Universal Studios Japan Opens ‘Hotel Albert’ Attraction Ahead of 2018 Halloween Event

09.September.2018 | SPOT

In the run up to Universal Studios Japan’s (USJ) seasonal event “Universal Surprise Halloween 2018,” the park has opened its new horror attraction Hotel Albert that offers a new way for adults to enjoy Halloween which they are calling “Otona Halloween” (Adult Halloween).

The attraction combines elements of USJ’s “Halloween Horror Night” with immersive theatre, a type of interactive theatre that started in New York’s Off-Broadway theatres in which the audience is a participant in the play to some degree.

 

People will participate in groups and will become guests of the luxury hotel which is set in a time 40 years ago. The hotel has a lobby decorated with a gorgeous chandelier and guest rooms are decked out with real antique furniture. Guests will be able to walk around the attraction as characters in the story and experience a beautifully haunting tale unfold before them.

Japanese actress Ayami Nakajo experienced the attraction herself and commented the following:

I was a participant of the story and surprises came my way as the story advanced. I became separated from the person I was with. I experienced some frights on my own and came to understand everything at the end when I spoke with everyone in the lobby. There’s never been an attraction like this. They even went so far as to put details in the environment like old furniture and the smells with the scent of old carpets. I was totally immersed in the world. It was a new kind of experience. The horror captivated me, and if you’re a girl then there’s a melancholic story there that you’ll be able to empathise with.

 

Nakajo also got to experience the park’s first horror maze where you’re not allowed to let your voice out. It’s one of the new attractions called Silence in the Ghost Ship.

“You are followed by fear because you want to scream but you’re not allowed. I wanted to get through it quickly. You can’t let your voice out, so I covered my ears and held my breath as I advanced. My voice and emotions that I was holding back all came out all at once like I was throwing up when I got to the exit.”

 

Hotel Albert and Silence in the Ghost Ship are just some of the exciting new Halloween experiences arriving at USJ this year for adults. But Universal Surprise Halloween 2018 has plenty in store for families too including Street Zombies and Zombies Mob where zombies will roam about the park. Lots more events are planned to be announced too.

 

Enjoy a new kind of Halloween this year at USJ.

 

 

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Universal Surprise Halloween

Running: September 7, 2018 – November 4, 2018

Closest Station: JR Universal City Station

Official Website: http://www.usj.co.jp/company/company_e/2018/0719.html

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  • Monster Minions Are Invading Universal Studios Japan for Halloween 2018

    07.September.2018 | SPOT

    Universal Studios Japan is holding its seasonal Universal Surprise Halloween even this year which consists of three elements: Otona Halloween, a sophisticated event for adult guests, Zekkyo Halloween, which is intended to make people scream, and Kowa Kawa Halloween for kids to enjoy.

    In this article we take a look at Kowa Kawa Halloween, which translates to “Creepy Cute Halloween,” and is aimed at families.

     

    With Kowa Kawa Halloween, kids can look forward to romping with the Despicable Me Minions who have transformed into monsters that are a little bit scary but more cute than anything. They will be playful like you’ve never seen them before.

     

    There will be several events happening throughout the day too for families to enjoy a full day at the park. During the day there will be a parade titled Festa de Parade as well as the Happy Trick Or Treat where candy will be poured like a waterfall for kids to watch. At night the park will hold its first ever Universal Wonderland Kowa Kawa Night.

     

    Festa de Parade was held last year too and was thoroughly enjoyed by guests. As well as the parade, they put on the first ever Minion “Kowa Kawa” Party Area where parent and child families of 800 people enjoyed the Minions putting on a stage show. It got pretty wild.

    Gru joined the Minions in the party area who were dressed in creepy cute costumes. Gru and the gang all danced to popular pop songs together while as the crowd cheered. As guests joined in with the party fun by dancing along, parade floats began to arrive.

     

    A total of nine floats came past all themed around Halloween. Confetti was shot into the air from the stage and floats, surrounding guests in the colours of Halloween.

