New Genre Events at Disney

Haunted Fun for Families
On Sept. 29, Disneyland Resort in Orlando will start a new seasonal event – Disney’s HalloweenTime. Continuing through Oct. 31, the event will include Disney characters in Halloween costumes, specially themed decorations, including a 12-food tall Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern with pumpkin ears, and more. The familiar floral “Mickey Planter” below the Main Street Train Station will forgo flowers in favor of miniature white and orange pumpkins. This event is included in the park’s regular admission.

Disney’s California Adventure Park will also celebrate Halloween this year with Mickey’s Halloween Treat. On selected nights, treat stations will be set up throughout the park for children and their families to listen to music, make creepy crafts and more. Assorted Disney villains will be lurking about, as well. Tickets are $29 per person.

Halloween in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Disneyland will also be getting into the Halloween spirit with its own celebration. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 31, various activities will be offered so that parents can celebrate Halloween with their children in a fun, safe environment. Activities will also be held at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Hollywood Resport.

For Budding Buccaneers and Aspiring Princesses
For 13 select nights between Jan. 22 and March 8, 2007, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort will be offering a special event for children. The new Pirate and Princess Party will entertain youngsters with a quest for bead, chocolate treasures and more. Advanced tickets are now available for $36.95 plus tax for children 10 and older. Tickets for children from 3 to 9 years old are $29.95. For reservations and more information, visit

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.