Friday, September 5, 2008
Hong Kong Disneyland 2008 Halloween season introduce Adventureland's Demon Jungle frightful experience
Hong Kong Disneyland announced its new Halloween season, beginning September 26. The Halloween season last year was a success, and the Darkness of the Haunted Halloween will take over even more of Hong Kong Disneyland this year with the new "Demon Jungle" in Adventureland - picture on top.
The press event itself was done with a scary touch. Below, the creepy Bell Hop of the Main Street Haunted hotel leads members of the media to their seats, creating a fear filled environment.
A terrifying zombie did also debut appearance during the media briefing, giving Maple Lee, Vice President, Marketing, Hong Kong Disneyland a frightful scare.
Maple Lee, along with the ultra scary ghosts and demons of the Haunted Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland, introduced the upcoming dark spookiness.
The official press release below will give you more infos about this HKD awaited event.
Beginning September 26, 2008, for 37 heart-pounding and haunting days until November 1, 2008, an expanded and intensified dark force will rule over the Resort during the Haunted Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland. The Darkness will return stronger than ever, extending its reach into Adventureland, daring adrenaline junkies, scare fanatics and the curious to step into this uncharted territory. This never-before-seen frightful experience will come to life at Hong Kong Disneyland this Halloween season.
The Dark Forces Expand Their Territory – All-New Haunted Experiences in Adventureland
With the dark forces expanding their domain into Adventureland, Guests will encounter the recently discovered Demon Jungle. Treasure seeking, tomb raiding explorers made their camp on a sacred burial ground enraging the demons below, who are now seeking vengeance on all those who enter. Guests will need all their willpower to escape, and finding the exit will definitely be a challenge. This terrifying experience is specially designed for Hong Kong Disneyland!
If Guests are lucky enough to escape, they will face another unexpected challenge on the Adventureland Haunted Trail. A Halloween-themed photo hot spot by day, it will be transformed into a mist shrouded trail on Friday and Saturday nights, inhabited with creatures such as Zombies, Gatekeepers and Pirates, as well as grinning Pumpkin Men that will have Guests jumping with fright.
More Traces of Intensified Darkness Found
Back by popular demand, the Resort’s exclusive Glow in the Park Halloween Parade will feature more spectacular UV lighting effects as it glows in the dark, creating engaging experiences and spectacular effects. Jack Skellington as the Pumpkin King, Dr. Finklestein together with Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney’s Villains, zombies and acrobatic Red Devils are all part of the scare. Watch out for the rousing finale as the Ghost Pirate Ship makes its premiere in this year’s parade!
The Main Street Haunted Hotel will reopen this year. The ghost of Victoria Maxwell will be up to her ultra scary antics at the hotel; there will be new spine tingling scares as she welcomes new and returning victims. Even Guests who escaped last year are welcome to check-in, but will they manage to check-out…?
More traces of darkness will be found at Tomorrowland as Space Mountain is transformed into Space Mountain – Ghost Galaxy. Get lost in the terror of a frightening soundtrack and the hair-raising visual effects, with scary apparitions and ghoulish monstrosities around every treacherous bend.
The immersive experience begins the moment Guests enter the Resort with all-new spooky décor including Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and Sally greeting Guests from the Main Gates. In addition, there are 160 all-new merchandise items as well as Halloween themed menus and drinks.
“The Haunted Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland was an overwhelming success last year and it was only through the Disney Difference that Guests were able to experience a totally immersive and interactive Halloween event,” said Maple Lee, Vice President, Marketing of Hong Kong Disneyland.
Photos and Press release: copyright Disney