    Despite the sun setting, Halloween was only just beginning at Universal Studios Japan as they introduced the park’s first ever Universal Wonderland Kowa Kawa Night. The walls of the park attractions are decorated with bats and spiderwebs. There are also creepy-cute projections and pumpkin decorations. It’s a completely different atmosphere than during the day. The characters too dress up in creepy-cute costumes.

     

    There’s much to be enjoyed at USJ this year for Halloween. Whether it’s Otona Halloween, Zekkyo Halloween or Kowa Kawa Halloween, you’re sure to get your fill of spooks!

     

    ■Information

    Universal Surprise Halloween

    Running: September 7, 2018 – November 4, 2018

    Closest Station: JR Universal City Station

    Official Website: http://www.usj.co.jp/company/company_e/2018/0719.html

  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D to Receive Run Extension at Universal Studios Japan

    28.May.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    This year’s Universal Cool Japan event has been running since January 19, bringing together the some of the best of Japan’s contemporary pop culture.

     

    The first ever Sailor Moon 4D attraction, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D, made its debut at the park earlier this year which has the audience build trust with the sailors and overcome a difficult situation with them.

     

    Due to demand from guests who have actually experienced the showing, the run time for the attraction has been extended to September 30. The original schedule was from March 16 to June 24.
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    The 4D attraction throws people into the world of Sailor Moon which feels so realistic you can almost touch it with your hands. It has been highly praised not only by fans of the original work, but guests of all ages alike.

     

    The author of Sailor MoonNaoko Takeuchi, has also spoken highly of it: “I want to watch it everyday! I want to feel part of the Sailors cutely jumping around the place and part of their fight everyday. Everything about it is the best! I’m glad to be alive!” (*Translated from Japanese)

     

    It’s recommended for those who want a smooth experience with the attraction to get their hands on an express pass. Additional passes go on sale from May 25 and are available until June 24. They’ve been selling like hot cakes so don’t miss out!

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    There’s also the Sailor Moon Special Express Pass which comes with lots of special bonuses. As well as a smoother experience, you’ll get to see the Tuxedo Mask Miracle Greeting set. The entry day for this pass lasts until August 31, 2018.
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    Of course, there’s plenty of Sailor Moon themed sweets too, as well as a photo opportunity where you can get your picture framed like below.
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    Enjoy the dreamy world of Sailor Moon at Universal Studios Japan!

     

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  • Universal Studios Japan Unveils ‘Universal Spectacle Night Parade: The Best of Hollywood’

    20.May.2018 | SPOT

    Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has unveiled its revolutionary new parade titled Universal Spectacle Night Parade. American supermodel Taylor Hill, who is is recognised around the walk on the runway, arrived in Japan to appear at the unveiling. Internationally active Japanese actress Chiaki Kuriyama, who is known for her role in Kill Bill: Volume I as Gogo Yubari, also made an appearance at the park.

    ユニバーサル・スペクタクル・ナイトパレード

    The high-tech parade saw floats roll down the street using projection mapping for the movies Harry PotterTransformers (the first time for the park), Jurassic World, and Minions. The teams behind the music production of each movie gathered together as songs from the soundtracks―recorded in places across the world including the UK and Australia―played throughout. Immersive stage lighting also illuminated the parade in the birth of this world-first night show, delivering the world of Hollywood movies live.

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    Taylor Hill and Chiaki Kuriyama appeared before everybody amongst the mesmerising lights and sounds. They expressed their excitement about the parade, saying how the parade made them feel like they were actually in the films, and how the concept broke the moulds of all other parades and shows to date.

     

    Experience the mind-blowing parade for yourself at Universal Studios Japan!

     

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    Universal Spectacle Night Parade

    Website: http://www.usj.co.jp/universal-night-parade/

     

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    13.October.2019 | FASHION

    Worried about what to wear for Halloween this year? No need to panic. If you’re spending your Halloween in Shibuya this year, which is known the world over for its incredible Halloween festivities, then head to Tokyo Culture Culture on October 27 where a very unique event is taking place.

