Muppets Haunted Mansion - Disney+ Review

Muppets Haunted Mansion - Image from Disney+

Welcome Foolish Mortals!  Any visitor to Disney Parks knows that one of the most popular and classic rides around is the infamous Haunted Mansion.  So it should be no surprise that Disney+ paired up the famed ride with those lovable stars, The Muppets.  Muppets Haunted Mansion released October 8, 2021 - just in time for the spooktacular Halloween season.  

Muppets Haunted Mansion Review

Muppets Haunted Mansion - Image from Disney+

The concept of Muppets Haunted Mansion is simple enough - Gonzo the Great has accepted an invitation to spend Halloween night at the Haunted Mansion.  When he and Pepe arrive, they quickly learn that this really isn't a party as promised - but a true Haunted Mansion with a challenge to survive the night.  Cameos are everywhere in this special including Yvette Nicole Brown, Alfonso Ribeiro, John Stamos, and Ed Asner.  Your "ghost host" for the evening is none other than Will Arnett.  

Looking for more Muppets on Disney+?  Check out my review of Muppets Now.

Muppets Haunted Mansion - Image from Disney+

If you love The Haunted Mansion attraction, you will love this tribute to the ride.  Famous lines from the attraction are woven into the script, such as "Welcome Foolish Muppets" and "Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it just your imagination?" to name a few.  Miss Piggy turns heads (haha - get what I did there??) as Madame Leota chanting her famous lines from the ride.  The costuming, music, stretching room, wall paper, and scenes are taken straight out of the attraction too.  It's like stepping onto the ride with those crazy Muppets.

Just like the ride, the special is definitely more funny than spooky so feel free to watch it with even the youngest viewers in your family - although some of the puns may be lost on them.  I don't know what Disney+ has planned, but I have to say that I'm here for any Muppets specials they'd like to make in the future showcasing more Disney Parks fun.

About Muppets Haunted Mansion (From Disney+)

The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.

Inpired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the "Muppets Haunted Mansion" includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and "Muppet-ized" sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.

This marks the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special and features three new original songs, "Rest In Peace," "Life Hereafter" and "Tie The Knot Tango", a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.

Bill Barretta, Andrew Williams, David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter serve as Executive Producers and Kirk R. Thatcher is Director.

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