Hong Kong Disneyland's Halloween display is scary af


Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/16/latent-horror.html


okay the Pinocchio bit was definitely well done creepy.


I feel like something was lost in translation. There’s an uncanny valley between “spooky” and “creepy” that’s being violated here for a Disney property.

(not that I don’t appreciate the creative artistry)


Not as scary as Equifax.


Look like bad porno from the 70’s.


Holy heck, they do not mess around. Pinocchio in chains was seriously creepy.


The Pinocchio/Saw mashup was a nice touch.



Jiminy Cricket!


Hopefully China will step in and shut this down by asserting its prohibition on ghosts and supernatural beliefs. /s/


Yeah, perhaps the HK Halloween take on this targets the HK (and contiguous region) audience.

The Disney Company? Incredibly powerful control freaks, and even if they weren’t, there’s no way that HK Disneyland would have been allowed to go renegade (as if that was even possible) and mess with the Disneyland ethos without permission from on high. Heads would have rolled. It would have been, “Off with their heads!”


That entire Pinocchio segment looked like an 'N Sync music video, LOL.


Pinocchio in captivity is canonical Disney,

As is the blurring between spooky and creepy.


Every deviation from PRC norms is a lovely bit of rebellion.
(In china, horror type entertainment is illegal.)


I was hoping for Zombie Great Chairman Mao.
Ah well, there is always next year.


The “Tangled” segment was a bit startling.


someone died at one of the halloween rides this year at a different theme park in HK: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2111556/call-improved-safety-hong-kongs-ocean-park-after-fatal


That’s really sad, but I can understand the curiosity that would lead someone to explore behind the scenes, if that’s what happened. The area should have been secured behind a locked door, as mentioned in one or both of the SCMP articles.

The only time I visited Ocean Park in Hong Kong - about 30 years ago, these were enough to scare me:



I was there in the 1970s and fondly remember those cable cars. But they seemed much bigger than they look in this photo. Maybe because I was younger and smaller then. But yes, I agree, it’s a scary ride!!!


I’m waiting for the L’Inferno di Topolino dark ride. Exit through the gift shop and say hi to the She-Wolf of Incontinence for me on the way out.


What, no pink elephants?