    Jimi Halloween is an event that takes out the stress of having to go all out for Halloween as people go dressed as ordinary people. It has been held annually since 2014, with the number of attendees growing each year. Over 800 people took part last year, all clad in their plain clothes.

     

    This year’s event will be split into three slots, with a capacity of 200 people per slot. Sign-ups begin on October 15 at 12:00pm (JST).

     

     

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    ②”I’ve seen people like that!” attire

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    ③”I get it, but I don’t get it” attire

    Hawaii vibe  uncle

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    ④Work attire

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    Work attire is a go-to at the plain clothes event. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this is the one that started the entire movement.

     

    ⑤Miscellaneous attire

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    Attend this year’s event and show off your own unique ideas!

  • Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Transforms For Halloween 2019

    11.October.2019 | FOOD

    Royal Park Hotel Tokyo in Nihonbashi has begun its Halloween festivities for 2019, including a bone-chilling black and orange food and dessert menu, spooky decorations, a photo spot in the first floor main lobby, and more.

    Check out their mouth-watering sweets assortment! Their Halloween Afternoon Tea set is packed full of autumntime flavours, from the glass desserts, to the apple chiboust, chocolate pocket watches with bats on them, adorable monster burgers, and more.

    The hotel is also offering a Halloween Dinner Buffet on weekends and holidays decorated in Halloween colours. Pile your tray with figs and blackcurrants, chestnut mousse, pumpkin tarts, and plenty of other tasty treats, all prepared fresh in the kitchen.

    This is just a peek into the hair-raising fun happening right now at Royal Park Hotel Tokyo. There’s also the Halloween Cocktail Fair, Halloween Sweets & Bread event, and much more.

     

    Spend your Halloween here, or even use it as an opportunity to try wearing your Halloween costume out so you’re ready for October 31!

  • Tokyo’s Poop Museum Announces Halloween Event ‘MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN’

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    Unko Museum Tokyo, a poop-themed (unko in Japanese) museum located on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, opened its Halloween event “MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN ~Unko & Dancing Halloween~” last Friday which will run all the way up to October 31. They are serving “max unko kawaii-ness” in this all-new Halloween event.

    Unflushed Poop Resurrects For a Poop Monster Parade

    At the Unko Museum this Halloween, expect to see nnko idol monsters, unko mummies, and lots of other cute and fashionable unko critters. All of them will be part of a spooky parade together with the museum’s mascot character Umberto. Join in as they show the audience how to do the unko dance which the museum created themselves!

    Candy Rains From the Unko Volcano

    You’ll find Halloween decorations all around the Unko Museum for the duration of the event. If you’ve visited before, you’ll be familiar with the Unko Volcano which normally spurts out poop. Well, for Halloween, it will instead offer up candy. Its design has also changed so it’s more fitting for the spooky season.

     

    By the way, if you go up to one of the museum staff members and say, “Trick or Unko?” you’ll receive a special present. Don’t miss out―pluck up the courage and just say those words!

    Exclusive Unko Museum Halloween Merchandise

    The museum’s popular “My Unko Maker” feature, where you sit on a toilet and colourful poop appears at the bottom, will also take on a Halloween theme. Halloween items will also be sold including the above-pictured unko headbands.

     

    Visit the quirky Unko Museum for a Halloween event like no other.

  • Starbucks Brews The Perfect Potions to Possess Your Heart This Halloween

    06.October.2019 | FOOD

    Starbucks Japan is opening the portal to a whole new realm of flavour from October 11, 2019. Premonitions reveal that two devilishly delicious masquerade-themed drinks are to emerge for the Halloween season and infiltrate the menus of Starbucks branches across Japan. The two drinks called Halloween Red Night Frappuccino® and Halloween Masquerade Raspberry Mocha, are sure to give you an out-of-body experience. 

