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“Lock up your children!” screeches Winifred Sanderson (played by Bette Midler) in the teaser trailer for Disney’s long-awaited Hocus Pocus 2 movie. But I say, “Mark your calendars!”

Disney revealed the release date for this much-anticipated sequel and I’m happy to report that the Sanderson sisters will be flying above Salem and to your Disney+ stream on September 30th! The countdown is ON!

Check out the trailer and get excited!

But first, a confession: 

I have to be honest, I was 16 when the original Hocus Pocus came out, but for some reason I never saw it until I was an adult with kids of my own. I loved it (of course!) and have made sure it’s part of my kids’ Halloween memories for the past few years. We are all pumped for the sequel and hope it’s worthy to take a yearly slot in our Halloween movie nights.

Hocus Pocus 2 reunites the original Sanderson Sisters after nearly 30 years.

It’s hard to believe nearly 30 years have passed since 1993 when the Sanderson sisters, played by Midler and co-stars Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, first swept into our lives (see what I did there?) I mean, a lot can happen in 30 years, am I right? Yet these three actresses are still alive, kickin’, acting, and ready to bring some witchy antics back into the Halloween season with Hocus Pocus 2! I can’t imagine a sequel to the fabulous original without them, and I am so glad I don’t have to!

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The movie features a new generation of Salem teens reviving the witchy sisters.

Though the trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot, it does make clear that we are in modern-day Salem and that some teen girls conjure up the Sanderson sisters as part of some spooky 16th birthday adventures. What trouble will the evil-yet-bumbling trio conjure up for the town this time? We’ll have to wait and see . . . but having a release date of September 30th makes the waiting easier. Time, like the Sandersons, flies, after all!

Is your family excited to see the Sanderson sisters back on their broomsticks again? 

Jenny Rapson

Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.
 

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