Does China Celebrate Halloween? Many people from home ask me this question while I’m teaching here. My first encounter with Halloween in China was last year 2016.
I’m hoping this series will serve as an official I N V E S T I G A T I O N into this matter. Lol, excuse my dramatic self.
Exhibit A is the Knights Hotel at Europark.
Why are we at Knights Hotel?
Our school decided to throw our bi-annual Halloween Party at a theme park. Wut? Except, there was a crazy twist to this idea. Best Learning has 4 centers in Jinan. One of them was expected to perform the Michael Jackson “Thriller” dance and another…aka, MY center had to do a play outside, on a stage in the parking lot of the Knights Hotel
.BUT GUESS WHAT?! There was ANOTHER twist. Oh, China, nothing is ever straightforward. This play was broken up into two halves. In between these two halves, the students had to complete 5 missions and get on rides in the amusement park.
OH BUT WHAT DO YOU KNOW?! Yet ANOTHER twist. Us teachers, who were participating in the play, were not allowed to go into the amusement park with the other team leaders and students.We had to sit in the hotel for 4 hours doing absolutely nothing!
However, I thought of a great idea! I decided to do a little photoshoot in the hotel with the “goblin” costume the school provided ( I looked nothing like a goblin character) and find out more information about this fancy hotel.
What was our play about?
Synopsis: After a fierce battle, an Evil King was trapped in a dungeon. His two goblin minions have been trying to free him, but whatever they are doing is not working. In order for him to be free, he needs the blood of the Princess. Goblins kidnap Princess. King of Justice devises a plan to rescue his daughter. End of First Half. The students have to complete missions to get the materials that are needed to rescue the Princess. Second half details the efforts to rescue the Princess. The ending is self-explanatory. This play has knights, heroes, kings, etc. Basically a play to fit the theme of the park and the hotel.
Knights Hotel Europark
Cheapest Price: King Bed or Twin Room: 590元 on weekends, 448元 on weekdays. However you can find some amazing deals on Ctrip.
This lobby was full of Halloween decorations! I have so many photos! Here’s more lol!
Bar in Lobby
Posing With Knights in the Lobby Area
Knights Kids Area
Suit of Armor Displays in G. Floor Hallways!
Dining Hall with Pumpkin and Squash Patch
Guest Room Area. Floors 1-3
China’s Next Top Model on the Second Floor
Eileen and I decided to do some runway walks on the second floor, because WHY NOT? We have 4 hours to kill.
More Halloween Decor
I had a great time taking photos with Eileen in the Knights Hotel. However I won’t be happy tomorrow, because we have to do it ALL again. I have to find a way to entertain myself for 4 hours since I’ve taken all the pictures and now written a blog post about the hotel.
Look forward to tomorrow’s part two post. I will share photos and stories about the Halloween Decorations inside the theme park!
Would you like to stay here in this hotel? On a scale from 1-5, how cheesy is this themed hotel? 5 being the cheesiest!