SIMON KIDGITS CLUB HOSTING HAPPY HAUNTING HALLOWEEN EVENTS
AT ORLANDO MALLS
‘Bully Free Zone’ App Released by Captain McFinn also available
The Florida Mall and Seminole Towne Center will offer Orlando and Sanford-area children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities as the Simon Kidgits Club® presents their annual Halloween events.
“Orlando is the perfect place for families looking for Halloween entertainment in a fun, safe community environment,” said Andrea Bjornlie, director of marketing and business development at The Florida Mall. “Whether kids want to show off their new costume or take home some Halloween-themed crafts, there is an activity here for every ghost, witch, princess and werewolf. This Halloween event is a great addition to our year-long Simon Kidgits Club programs.”
This year, The Simon Kidgits Club will recognize October as Bully Prevention Month in association with ‘Malls & Retailers Unite Against Bullying,’ and their children’s property Captain McFinn.
Captain McFinn promotes social and emotional development in children through live virtual playdates, online games, apps and resources for parents and teachers.
At the Orlando Halloween Kidgits events, a free app called The Bully Free Zone will be available for download. The Bully Free Zone is an app released by Captain McFinn and features fun activities, a new McFinn cartoon, and a chance for families to win a free iPad Air.
Families who download the app can sign the Bully Free pledge and help spread the word about bully prevention. They can also spread kindness with one of the app’s featured activities, the Kindness Calendar. With the Kindness Calendar, children and parents receive prompts to complete acts of kindness. Once an act is complete, it is tracked in the Kindness feed. The more kind acts that are accomplished, the more badges children and their parents receive. This free app is a perfect and fun way for families to participate in Bully Prevention Month.
As part of the Simon Kidgits Club ® Movie Series, The Florida Mall will host Kidgits Halloween featuring Monsters University on October 25 from 5-7 p.m. in the East Wing near Buca di Beppo. Members will enjoy giveaways, refreshments, entertainment and a special viewing of the Monsters Inc. movie.
Spiders, bats, black cats and more, join us for all the Halloween events The Florida Mall has in store! The Malloween event on October 31 will be held mall-wide from 6-8 p.m. Stop by Simon Guest Services to start your candy collection and find out about all the delicious treats to be found at the mall. Additionally, look for several candy stations, “Mad Science” entertainment, games, prizes, music, balloons and face painting. Wear your cool costume and join us at this free event!
Enjoy mall-wide trick or treating and more at Seminole Towne Center on October 31. All little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses (12 years and younger) are invited to enjoy a spooktacular time at the Seminole Towne Center Mall-O-Ween event from 6-8 p.m. The mall will host a variety of different activities as well as mall-wide trick-or-treating. Photos will be available at Picture Yourself, near JCPenney and start at $7.55 plus tax. Kidgits members will receive one photo free with the purchase of two.
The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.
Simon Kidgits Club members receive a variety of goodies, including a Simon Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday card and gift, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits/.
The Florida Mall
Central Florida’s largest shopping center, The Florida Mall, welcomes more than 20 million visitors per year and spans nearly 1.8 million square feet. This lively shopping destination offers an experiential environment with more than 250 unique entertainment, retail and dining options enjoyed by international guests, residents and families alike. At The Florida Mall, desirable anchors Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s complement chic concepts like A/X Armani Exchange, H&M, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, and XXI Forever.
Many retailers at The Florida mall – such as a Zara flagship, The Disney Store, and one of only four worldwide M&M’s World stores – are exclusive to Central Florida. Adding to that list, visitors can look forward to American Girl’s first Orlando store in fall 2014 and Crayola Experience’s first Orlando store in summer 2015. Additionally, a new Dining Pavilion will open in spring 2015, promising more dining choices and health-conscious options.
Located minutes from the Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World Resort, the mall offers a home away from home for visitors at the 511-room hotel on property, The Florida Hotel and Conference Center. Two Guest Services locations and valet parking are also available for customer convenience. The shopping center is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m. For additional information, contact the mall shopping line at (407) 851-6255 or visit www.shopfloridamall.com.
About Seminole Towne Center
Seminole Towne Center is anchored by Dillard’s, jcpenney, Macy’s and Sears and offers more than 120 specialty shops and five full-service restaurants located throughout the mall. Seminole Towne Center is conveniently located at the intersection of I-4 and SR 46 (Exit 101C) in Sanford, Florida. For more information about Seminole Towne Center stores or events, please contact the shopping line at (407) 323-1843. Seminole Towne Center is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.
About Captain McFinn
Captain McFinn and Friends is a children’s property that promotes social and emotional development in children ages 3-5. Through live virtual playdates, online games, ground-breaking apps, and resources for parents and teachers, Captain McFinn and Friends hopes to help children and their parents stand up against bullying and learn to take responsibility for their actions.