Time FrameOctober 1, 2014
The Yankee Trader gift shop will to be converted to a Haunted Mansion themed gift shop inspired by Madame Leota. The location would likely be where guests can purchase on ride photos as well. The new name for the shop is expected to be Memento Mori
In order to make this change, the shop is expected to be closed from July 28 - September 30, 2014.
October 6, 2014: The Disney Parks Blog announced the official opening of the shop.
September 12, 2014: StitchKingdom.com has reported that Disney has filed a Notice of Commencement for a new shop called Memento Mori. It is expected that this will be the new name of the Haunted Mansion shop that is replacing Yankee Trader.
September 2, 2014: The Disney Parks Blog showed more merchandise coming to the yet to be named shop. They also indicated that the shop would be themed to Madame Leota.
August 9, 2014: WDWMagic.com is reporting that the refurbishment has been extended through December 31, 2014. WDWMagic.com also reported that The Haunted Mansion attraction will be closed for refurbishment from December 1-19th, re-opening December 20th. It is expected that this is related to the installation of an on-ride photo that will be made available when the Yankee Trader re-opens.
July 28, 2014: The Disney Parks Blog confirmed that the Yankee Trader shop had it's last day of operation on July 27th and it is currently closed to be converted into a Haunted Mansion themed gift shop.
July 22, 2014: WDWMagic.com is reporting that the dates of the refurbishment have changed from July 28 - through September 30, 2014.
June 10, 2014: WDWMagic.com is reporting that The Yankee Trader will close for refurbishment from July 7 - September 30, 2014. It is expected that the conversion to a Haunted Mansion gift shop will occur during this refurbishment. It is also expected that on ride photos will be available after the change.
December 26, 2013: WDWMagic.com user TheVisionarySoul has reported that the Yankee Trader is expected to be converted to a Haunted Mansion Merchandise Location