‘Welcome, foolish Muppets’: Official trailer for ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ just dropped, and we’re more excited than ever

The official trailer for the Muppets’ very first Halloween-themed special just dropped, and we can’t wait to see the Muppets, the cameos and the 999 happy haunts–all rolled into one!

Take a look!

Gonzo the Great, who’s never turned down a challenge, and his sidekick, Pepe the Shrimp. . . oops, we mean Pepe the King Prawn, must face a challenge of a completely different kind.

How hard could it be?

All they have to do is spend one night in the Haunted Mansion. Will he be able to stay all night long, or will the grim grinning ghosts get the best of him?

Starring alongside the Muppets gang in the all-new special are some of Hollywood’s most popular celebrities. Will Arnett plays the Ghost Host, and Yvette Nicole Brown is the Hearse Driver. Darren Criss plays the role of the Caretaker, and Taraji P. Henson is the Bride. (You know, the creepy one. In the attic. With the hatchet.)

As with all Muppets films, there will be a plethora of celebrity cameos, including the late Ed AsnerWheel of Fortune‘s very own Pat Sajak, John Stamos, and even a very special appearance by Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine, whose mother, Leota Toombs’s likeness resides in the crystal ball inside the Haunted Mansion attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The Muppets have a long history of silliness, hijinks, shenanigans and tomfoolery that are really cheesy and super corny, but somehow keep us coming back for more.

Muppets Haunted Mansion promises to deliver more of the same, with a spooky storyline and tainted twists inspired by the Haunted Mansion attractions at Disney Parks. We see hints and nods to the famed attraction in the new trailer: the Portrait Chamber, aka the “Stretching Room,” Madame “Pigota” in the crystal ball where Leota usually resides, the Ballroom scene and more.

You can stream the new special on Disney+, beginning October 8, if you dare!



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!