Hello Kitty Land Tokyo, also known as Sanrio Puroland (https://en.puroland.jp/) has created a new scary and cute programme for Halloween 2019. Following the great success of last year’s event Japan’smost loved theme park has opted to continue the collaboration with Obaken, the country’s leading horror production company.
From Friday, September 13th through to Thursday, October 31st, 2019, Hello Kitty Land Tokyo presents its new Puro Halloween Party “Kawaii Masquerade” (“kawaii” meaning “cute” in Japanese). As in previous years visitors can enjoy two separate event styles, the Kawaii Masquerade at daytime and a scarier night time version.
During daytime Lady Kitty House changes to a beautiful doll house with special photo spots. At the Wisdom tree, visitors can meet and greet some of their favorite characters, dressed in Halloween costumes. They may even get a big hug from their most-loved characters during “Hug time” (https://www.puroland.jp/liveshow/bd_hug-time/). In line with the event a new Halloween menu offers a great variety of dishes coloured in black and purple, such as Cinnamon’s black Halloween Ramen or PomPomPurin’s Masquerade donuts with pumpkin cream.
In the afternoon the Halloween event changes to a scarier night time setting. At the Halloween parade visitors can join leading Hello Kitty Land characters including Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, My melody, Kuromi, Wish me mell and PomPomPurin who will dance and parade in Halloween outfits. At weekends Lady Kitty House will turn into the “Horror Doll House”, which opens only 1 hour before closing time.
The scariest part of the Halloween event is the “Ghost Pierrot Masquerade” at the Discovery Theatre, showing a play created in collaboration with Obaken, a well-known Japanese horror production and life events company. Visitors will be directly involved and can be sure to get a thrill out of the event with many unexpected and creepy turns. That event is open only to over-10-year-olds.
“Celebrating Halloween is getting increasing popular for all age groups in Japan and people enjoy it as a time to simply have fun”, says Yuya Makizato of Sanrio Entertainment Co. Ltd., the Hello Kitty Land Tokyo operator. “As the largest indoor theme park in Japan our guests can be sure to have a wonderful time independent of the weather. We really look forward to offering our visitors an exceptional Halloween experience and unforgettable moments with their most loved characters.”