Welcome Foolish Muppets!
The ghouls at GateCrashers have been dying to review the Muppets Haunted Mansion. Thankfully, Madame Leota gave us a peek into the future in anticipation of the October 8th premiere on Disney+. Don’t fret dear mortals, hop in our doom buggy, as this ride is spoiler-free.
It has been some time since we last visited our Muppet friends, but tonight we find them on all Hallows eve getting ready to Party. Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn (don’t forget it!) find themselves invited to a different social gathering, with guests of an ethereal nature. A limo ride with their chauffeur, the always lovely Yvette Nicole Brown, and we find this fateful duo at the gate of The Haunted Mansion. A quick trek through the graveyard lands them in front of someone who is far too handsome to be digging graves; the devilishly charming Darren Criss. A graveyard jamboree ensues, and our fearless pair find themselves at the front door meeting their host, their ghost host. As is true for the rides found across Disney properties, from the entrance to exit, there are fun frights for the whole family.
The 999 happy haunts would have our heads if we gave away too much, but just know the celebrity cameos, grave-inducing puns, and typical Muppet mayhem are in frightful form for this 50-minute Halloween special. Viewers might ask if all of their favorites return for a night at the mansion, and these reviewers recommend you keep a keen eye on every dark corner and long hallway on your screen. Whether you’re someone who knows all the lyrics to “Grim Grinning Ghosts” or you’ve toured with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, there is something for everyone in this musical romp guaranteed to be an October yearly re-watch.
If you are looking for more treats than tricks this month, catch the Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+ Friday October 8th, as we’re sure you’ll hurry back for a repeat viewing!