Disney’s Haunted Halloween dares guests to take the “Scream-No-More Challenge.” Every Thursday to Sunday from October 4 to 31, the Park will extend its opening hours till 11pm, allowing guests to explore various checkpoints around seven themed areas from morning till night as they follow the “Scream-No-More Challenge” handbook and test their ability to resist screaming.
The brand new “Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire” has rolled into Adventureland with a group of glamorous and extraordinary beings eager to reveal their astonishingly unique appearance and skills. Come and meet Inferno and The Crystal Temptress, who can manipulate fire and ice; Bat-Boy and the Siren of the Skies, half man, half animal creatures; the elegant Air-Abesque, a master contortionist; and the Woodland Warrior, who can blend with nature like no other.
Over at Toy Story Land, the cannibalized toy “Babyhead” from the Toy Story movie has taken up residence in a dark corner after having escaped from his destructive owner Sid. Guests can get a photo taken with Babyhead, but will they be able to stifle their screams of terror?
At the “Grizzly Gulch Halloween Fair” residents of the Wild West Town will host fun-filled old-style games. Guests can attempt to suppress their screams of triumph or defeat as they try their luck at games such as the “Lucky Nugget Wheel,” or their skill at snagging some gold nuggets in the “Gold Strike” before washing downstream to Geyser Gulch or veering recklessly out of control on “Mine Car Mayhem”.
The “Tomorrowland Party Zone” will also be abuzz with infectious energy as “Tomorrowland’s Big Bang” dazzles guests with kinetic lighting and intoxicating drumming. Two new exhilarating dance groups, Solar System Sisters and League of Planetary Movers, are also set to deliver spectacular and energetic performances, while the hypnotic Electric Emoticon and Galaxy Gothic will be present to boost the evening’s energy and excitement. Friday and Saturday nights will see popular radio DJs bringing their unique brand of game-show fun and hysterics.
Dressed in their new Halloween outfits, Mickey and friends will be waiting in Fantasyland to have their photos taken with guests. Don’t forget to explore Mystic Manor on the trackless “Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage” or careen around the Wild West Town of Grizzly Gulch on the “Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars.”
“Disney’s Haunted Halloween has been very popular over the years. We understand that young people love playing games with their friends. With this year’s ‘Scream-No-More Challenge’ theme, guests can test their ability to resist screaming and enjoy the excitement of Halloween in a brand-new way,” said Wendy Chu, Director, Marketing, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. “The Park will not only utilize traditional media to promote the theme, but also a number of online platforms. For example, we have invited a renowned Youtuber, Ming Jai, to launch a series of short videos on YouTube to express our theme in a fun way and build buzz around the city. We will also invite popular radio DJs to play some games with passersby on the street to test their ability to resist screaming and prepare them for the range of haunted and exhilarating experiences in the Park.”
Launched by Youtuber Ming Jai in collaboration with Hong Kong Disneyland, the “Scream-No-More”-themed series of videos aim at inspiring guests to take on the “Scream-No-More Challenge.” The first video was launched on September 6 and has already racked up over 80,000 views. More videos will be uploaded soon; further details can be found at Ming Jai’s YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/user/mingjai14). The Park has also partnered with Yahoo!, the Hong Kong’s leading internet portal, to collect creative ideas from Hong Kong’s netizens on how to prepare for the “Scream-No-More Challenge.” More funny “Scream-No-More”-themed videos will be shared with Yahoo! omg! users who have chance to take the “Scream-No-More Challenge” in the Park.
By popular demand, loads of classic Halloween fun will return to the Park this Halloween with a few new twists. The god of all evil, Chernabog, will incite an intense battle for domination between Werewolves and Vampires, who will gather for an ultimate showdown at “Main Street, U.S.A. – Clash of Evil” as they attempt to escape falling prey to Chernabog. At “Graves Academy,” guests can enroll to experience its frightening curriculum, but they should beware of the sinister Principal Graves. “Revenge of the Headless Horseman,” “Boo-tique,” “Glow in the Park Parade,”“Space Mountain – Ghost Galaxy” and “Trick or Treat Spooktacular,” sponsored by Dole, will all return this year.