     

    Just one sip of the Halloween Red Night Frappuccino® will pull you into a masquerade party world. The mysterious full red appearance of this devilish drink is tinged red with a tangy sauce which is a blend of raspberries, cranberries and strawberries. White chocolate brownies have been blended to make the frappuccino base. This is topped with a ghostly cloud of whipped cream sprinkled with dark cocoa powder. Red sauce can be seen trickling down the sides of the cup, tainting the white whipped cream. You will immediately be tricked into treating yourself to this irresistible drink. 

     

    Like a luxury dessert, not only do the colours of the frappuccino contrast, but the sweet fruity tang makes for the perfect contrast with the white chocolate brownie

     

    If your regular Starbucks order is the White Mocha, then make way for your new Hallow-queen: The Halloween Masquerade Raspberry Mocha. This is made with a startling shot of espresso which has a sweet yet tangy mixed berry flavour. This is masked with a white mocha flavour. 

     

    Starbucks has brewed the perfect potions to steal your heart this Halloween. Dare you try one?

     

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  • Top 5 Halloween Treats to Pick Up at Japanese Convenience Stores This Year

    04.October.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    October is here, meaning Halloween is right around the corner. If you’re not up for dressing up in a costume or going out this year, then you can still get in the Halloween spirit by picking up one of the many Halloween exclusive goodies now being sold at Japanese convenience stores. We’ve picked out our top 5 favourite for you.

     

    Starbucks® Sweet Caramel Pudding Latte

    Starbucks Japan is now stocking its sweet caramel pudding latte across most convenience stores in Japan. The golden-capped cup features a spooky Halloween design, decorated with ghosts, pumpkins and bats. Enjoy Halloween in a cup with the beverage’s rich and sweet caramel pudding flavour.

     

    ▼Starbucks® Sweet Caramel Pudding Latte

    Price: ¥200
    Available: Most convenience stores across Japan. Select branches not stocking.

     

    Calbee Jagabee Black Consomme

     

    These crunchy potato sticks are a popular savour snack in Japan. This Halloween, Calbee has coloured their sumptuous sticks black, and made them taste like delicious consomme. This is a 7-Eleven and Ai Group-exclusive. Its cute pot design will have you grabbing one off the shelf without even thinking.

     

    ▼Calbee Jagabee Black Consomme

    Price: ¥138 (Before Tax)
    Available: 7-Eleven and Ai Group

     

    KOIKE-YA Karamucho Hot Chili Flavour

     

    The classic thick-cut Karamucho potato chips have been sprinkled with extra spiciness for that heated kick. The packet features all the familiar faces of Halloween, from a witch to a pumpkin, bats, a graveyard and more. If you’re a spice-seeker then this one’s for you. Also a 7-Eleven and Ai Group exclusive product.

     

    ▼KOIKE-YA Karamucho Hot Chili Flavour

    Price: ¥128 (Before Tax)
    Available: 7-Eleven and Ai Group

     

     

    7-Eleven Marshmallow Chocolate Ganache Daifuku

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    7-Eleven is also releasing a range of its own original Halloween treats, including this sweet white daifuku which looks like a marshmallow and is filled with rich chocolate ganache. A Japanese and Western-combined confection you can enjoy with one hand.

     

    ▼7-Eleven Marshmallow Raw Chocolate Daifuku

    Price: ¥118 (Before Tax)
    Available: 7-Eleven (Except in Okinawa)

     

    7-Eleven Black Cat Sachertorte

    Black cats are a popular symbol of Halloween, particularly in Japan. This cake is made with chocolate cream and vanilla cream and is coated in a crunchy chocolate coating for even more tasty texture. This is a seriously cute choice you’re sure to love!

     

    ▼7-Eleven Black Cat Sachertorte

    Price: ¥308 (Before Tax)
    Release Date: October 15, 2019
    Available: 7-Eleven

     

     

    Did you enjoy our picks? There are plenty of Halloween-themed foods, confections and sweets to look forward to this year at convenience stores in Japan. Head to your closest one and see what they have in stock.

