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Area-residents are invited to Melbourne Square's annual Easter celebration festivities.
The Bunny Photo Experience began Friday, March 28 and will go through Saturday, April 19 in the JCPenney Court.
On Sunday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m., the mall will implement Caring Bunny, which will offer families that have children with special needs a more subdued environment to participate in the photo experience.
Additionally, guests can visit the special Easter event on Saturday, April 12 at 8:30 a.m. for "Breakfast with the Bunny."
On Sunday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m., many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children's cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):
o Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event.
o Eliminating queue lines, through the use of a numbering system, whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.
o Special activities, geared toward the needs of the child during the "wait" period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.
The Simon Kidgits Club will also host a special Easter event on Saturday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m., where Kidgits Club members can enjoy "Breakfast with the Bunny," along with various craft-making activities and games. Participants will receive a Kidgits Easter bucket and Kidgits bunny ears as a keepsake to take home.
The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children, ages 3-8. The Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused for more than a decade, with various events and activities, while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.
For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Melbourne Square's Easter events, visit www.simon.com/kidgits, Facebook.com/MelbourneSquareMall or Twitter.com/MelbourneSqMall.