Neil Patrick Harris and his family love Halloween so much, it’s (almost) scary.
Each year the “Series of Unfortunate Events” star, his husband David Burtka and their kids love to show off their spooky and spectacular side for family, friends, and their fans. Their costume collections have included “Peter Pan” (2011), “The Wizard of Oz” (2012), “Alice in Wonderland” (2013), “Batman” (2014), “Star Wars” (2015), Classic Hollywood (2016) and Carnies just last year!
Well, this year, NPH and company decided to go next level for their family costume creations by adding in a major dose of Disney magic. Harris, Burtka, and their kids are diehard Disney fans, and seem to especially love visiting Disneyland and Walt Disney World (though, who doesn’t?!). So, it only seems (super)natural that the whole family would re-create characters from one of their favorite attractions: the Haunted Mansion!
Say hello to the iconic hitchhiking ghosts from Disney’s Haunted Mansion!
Gah! The Disney nerd in me is totally freaking out over this family and their Halloween game!
These not-so-scary spirits make an appearance at the end of this Disney ride, where the notorious “ghost host” warns riders to “beware of hitchhiking ghosts” who may follow them home.
Harris and Burtka’s daughter, Harper, as the creepy bride is just perfect! This ghostly, deadly wife is part of the Haunted Mansion attraction, as well. She makes a series of ghostly appearances throughout the ride with a variety of husbands, who all seem to meet an untimely end. Honestly, that is the scariest part of the whole Haunted Mansion, if you ask me!
Harris’ love for the Haunted Mansion seems to know few limits. Back in 2016, he bought one of the original stretching portraits from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion at a memorabilia auction for $172,500!
“I love stuff from the Haunted Mansion,” Harris told James Corden during an appearance on “The Late Late Show” in April 2018. “The Haunted Mansion in Disney is, like, my favorite thing ever. It just fits into my Scooby-Doo/murder mystery wheelhouse. And so I try and acquire as many things that are from the actual Haunted Mansion as possible.”