  • KAWAII MONSTER CAFE Halloween 2019: Vampires, Werewolves, Frankenstein’s Monster & More On the Menu

    29.September.2019 | FOOD

    Harajuku hot spot the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE will hold a Halloween event entitled “KAWAII HARAJUKU Halloween PARTY 2019” for the entire month of October.

    The Halloween season is almost upon us in Japan, where the spooky season’s festivities often begin a little earlier in October as cafes, restaurants and shops start serving up their own unique Halloween-themed menus.

     

    This year at the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE, the Monster Girls are inviting you to their kaleidoscopic Halloween party. From vampires to werewolves, Frankenstein’s monster and beyond, prepare to encounter a Halloween like no other with a line-up of colourful dishes.

    Colourful Pop Burger: Frankenstein’s Monster – ¥1,580 (Before Tax)

    The cafe’s mascot character Mr. Choppy has been turned into Frankenstein’s monster! This fat and juicy burger is filled with salsa sauce and melted cheese. Even the bun is cute and colourful too!

    Choppy Baron’s Dark Curry – ¥1,400 (Before Tax)

    This time, Mr. Choppy has turned into a vampire for this pitch-black curry, laced with other Halloween colours too like purple and orange. This vivid plate isn’t just tasty, its appearance has life to it too.

    Nameless Cemetery Cheese Glutton – ¥3,200 (Before Tax) *Recommended for 3+ people

    This surreal dish is a giant breaded coffin filled with gratin, rainbow-coloured cheese, and white sauce. Surrounding it are bats, eyeballs, and gravestones.

    Monster Bongo Bongo Tiramisu – ¥1,080 (Before Tax)

    An assortment of ice creams like matcha and houjicha all coated in Halloween-coloured chocolate. Hidden underneath the ghoulish pile is colourful cereal.

    Midnight Pumpkin Chiffon Cake – ¥1,580 (Before Tax)

    A fluffy chiffon cake topped with black sesame ice cream and a pumpkin lathered in pumpkin-flavoured fresh cream. The trickling bloody chocolate completes that Halloween look.

    Bark At The Moon – ¥980 (Before Tax)

    This adorable wolf dessert appeared during a full moon. It includes a crunchy doughnut on top of which is sat a sweet black sesame mousse werewolf.

    Non-Alcoholic Basil Seed Jelly Cocktail – ¥900 (Before Tax) / Shake Hip Shake Chocolate – ¥950 (Before Tax)

    There are two drinks to pick from this Halloween: a dark chocolate shake with a pumpkin floating on top and a cocktail filled with basil seed and jelly for an enjoyable texture. The cocktail can be served non-alcoholic or alcoholic.

     

    There’s plenty to look forward to at the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE this Halloween, so if you’re in Harajuku this October, don’t miss out!

     

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    *The drinks menu is available at all times

  • Dark and Delicious Halloween Spirit Possesses Crunchy and Creamy Pastries

    28.September.2019 | FOOD

    Every year choux pastry shop CROQUANTCHOU ZAKUZAKU sells 2 million of their unique, crunchy and creamy choux pastries. This Halloween, these white angelic sticks of heaven have been possessed by the Halloween spirit and will be sold from October 1 – 31.

     

    The devilishly delicious Black Zaku and Black Zaku Soft Serve Ice Cream were overwhelmingly popular when they were first sighted last year. Now they are being revived again for the Halloween season and will be haunting practically all CROQUANTCHOU ZAKUZAKU branches across Japan. 

    Black cocoa powder is infused into the crunchy choux pastry. The empty shell is then filled with a molten custard core which is made using Hokkaido milk and purple sweet potato paste. Once you take your first crunchy bite, you will be completely possessed by the Halloween spirit.

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     There is more than just Halloween treats at the shop. The regular Croquant Chou Zaku Zaku and regular Zaku Zaku Soft® are also being served. Head to a store with an adjoining kitchen to sink your teeth into freshly made delicious treats. 

