New Haunted Mansion-inspired Halloween show premiering on Disney+ October 8

Beware of hitchhiking jokes! The release date for Muppets Haunted Mansion was just announced!

Calling all Muppets fans! Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the whole gang are back and starring in their very first Halloween-themed special!

The Muppets are gearing up for their new Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+. You can stream it beginning October 8!

Gonzo has been challenged to spend one night in the famous Haunted Mansion, and there’s no way he’s turning down a challenge.

The all-new Halloween special, which stars Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn, and all the Muppets gang, was first announced earlier this year in May. According to What’s On Disney Plus, the new special features Gonzo in a role like no other he’s played before:

“In this new series,  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.”

The special will also feature lots of Disney Easter eggs, 3 all-new songs, including “Rest in Peace,” “Life Hereafter,” and “Tie the Know Tango,” celebrity cameos, and of course, lots of Muppet mayhem, including Fozzie as one of the Hitchhiking Ghosts?

And Kermit and Miss Piggy in their Halloween costumes–dressed as each other?

More Halloween fun is coming to Disney+ this month and next month, as Disney ramps up for the spookiest season of the year! Be sure to watch Muppets Haunted Mansion beginning on October 8.


And don’t forget to check out the platform’s newest Halloween addition called Hallowstream! You can find the Hallowstream line-up of spooky shows and mysterious movies here, or find it online also at the What’s On Disney Plus? website.


About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!