- 1 Background
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Hong Kong Disneyland
- 2.2 Disneyland
- 2.3 Walt Disney World
- 2.4 Tokyo DisneySea
- 3 Other Appearances
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Gallery
A member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Henry Mystic was a very well-travelled globetrotter. While on an expedition in Papua New Guinea, he came across a young monkey trapped in the web of a giant spider. After rescuing him, he adopted the monkey as his pet, naming him Albert after a beloved uncle. Ever since, the two have travelled together and discovered many artifacts and treasures around the world. Mystic would also build a new home and adventure base in the New Guinea jungle, which he would call Mystic Point. His house, known as Mystic Manor, would open its doors to the public as a museum in 1896.
To help manage his 7000 artifact collection, he has also enlisted the help of his grandnephew James among others. In 1909, Mystic and Albert acquired a mysterious enchanted music box while traveling in Bali said to bring inanimate objects to life when opened. Though he did not see what had occurred, Albert's opening of the music box nearly threw his collection in disarray, though the chaos that ensued was undone upon the box being closed.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lord Henry Mystic is the owner of Mystic Manor, the setting and namesake of this attraction. The items within all belong to him and his voice can be heard during the pre-show. While appearing in a variety of portraits, his only physical appearance is at the beginning and end of the ride in the cataloguing room.
Notes from Lord Mystic can be found around this restaurant explaining the origins of different relics he put on display in the setting.
"The Daily Gnus" newsletter for the Adventure Trading Company game at Disneyland mentioned Lord Henry Mystic as a noted recipient of the Elephant Juju, given for demonstrating one's tracking skills, for "assembling the largest collection of lost goods of the last century". Mystic's name also appeared first on a list of adventurers that ran the Trading Company.
Lord Henry is one of the S.E.A. members that has contributed to the Tropical Hideaway's display of expedition paddles and oars, with Henry's paddle coming from an 1874 expedition on the Ganges River in India.
One of his S.E.A. membership fezes can be found in the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen restaurant, as well as books written by him. Titles include "A Manor of Fact", "Primates as Shipmates", and "Treasures of the Manor".
A portrait of Lord Mystic attending the SEA indoctrination of Camellia Falco in 1851 can be found in the queue for this attraction.
Henry Mystic is briefly mentioned in the third Tales from the Haunted Mansion book as a collecting rival of Colonel Tusk, though the story's vaguely contemporary setting makes this anachronistic.
- Henry Mystic and Albert were originally to be depicted in a more realistic fashion, keeping with Tokyo DisneySea's Tower of Terror. However, in an effort to make the attraction more appealing to families, the two characters were rendered in more of an animated style.