The Muppets do a Haunted Mansion Halloween Special? Yes, Please!

We’re a firm believer that adding The Muppets to just about anything will make it better. Of course, the proof is in the pudding, so we were excited to watch the trailer for the upcoming “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween special coming to Disney+ on October 8.

The show will feature The Great Gonzo and his ratty pal Rizzo as they attempt to take on one of the greatest challenges of Gonzo’s life, spending a night inside Walt Disney’s classic attraction – The Haunted Mansion.

Watch the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween special trailer here:

Drawing inspiration from all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, “Muppets Haunted Mansion” has sprinkled hidden easter eggs for Disney fans throughout the show. They also “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.

The show will feature three new original songs, “Rest In Peace,” “Life Hereafter” and “Tie The Knot Tango.” As you might expect with a Muppets special, some of your favorite Muppets will make an appearance and there will be celebrity cameos too. Special guests include Will Arnett (as The Ghost Host), Yvette Nicole Brown (as The Hearse Driver), Darren Criss (as The Caretaker), and Taraji P. Henson (as The Bride).

Taraji P. Henson

“Muppets Haunted Mansion” will also feature special appearances from Chrissy Metz (as Harriet), Alfonso Ribeiro (as Fred), Edward Asner (as Claude), Jeannie Mai (as Maude), Danny Trejo (as Huet), Sasheer Zamata (as Mary), Craig Robinson (as Bust), Skai Jackson (as Bust), Pat Sajak (as Bust), Geoff Keighley (as Bust), Justina Machado (as Bust), John Stamos (as Himself) and Kim Irvine (as Haunted Mansion Maid).

Darren Criss

If you’re wondering why the Muppets haven’t done a Halloween special before, so are we. Expect spooky fun for families to enjoy together.