     

    There is no better trick to treating yourself this Halloween than to indulge in a beautiful, black, crunchy and creamy sweet treat!

  • Disney Ambassador®️ Hotel Now Serving Adorable Cake & Drink For Halloween

    26.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Disney Halloween 2019 is in full force at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea where “ghosts” are this year’s theme. The spooky festivities are set to continue until October 31.

     

    Disney Ambassador®️ Hotel is also getting in on the Halloween action, with a bone-chilling food and drinks line-up at the Hyperion Lounge.

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    The eye-catching blueberry mont blanc is served with either tea or coffee. The sweet and sourness of the blueberry combined with the cream cheese is spot on.

    It’s also filled with blueberry jam for even more of a blueberry kick. Mix together with the powdered mango for extra flavour.

     

    This cake set is serve from 12:00-22:00, but there is a limited number of servings per day so be sure to get in there quick!

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  • ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019: Monster Desserts, Horror Film Parade & More

    25.September.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Roppongi Hills has announced this year’s Halloween festival. Titled “ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019,” it will take place from October 1 to 31, packed full of spooky fun from a Halloween costume parade to a ghoulish gourmet menu line-up, featuring an always-unique array of food and drink.

    Halloween Cupcakes – ¥638 Each @ LOLA’S Cupcakes Tokyo (Available from October 5)

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    Halloween Mixed Berry Cake – ¥530 @ Roasted coffee laboratory

    Creepy eyeballs adorn this cake, which is topped with blackberries and blueberries while drizzled in bloody blackcurrant jam. The cake is layered with sponge, fresh cream and a sweet and sour strawberry jelly.

    Happy Monster – ¥980 @ Cafe Crepe

    Delight in this cute pumpkin and fresh cream crepe, filled with pumpkin ice cream and snug in an orange crepe wrap. Housed inside is an adorable purple sweet potato mont blanc monster wearing a witch’s hat.

    A movie-themed parade will take place on Saturday October 26 at the event in line with the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival. Children and adults can take part in the parade if they dress up. The 1km parade will last 25 minutes.

    Gift bags will be given to all kids who get involved!

     

    ▼Halloween Parade

    Date: October 26, 2019

    Time: 10:30-13:30 (subject to change)

    Location: Roppongi Hills Arena

    Participation Conditions: Anybody who dressed up can join (the theme is “Movies”)

    Participation: Free

    Enquiries: 03-6406-6000 (Roppongi Hills Information)

     

     

    Halloween will hit Roppongi Hills for the entire month of October. Be sure to visit if you’re in Japan next month!

  • Cute Disney Halloween Confections Coming to Ginza Cozy Corner

    24.September.2019 | FOOD

    Ginza Cozy Corner has revealed a new batch of adorable Disney-themed Halloween sweets that will be available to purchase between September 27 and October 31.

    Disney Halloween Collection (9 Sweets) – ¥2,300 (Before Tax)

    Ginza Cozy Corner’s Halloween treats prove popular every single year. This year they’re taking on a completely new theme they are calling “Mickey & Friends’ Trick or Treat.” The Disney Halloween Collection includes an assortment of individual confections each with motifs of Mickey and the Disney cast, such as Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck.

    Mickey’s is a candy apple tart, Minnie’s is a candy-inspired roll cake, Donald’s is a chocolate ice cream tart―the list goes on. Each one has been carefully designed to be as cute and delicious as possible. Perfect finger-food treats for Halloween parties and simple get-togethers!

    Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Pudding – ¥360 (Before Tax)

    Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Pudding – ¥360 (Before Tax)

    There are also Mickey and Minnie-themed puddings made with sweet and rich pumpkin. These milk puddings spurt out bright-red raspberry sauce when your spoon hits the middle. Each pudding also comes with its very own Mickey or Minnie dressed in vampire outfits.

     

    Be sure to visit Ginza Cozy Corner if you’re in Japan for Halloween this year for some cute and tasty Disney treats!

