The Haunted Mansion Movie: Everything We Know So Far

Disney’s Haunted Mansion has been a staple of the Disneyland and Disney World attractions for decades, and fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a feature film adaptation. Finally, it has been announced that the new, star-studded Haunted Mansion movie will be released in 2023.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Haunted Mansion movie and a little history on the popular attraction.

Haunted Mansion Attraction

Disney Park’s Haunted Mansion has a huge following of Disney fans who like a little scare mixed in with their magic. The ride takes visitors on a spooky tour of the mansion’s many rooms, each of which is filled with intricate details and clever illusions.

Guests are invited to board a doom buggy to go on an eerie tour of the mansion’s many rooms which are filled with intricate details and clever illusions including classic effects like disappearing ghosts, shifting portraits, and eerie audio, all of which work together to create a fully immersive experience.

Despite being filled with jump scares and spooky surprises, the ride never feels too scary, striking the perfect balance between creepy and playful.

The attraction’s storyline follows the ghostly inhabitants of the mansion, from the mischievous Hitchhiking Ghosts to the haunted Organist and we can’t forget Madame Leota, the Hatbox Ghost, the Hitchhiking Ghosts, and more.

The Haunted Mansion is a true Disney World classic that continues to draw visitors year after year. Its popularity makes this beloved attraction the perfect ride to get its own movie—again.

Disney's Haunted Mansion Movie 2003 with Eddie Murphy

Haunted Mansion Movie 2003

The original Disney Haunted Mansion movie starred Eddie Murphy in 2003. The movie was a box office success, but fans were disappointed with its departure from the classic Disney Haunted Mansion ride and attraction.

Now, twenty years later, a new Haunted Mansion movie is in the works and slated for release in 2023. This time around, it looks like Disney may be taking more cues from the original ride, as evidenced by the recent casting announcements and storyline.

Disney's Muppets Haunted Mansion Movie

Muppets Haunted Mansion Movie

There was even a Haunted Mansion movie featuring The Muppets which was quite entertaining, especially for younger Disney fans.

The cast included Darren Criss as the caretaker, Taraji P. Henson as the deadly bride Constance Hatchaway, Will Arnett as the Hatbox Ghost and Ed Asner as Claude.

Directed by Kirk R. Thatcher, the movie includes many of your favorite Muppets like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Pepe the King Prawn and many more characters from the beloved Muppet gang.

There were plenty of fun Easter eggs that made this movie worth watching for any fan of the Haunted Mansion attraction. Like Haunted Mansion 2003, Muppets Haunted Mansion is available on Disney Plus to tide you over until the newest version is released.

Disney's Haunted Mansion Movie 2023

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Movie 2023

Set to hit theaters in the summer of 2023, this new adaptation of Disney’s Haunted Mansion promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The Team Behind the Movie

The movie is directed by Justin Simien, as it was revealed at the D23 conference in Anaheim, CA. Simien said he was intrigued by the script and how the storyline portrayed the ride.

He gave special attention to making sure the hidden Easter eggs (or Hidden Mickeys to Disney fans) were included. As a former Disneyland employee, Simien identifies as a big Disney nerd, which is just part of why he was the perfect choice for this project.

The producers include Dan Lin (It), Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin 2019) and Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book 2016, Tomorrowland 2015 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2006).

There will be a star-studded cast, featuring so many talented actors who are sure to bring the comedy to this horror-comedy.

Disney's Haunted Mansion Movie 2023

The Haunted Mansion Cast

Recently Disney announced its cast for the upcoming movie, which includes some fantastic actors and actresses with a variety of acting styles and skills.

Leading the cast is Ryan Gosling as Master Gracey, a mysterious ghostly figure who inhabits the mansion, the original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, and comedienne Tiffany Haddish as the psychic.

Musician and actor Jared Leto (Thirty Second to Mars) is cast the Hatbox Ghost, who is a mysterious figure in the Haunted Mansion lore.

The cast also includes Rosario Dawson, who lives in the New Orleans mansion, Winona Ryder as the murderous bride Constance Hatchaway, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Dan Levy and Danny DeVito.

Disney has assembled an amazing group of talented actors for this movie that should bring their own unique styles and talents to the movie, which is sure to make for an exciting and thrilling experience.

The Plot

Gabbie, played by Rosario Dawson, is a single mom who is looking to start a new life. She buys a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans for her and her of a nine-year-old son (Chase Dillon), but discover that the mansion is haunted.

They resort to hiring a paranormal tour guide (Lakeith Stanfield), a psychic (Tiffany Haddish), a priest (Owen Wilson) and a historian (Danny DeVito) to help exorcise the 999 happy haunts who reside in her newly bought mansion.

The Haunted Mansion 2023 Release Date

The new Haunted Mansion movie is set to be released on July 28, 2023, so fans of the attraction have a few months to wait until they can see it on the big screen.

Until then, Disney will be releasing updates and teasers about the summer release movie that are sure to get fans even more excited for its big debut.

Watch the official trailer below and just try not to get excited about this upcoming movie!

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Trailer, Walt Disney Studios

Are you ready to take a thrill ride into the Haunted Mansion? The wait is almost over. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 28, 2023, so you can experience all the spooky fun this summer with Disney’s latest adaptation of the iconic Haunted Mansion.

With great casting, a fun storyline, and plenty of spooky surprises, this is sure to be one ride you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for more updates here and follow our social media accounts for up to the minute news on all things Haunted Mansion related.

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