This fall, prepare to experience the most hilarious and harrowing Halloween ever, Muppets Haunted Mansion,” says Gonzo in a video sharing the news. The clip itself doesn’t give any sneak peeks at the Muppets inside the attraction, leaving plenty of suspense. There’s also no exact release date set yet, but it doesn’t mean that we are not getting excited to see what eerie adventures Gonzo and Pepe find themselves in.
If you are like me and have grown up with the Muppets, there have been plenty of holiday and Christmas specials they have hosted, from The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Christmas Toy and even before I was born The Great Santa Claus Switch (just shows you that quality content stands the test of time!).
But now, the Muppets are taking on the spookiest of specials with Muppets Haunted Mansion. Today, Disney+ announced a Muppets special where Gonzo and Pepe head to the Haunted Mansion, the home to 999 happy haunts that’s been operating in various Disney Parks since 1969. A press release says the special will feature “a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, [and] all-new music.”
Let’s hear directly from Gonzo and Pep as they give us an idea of what may be coming!
It’s been more than 30 years since the Muppets’ last high-profile visit to a Disney theme park, 1990’s The Muppets At Walt Disney World, though they didn’t make it to the Magic Kingdom’s version of the Haunted Mansion during that trip. (It all worked out okay: They missed out on the Stretching Room, but they got their very own 3-D movie attraction out of the deal.) Disney did make a different Haunted Mansion-set special in the 1990s: Happy Haunting Party At Disneyland, which beckoned kids to “Hurry baaaaaack… hurry baaaaaaack” as part of the Disney Sing Along Songs home-video series.
I know that I am super stoked about his Halloween special and it shows that Disney is really looking to bring some spooktacular fun and new experiences to the parks and beyond this holiday season.
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