     

    ©Disney

  • Dress Up in Tokyo Disneyland’s Spooky Outfits and Enjoy Disney Halloween 2019

    22.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    It’s only been a week since Halloween begun at Tokyo Disney Resort, and already guests are loving it. “Ghosts” are in the spotlight this year at Tokyo Disneyland, and they are serving up a spooky and ghostly time this year all the way up to October 31.

     

    Tokyo Disneyland Halloween Gear

    Since it’s Halloween, and you’ve made the effort to travel to Tokyo Disneyland, why not dress up too with one of the park’s many pieces of Halloween costume items?

    Mickey Mouse Ear Hat – ¥2,000

    The classic Mickey Mouse ear hat has taken on a Halloween theme for the event, wrapped in ripped bandages and spiderweb.

    Poncho – ¥3,900 (Sizes S~LL) *Kid’s size is ¥3,300

    Mickey has also turned into a white ghost but it doesn’t seem too spooky―friendly, actually―as he enjoys his drink and churro for the design of this poncho. It seems like he just wants to get in on the fun too.

    Cap – ¥2,800 / Parker – ¥4,900

    Transform into a black cat too with one of the many clothing items too, serving a completely different aura to the ear hats.

     

    Spooky Boo! Parade

    Once you’re all dressed up, it’s time to go and watch the Spooky Boo! Parade where the Disney cast and an army of ghosts invite guests into the Halloween festivities. Multiple stories will take place across the parade at once, so no matter which part of the parade you are watching, there’ll be plenty to enjoy. The parade takes place twice a day.

     

    Decorations

    Be sure to check out the decorations in front of Cinderella’s Castle while watching the parade, featuring the Disney cast dressed in their Halloween costumes.

    You’ll find ghosts hidden all around the park. Be on the lookout and see how many you can spot!

     

    Special Menu

    Wipe away your fatigue from walking around the park with one of the many special Halloween items on the menu at restaurants and cafes across Tokyo Disneyland.

    Popcorn Soda & Doughnut – ¥600 @ Boiler Room Bites and elsewhere

    The scrumptious popcorn coupled with the pumpkin flavoured doughnut make for a delightfully delicious combination. This is sure to whet your appetite right away.

    Short Rib Cone – ¥500 @ The Gazebo

    The cone is filled with ashed purple sweet potato and, short rib, and cheese sauce. A perfect little bite to walk around and eat while in the park when you’re feeling peckish.

    Special Set – ¥1,050 @ Sweetheart Cafe

    Arriving with a cute Jack Skellington bun is this potato salad and tomato beef-filled burger. When you unwrap the packaging and place the burger on top like in the photo, it looks like Sally is gazing lovingly at Jack♡

     

    Nighttime Decorations

    When night falls, Main Street at World Bazaar will light up with projecting mapping and Halloween music will play, creating an exciting Halloween nighttime experience. Fireworks will also launch into the night sky and be Halloween-themed too.

     

    Join the ghosts this year at Tokyo Disneyland for an exciting Halloween Party!

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Pound Cake For Halloween

    22.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    In this recipe, I will show you how to make the perfect treat for Halloween: a pumpkin and cream cheese pound cake, finished with cute bats and a ghost. This is a super easy recipe that can be made by simply putting everything into a blender and baking it in the oven. By the end of you you will have yourself a Halloween-themed rich pound cake as soft as Japanese pudding.

     

    1: Ingredients (Makes one 22cm pound cake)

    150g cream cheese

    250g cooked pumpkin (skin and seeds removed)

    50g-60g sugar

    1 egg

    150ml fresh cream

    20g soft wheat flour

     

    2: Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender

    3: Once the mix takes on a smooth texture, pour into a cake tin and bake at 180℃ for 40 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool, then leave in the fridge overnight.

    4: Once the cake has set, slice a piece and add your dollop of fresh cream for your ghost and decorate.

    To see how I did the toppings, check the video I made above. Once your cute toppings are done, your cake is ready to enjoy!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

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