With summer on the horizon, you might not be thinking about Halloween already. But we are! In fairness, we’re always thinking about Halloween. However, we’re not the only ones. Disney is already looking ahead to the spookiest time of the year too. The Mouse House has announced that it will send The Muppets‘ Gonzo to one their most famous attractions in the new Disney+ Halloween special Muppets Haunted Mansion.
This fall, the Muppets will head to Disney+ for an evening of fright and fear. A new original special will combine Jim Henson’s beloved characters with one of Disney’s most popular and iconic rides. The Halloween extravaganza will feature “a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, all-new music and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.”
Early May might seem like a weird time for Disney to announce a spooky special. In fact, it’s part of the company’s “Halfway to Halloween” celebration. Based on the special’s first introductory promo, which stars Gonzo and Pepe the Prawn King, we’re expecting a lot more laughs than screams of terror. Gonzo already knows how to conjure dramatic lighting and thunder. But poor Pepe hasn’t quite figured it out just yet. (Not from a lack of trying.) However, it’s Gonzo who should be scared about what awaits him. This is the official synopsis from Disney+.
“Muppets Haunted Mansion takes place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth…The Haunted Mansion.”
If you’re already imagining which Muppets might be seen on the Haunted Mansion’s stretch paintings, you’re doing it right. We can already picture Statler and Waldorf sitting on poor Sam the Eagle’s shoulders as they all sink into quicksand.
Muppets Haunted Mansion debuts this fall on Disney+. And just like with Halloween, we’re already looking forward to it.