New Halloween carnival conjures up Disney villains

October 5, 2012 by  

One of the main features at Disneyland’s new Halloween carnival in Anaheim is a special tent where visitors can conjure up Disney villains from a steamy cauldron with the tap of a magic wand.

The new carnival, which is an addition to the theme park’s Halloween Time that opened last month, offers a number of exciting activities for kids of all ages, such as mask-making, pumpkin-carving, games and more. Billy Hill and the Hillbillies are on hand to add haunted music and spooky sounds to the atmosphere. At the villain tent, visitors can meet Disney villains and get their picture taken with them, engage in conversation, or receive an autograph. Michelle Lunskey, who serves as the Disneyland show director, said they wanted to make meeting the famous Disney villains a special experience for visitors.

Special seasonal events and activities held at popular tourist destinations generally bring an increase in tourism during the scheduled activities. This increase in travelers to the area could well mean additional business for print companies in the area, as local businesses take advantage of the opportunity to bring in extra customers. Businesses may choose to run special promotions and advertisements using banner printing or flyer printing to draw in the extra crowds that will be in the area at the time.

Disney designed the special Halloween event to resemble a turn-of-the-century carnival. Since it seemed unlikely that villains would be hanging around a carnival, Disney decided to construct the tent, which can house around 35 visitors at a time. Since visitors never know which characters will be conjured up with the magic wand, it is a surprise every time.