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Disney Drops Trailer for 'Muppets Haunted Mansion'

September 23, 2021, 2:21 PM · Disney is sharing a first look at its Muppets and Haunted Mansion mash-up that's coming to Disney Plus next month.

"Muppets Haunted Mansion" debuts on the streaming service October 8. The Halloween special sends Gonzo to spend a night in the Haunted Mansion, with everything going as delightfully wrong as you might imagine. Here's the trailer:

The special will feature guest stars and three new songs: "Rest In Peace," "Life Hereafter" and "Tie The Knot Tango." Disney is hyping the special in its theme parks, with a photo op in the Magic Key lounge in Disneyland's Tomorrowland and an exhibit coming to the Main Street Opera House starting October 8.

At the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, PizzeRizzo at Disney's Hollywood Studios is serving eclairs topped with one of four Muppet-themed stretch room portraits. On October 1, the nearby Muppet*Vision 3D will begin showing "Muppets Haunted Mansion" content in its preshow area. And starting October 8, Disney will add a "Magic Shot" photo opportunity with Disney PhotoPass outside the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion, in which Miss Piggy will take over for Madame Leota.

Before anyone runs to the comments to complain, note that's just a photo op outside the ride and not a change inside the attraction. Though if the special becomes a hit, would fans want to see Disney greenlight a Muppets Halloween overlay for the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion? Or a replacement for Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland?

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Replies (6)

September 23, 2021 at 4:27 PM

Hell yes I’d love to see a muppets overlay at WDW’s haunted mansion!! It would literally combine 2 of my favorite things ever. Plus, since we don’t get the “Nightmare Before Christmas” overlay here it would give us something unique to call our own. The Muppets have already made their presence felt in Liberty Square. This would be a natural extension of that. I can only imagine a Pepè the Prawn replacing the “Mini Leota” at ride’s end. The possibilities for this are endless.

September 23, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Yes, I'd love to see that overlay, but more than that- I hope Disney does the Muppets right this time. The Disney era Muppets projects have been either mixed or awful in my opinion (and I'm a lifelong fan). I think this could open a fun franchise hopping set of films, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room, and other classics. Hopefully the reignited interest will push Disney to update MuppetVision or give them their own (long overdue) attraction.

September 23, 2021 at 7:21 PM

Anybody know why Steve Whitmire stopped voicing Kermit? Whoever has been voicing him, in Disney’s recent Muppet projects, is just not very good, in my opinion. Obviously there’s only one Jim Henson, but Whitmire was pretty spot on, in the role.

September 23, 2021 at 9:10 PM

80sMan, Whitemire was dismissed by Muppets Studio following years of diva-like behavior and on-set conflicts.

September 25, 2021 at 4:48 AM

I hope Disney for once capture the essence of The Muppets but my hopes are very, very low.

September 25, 2021 at 2:37 PM

I do love the “Haunted Mansion Holiday” at Disneyland. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great addition. The Muppets would be nice too. But, it would be hard to see Jack and the rest go. I could see it more in Disney World.

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