger, and Guests on Gibbet Island.
- New York hosted in the 1964 New York World's Fair which held the premier of the Carousel of Progress, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, It's a Small World, and other technological/artistic developments which would be incorporated into Disney history.
- Amicus Arcane mentioned having met Abraham Lincoln in Tales from the Haunted Mansion: Volume I: The Fearsome Foursome.
- In the book The Pilgrims of Rayne (2006) by D.J. McHale, there is the Manhattan Tower Hotel which is the supposed sister-hotel to the Hollywood Tower Hotel, the setting of Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris (and formerly Disneyland)'s incarnations of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The books author having been the writer and director for the 1997 direct-to-DVD adaptation of the ride who stated that both the hotels were founded by the same man.
- Considering this a spin-off book which was was made for the film adaptation of the ride, it is at most a semi-official introduction to the ride's lore.