The Pet Cemetery was first installed at the New Orleans Square Mansion in 1996 to the side of the Haunted Mansion although over the years many of the graves have been moved to the front of the Mansion closer to the queue. The epitaphs were written by imagineer Chris Goosman and the area was designed by imagineer Kim Irvine.
The Pets: Edit
- Fifi the poodle.
- Big Jake the dog who's epitaph reads,"Here lies my good dog Jake chasing a toad down a well was his one mistake".
- Miss Kitty the cat who's epitaph reads,"In memoriam Miss Kitty after losing eight lives you still had no fear, you caught a snake in your ninth and that's why your here".
- Bully the frog who's epitaph reads, "You didn't drink, you didn't smoke, I just cant figure out what made you croak". The statue of Bully also features a hole in the mouth where cast members claim they sometimes find cigarettes left by guests.
- Stripey the skunk,"In loving memory of our pet Stripey, you may be departed but your scent will linger on".
- Old Flybait the frog,"He croaked. August 9th, 1869". His date of death is a referance to when the Mansion first opened.
- Rosie the pig,"She was a poor little pig but she bought the farm. 1849".
- A cat with no epitaph which is surrounded by the small tombs of five birds.
- A pet rat ,"In memory of my Rat whom I loved, now he resides in realms above"
- Long Legged Jeb the spider, "Got tangled up in his very own web"
- An unnamed fish who's date of death was October 10th, 1867.
- A pet snake who's epitaph reads, "Here lies my snake whose fatal mistake was frightening the gardener who carried a rake".
- An Eagle who died July 11th, 1864.
- A rabbit.
- A pedestal with no statue nor epitaph
- A squirrel who's tomb resides underneath the shade of a tree.
- A monkey dressed in clothes holding two cymbals similar to the classic toy.
- Freddie the bat who died in 1847, the epitaph is written upside down and says, "We'll miss you".
- Buddy the dog, "Our friend to the end".
- Lilac the Skunk who died in 1847,"Long on curiosity short on common scents".
- Penny the elephant,"Where Pachyderms reside with worms within a tomb most elegant. You'll find long gone our mastodon Beloved Penny, the elephant.". Above the tomb is the statue of a mouse which presumably scared Penny to death due to the myth that elephants are terrified of mice. Penny's tomb is in reality a cleverly disguised exhaust chimney for the Disneyland railroad.
Haunted Mansion Holiday Edit
During the Haunted Mansion Holiday seasonal overlay the pet cemetery is decorated with ribbons on the tombs and the grave of Sparky from the Tim Burton's Frankenweenie is added to the cemetery.
The Liberty Square mansion has a much smaller pet cemetery found on a hillside in the queue. Unlike the Disneyland Pet Cemetery the epitaphs on these tombs are written in old copper making it much more difficiult to read the epitaphs.
The Pets: Edit
- Waddle the duck who died in 1928, "Little Waddle saw the truck but little Waddle didn't duck".
- J. Thaddeus Toad. Mr.Toad is the beloved protagonist of the story the Wind in the Willows and one of the stars in Disney's Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Toad was given his own attraction in both Disneyland and Disneyworld called Mr.Toad's Wild Ride, eventually the Disneyworld version of the ride was replaced by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Mr Toad's grave was put up in the Haunted Mansion as tribute. There is a popular rumour that the obscured tomb's epitaph reads,"Here lies Toad, it's sad but true. He wasn't as marketable as Winnie the Pooh".
- A Snake.
- A Dog named Rover
- A Poodle.
- A Cat whose epitaph has 9 different dates of death as opposed to 1 based on the myth that cat's have nine lives.
- A Bird.
- A Monkey.