Disney announced the special streaming event at the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products’ “Halfway to Halloween” event with a video starring Gonzo and Pepé the King Prawn. In the special, Gonzo is challenged to spend one daring night in the Haunted Mansion, which fans of Disney Parks will recognize since it’s one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. (synopsis (c) The Toy Insider)
What makes every major holiday, anniversary, day and minute of the year even better?
Why, the Muppets of course, who have been infusing quirky hilarity and heartfelt warmth into all kinds of special occasions for years now and who are set to do it all over again this Halloween.
Do we care that it’s sort of an ad for a Disney attraction? Not really because the Muppets, including Gonzo and Pepé the King Prawn, have a way of making just about everything feel it’s the first time you’ve seen it and anyway, the Haunted Mansion is a cool ride.
So bringing it and the Muppets together makes gloriously warm and funny sense.
We’re there for it, and yes, the ability to summon lightning on cue …
Muppets Haunted Mansion premieres on Disney Plus on Halloween night.