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Creatures of the Night Come Out for Halloween at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

Dana Point, United States

33.476574, -117.718431

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Guests don spooky costumes and celebrate Halloween with Creatures of the Night. Presented through Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment, Creatures of the Night is offered nightly Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. and is $65 per person. Guests or the young at heart enjoy a unique treat for the senses with activities that include the Shadow Game, a Ghoulish Smell, Bump in the Night, Monster Madness, Let Me Pick Your Brain, and Candy Bar Taste Test.


Creatures of the Night is designed to enliven the five senses. The sense of sight is explored as guests try to identify shadows of different animals in the Shadow Game. In Ghoulish Smell, candied apples, chocolate bars, candy corn, and pumpkins are placed in a box for guests to identify by their smellTesting the sense of hearing, sounds and songs are played and guests attempt to verify the animal noises, scary sound or spooky song in Bump in the Night. Let Me Pick Your Brain examines the sense of touch. Items like spaghetti (for brains) and grapes (for eyeballs) are placed in a box for guests to guess what they actually are. In the Candy Bar Taste Test, guests are blindfolded and presented with a series of Halloween treats (candy corn, Baby Ruth bar, gummy worms) and are asked to identify each one by its taste.


About Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and Jean-Michel Cousteau partnered to bring eco-adventures through Ambassadors of the Environment that promise to open guest’s eyes to Southern California’s unique ecosystems, and open their heart to their connection to the larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, choose from 15 different excursions, dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Throughout these unique eco-tours, the Southern California surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having fun. Through exploration and active study, Ambassadors have meaningful experiences that imbue them with a deep appreciation and respect for nature, as well as an understanding of how to live more environmentally responsibly. At the heart of these Southern California adventures are four principles: everything is connected; there is no waste in nature; everything runs on energy; and biodiversity is good. Kids, youth and adult adventures are a discovery experience that transforms the way guests appreciate and value the planet that sustains us.


Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits on a 150-foot bluff with panoramic white-water views of the Pacific Ocean and two-miles of sandy beach.  The resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage.  As the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury, the resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years.  For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at

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