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Gaius Julius Caesar was a historic Roman general and statesman.

History[]

Disney version[]

Following his death at the ides of march, Caesar became a ghost known by the moniker of, "Great Caesar's Ghost". At some point in the 19th or 20th century, Caesar would move to the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana (likely through its Ghost Relations Department) and became one of its 999 resident spirits.

Appearances and allusions[]

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad[]

Society of Explorers and Adventurers president Jason Chandler used the expression, "Great Caesar's Ghost" when writing to Barnabas T. Bullion of the Big Thunder Mining Company. It should be noted that this same letter also references the Haunted Mansion's Museum of the Weird, implying some awareness of obscure Haunted Mansion entities were in mind while writing the detail.

Great Caesar's Ghost in the Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion[]

Great Caesar's Ghost appears in the ballroom of the Haunted Mansion, sitting at the head of a dining table. Here, Caesar sits across from a lady ghost blowing out candles on a birthday cake.

Skipper Canteen[]

In the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen is a book titled, "Droolius Caesar" by one Shake-Speare.[1] This book is a Jungle Cruise themed parody of William Shakespeare's history play Julius Caesar.

Trivia[]

  • The term, "Great Caesar's Ghost" was popularized by DC Comics' Superman comics where it was frequently used by the editor character Perry White. In one 1954 issue, a depiction of Caesar's ghost resembling that in Marc Davis' concept-artwork for the attraction appeared.[2]
  • Great Caesar's Ghost was featured in early development for the Haunted Mansion where he would have attended a doomed ghostly wedding.

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