Hong Kong Disneyland has announced that it will offer an innovative augmented reality experience as part of its Haunted Halloween 2012 events.
As in previous years, the park will take a significantly different approach to its Halloween celebrations when compared to the child-friendly events at Disney's US parks. Hong Kong Disneyland takes a much more adult-oriented approach, which is more similar in style to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.
This year's Haunted Halloween events will take place every Thursday through Sunday night from September 22 to October 31, as well as on October 4 and 31.
The biggest new addition for 2012 is the "Choose Your Dark Side" smartphone application, which is aimed at young adults. The app will work both inside the park and elsewhere in Hong Kong, with guests being challenged to track down "dark emblems" that are dotted around the city using their device's GPS function. The most powerful emblems will be located in the park, and guests will be rewarded for finding them with the chance to take part in a special "Meet Your Recruitment Leader of the Dark Side" experience.
Other temporary Halloween attractions will include the "Graves Academy", in which "Master Graves" is breeding the evil of the future. Vampires and werewolves will duel in the "Clash of Evil", which will be held in Main Street USA.
More lighthearted entertainment will be on offer in Tomorrowland's Party Zone, where interactive games, dance shows and musical performances will take place. Kids will also be able to go "trick-or-treating" in Fantasyland, where Mickey Mouse and friends will pose in Halloween costumes.
Full details of the Haunted Halloween 2012 events can be found on the Hong Kong Disneyland website.