The famous theme park adventure The Haunted Mansion is coming back to your screens for streaming. Walt Disney Studios made a new live-action movie that is based on this famous ride. Directed by Justin Simien, the movie is really exciting and fun for people of all ages. Katie Dippold wrote the script for the movie, which promises to be a nonstop rollercoaster of emotions and excitement while giving tribute to the creepy charm of the original theme park ride.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich have produced Haunted Mansion, and Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman are working as executive producers. But when can you watch Haunted Mansion at home on Disney+? We have all the information you need, including the release date.
What is the movie about?
The story of Haunted Mansion is about Gabbie, who the great Rosario Dawson plays. Gabbie is a single mother who lives with her son in a haunted house. The restless ghosts living in their house make their lives hard, so Gabbie goes to various spiritual experts for help. This ragtag group of characters, played by stars like LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jared Leto, gives the movie a unique mix of action, adventure, and comedy.
When is the Release Date for Haunted Mansion on Disney+?
The wait for Haunted Mansion on Disney+ is almost over. Disney has officially announced at the Destination D23 event that the film will be available for streaming on Disney+ starting on October 4th, 2023. The movie will also be accessible on various digital retailers for those who prefer to own a digital copy. If you’re a fan of physical media, you won’t have to wait too long either, as Disney plans to release Haunted Mansion on Blu-Ray/DVD later in the same month.
For those wondering about the exact timing of the release, Disney+ updates its content daily at specific times:
- Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
- Eastern Time: 03:00 AM
- UK: 08:00 AM
- Sydney, Australia: 19:00 PM
Please note that sometimes there may be slight delays as servers update, but you can typically expect to find Haunted Mansion within the aforementioned timeframes. The Disney+ front page usually reflects these updates within an hour.
Is Haunted Mansion a Remake?
If you’re a Disney fan, you might recall the 2003 attempt to adapt The Haunted Mansion ride into a movie. This earlier adaptation starred Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, and Terence Stamp. In that version, Eddie Murphy played Jim Evers, a workaholic real estate agent who takes his family on a vacation and ends up at a sinister mansion that he’s been asked to sell. Little did they know, the mansion was haunted by Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker), Ramsley (Terence Stamp), and two other spirits in need of assistance.
However, the 2023 version of Haunted Mansion is not a remake of the 2003 film. It brings a fresh perspective and a new storyline to the beloved theme park attraction. While the 2003 adaptation had its charm, this year’s release offers a reimagined and exciting take on the haunted house tale.
Is Haunted Mansion Too Scary For Kids?
During an interview with Comicbook, Simien said Disney was worried that some parts of the movie would be too scary. But the kids in the test group didn’t feel the same way.
He said, “There were some things that the studio thought would be too scary,” Simien revealed. “And then we started to screen the movie, and the first folks in, we’d be like, ‘Is the movie too scary?’ Kids would raise their hands like, ‘No, I can handle it. We want more.’ And so eventually, there were things that I truly didn’t think were, especially involving the Hat Box Ghost, and especially with some of the jump scares, that I wasn’t sure if it was really going to make it through, but it did because the kids wanted more of it. And I kept saying my first Disney movies, and those are still the scariest movies I’ve ever seen. So I talk about Pinocchio becoming a donkey and Snow White getting lost in the forest; these things are terrifying. Like Simba losing Mufasa, these are scary moments”