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SAG-AFTRA Strike Results in NO Celebrities at ‘Haunted Mansion’ Premiere

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This certainly wasn’t what Disney was hoping for.

The highly anticipated premiere for the new Haunted Mansion remake has Disney fans buzzing with excitement. The iconic Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have been staple attractions for decades, and now this story is getting a modern twist on the big screen.

The original Haunted Mansion movie, released in 2003, starred Eddie Murphy and has a passionate fanbase to this day. This new remake promises to retain the charm of the original while offering a new, spookier take on the take. All of this is made possible by the film’s all-star cast and a talented team behind the scenes.

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‘Haunted Mansion’ Prepares for Premier

One of the most exciting aspects of the Haunted Mansion remake is the cast. Prominent actors such as Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, Justin Simien, Jared Leto, and Tiffany Haddish are set to bring their talent and star power to the film. This impressive lineup promises a captivating and memorable viewing experience.

This powerful group is also a big draw for fans to come to see the film. It’s fair to say that Disney is depending on this team to considerably help promote the film. However, with the recent SAG-AFTRA strike going into effect, that will not happen.

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Disneyland Premier Becomes A “Fan Event”

Tonight, Disneyland Resort was planning on hosting the world premiere of Haunted Mansion. While the premier will go on as planned, the red carpet will be looking quite empty. Instead of being packed with A-List stars, the event will not be a fan event.

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It is wild to realize just how much is going to change while this actors union strike is happening. No actors that are a part of SAG AFTRA will be able to promote their films. Red Carpet events will be a thing of the past until this strike is resolved.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.