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Muppets Haunted Mansion: How and when to watch this Halloween treat

Check into the Haunted Mansion, where the famous Muppets spend a spine-chilling night this Halloween season.

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Check into Disney's Haunted Mansion with the Muppets.


Every Disney nerd's dream is to spend more time in the Haunted Mansion, and this week that wish comes true with a spectacular Muppet twist. New Disney Plus film Muppets Haunted Mansion is exactly what it sounds like: a retelling of Disney's theme park ride (and spinoff movie) but with antics courtesy of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Swedish Chef and the gang. 

Here's everything you need to know about where, when and how to watch this silly, spooky film.

How do you watch Muppets Haunted Mansion?

If you have a Disney Plus account, you're in luck. Muppets Haunted Mansion won't have a theatrical release but instead will be available for all Disney Plus subscribers to watch on a TV or phone. There's no Premier Access fee for this one, either; it's available to watch for no added cost as often as you'd like. 

When is Muppets Haunted Mansion available?

Disney Plus subscribers will be able to start streaming Muppets Haunted Mansion at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m. ET) on Friday, Oct. 8. 

What is Muppets Haunted Mansion about?

The Muppets' first-ever Halloween special sees Gonzo challenged to spend a night in the Haunted Mansion (familiar to fans of Disney theme parks). Will the Muppets survive the creepy goings-on? 

The Muppets Haunted Mansion trailer gives us a look at Kermit dressing his best with Miss Piggy, while Scooter pays tribute to Elvis. We also see Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn braving the ride's infamous Corridor of Doors, plus various cameos from celebrity guest stars. Watch the Muppets Haunted Mansion trailer below:

Who is in Muppets Haunted Mansion?

Award-winning actor Ed Asner wrapped up a guest appearance in the film before his death in August.

Glee star Darren Criss also makes his way to the Muppets Haunted Mansion. Joining are Alfonso Riberio and Chrissy Metz, while other names include Yvette Nicole Brown, Geoff Keighley, Jeannie Mai, Danny Trejo, Sasheer Zamata, Skai Jackson, Justina Machado and others.

Do I need to watch anything to prepare for Muppets Haunted Mansion?

Though you can watch the Disney film The Haunted Mansion, starring Eddie Murphy, on Disney Plus, perhaps the best way to learn about the story of the mansion is to watch the Haunted Mansion episode of Disney's Behind the Attraction, also on the same streaming service. And of course you can enjoy The Muppet Show on Disney Plus. The series, which originally ran from 1976 to 1981 and became a huge worldwide hit, evolved into the Muppets movie and TV franchise. 

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It's spooky season! Of course Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are filling October with suitable Halloween movies and TV shows.

If you're looking to entertain the kids, why not check out the kooky and altogether ooky Addams family in animated flick The Addams Family 2? The new film sees Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester and the family renew their bond with a vacation in a haunted camper. It's available now on Amazon Prime Video and in theaters.

You might also check in to the Hotel Transylvania films. The well-established comic-scary animated series has a fourth movie on the way. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania sees main character Johnny hoping that if he becomes a monster, Dracula will finally approve of him -- but things don't go to plan. This final installment in the franchise isn't scheduled to hit Amazon Prime Video till Jan. 14, 2022, but you can watch (or rewatch) the three previous movies via various services including Amazon, YouTube, Vudu, and more. TV version Hotel Transylvania: The Series is also streaming on Netflix now.

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