Jamie Lee Curtis, Owen Wilson, and LaKeith Stanfield visited Disneyland to promote the upcoming “Haunted Mansion” movie, dressing up in Cast Member attire specific to the attraction.
‘Haunted Mansion’ Stars at Disneyland
Jamie Lee Curtis, who portrays Madame Leota in the film, shared photos and videos on Instagram of her hanging out with Wilson and Stanfield on the 21 Royal balcony.
Curtis even interacted with fans down below, declaring what she also wrote in her Instagram caption: “BIG HAIR, DON’T CARE! BIG SCARES, BEWARE!”
The three actors also dressed up in Haunted Mansion Cast Member costumes, as seen in photos shared by MagicalSoul Foodie on Instagram. Our newest ghost hosts?
Curtis wore the iconic green striped maid uniform, while Wilson and Stanfield wore green and purple butler tuxedos.
Presumably, a full video of the actors’ visit will be released by Disney soon.
Wilson portrays a priest named Kent, and Stanfield portrays a failed paranormal expert in the newest “Haunted Mansion” movie.
New ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie
The upcoming “Haunted Mansion” film follows a doctor (Rosario Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon) moving into a haunted mansion in New Orleans. Dawson’s character ends up calling in a priest (Owen Wilson) to exorcise the manor. They also get help from a widowed scientist-turned-failed-paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Tiffany Haddish), and a historian (Danny DeVito).
Jamie Lee Curtis portrays Madame Leota, and Jared Leto serves as the Hatbox Ghost. Curtis called the film “modern, fresh, old-fashioned, and scary, but not scary like a monster movie. It’s scary, like a Disney ride, and funny. If you go on that ride, there’s a lot of humor as well as the scary, ghost-y stuff.”
During the “Studio Showcase Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar” panel at the D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, the new “Haunted Mansion” film debuted a trailer to fans. Director Justin Simien took to the stage to speak about the project and detail some of the cameos audiences can expect from Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj, and more.
Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at “Haunted Mansion” during Midsummer Scream — Halloween & Horror Convention in Long Beach, California, this July.
Previously, the “Haunted Mansion” film was due in theaters on August 11, 2023; however, the film’s release date was pushed up to July 28.
The Haunted Mansion
This classic Disney attraction can now be found at several Disney Parks around the world. The first iteration opened in 1969 at Disneyland as part of the New Orleans Square expansion. Two years later, it was an opening day attraction in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom, and in 1983, it was an opening day attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, too.
The Disneyland Paris version of Haunted Mansion is named Phantom Manor, while at Hong Kong Disneyland, Mystic Manor is a completely different attraction that draws some inspiration from the original whilst avoiding references to the afterlife out of respect toward traditional Chinese cultural precedent.
The Haunted Mansion is full of famous ghostly characters like Madame Leota, the Bride, the subjects of the stretching room portraits, and the Hatbox Ghost.
The Hatbox Ghost was in the original Disneyland Haunted Mansion on opening day. Technology had not quite caught up to the ghost’s vanishing and appearing head, however, so the effect only lasted a few weeks before disappearing for nearly 50 years.
The Hatbox Ghost returned to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland in 2015. He appears at the end of the attic scene, after the Bride “greets” guests. He will soon be installed in the Magic Kingdom version of the Haunted Mansion.
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