Hello Kitty has been a favourite little girls’ brand for years now. Growing up, there was the Hello Kitty cartoon on television, the backpacks and stationary in the iconic pink colours, the clothing and the Halloween costumes later on that screamed the little cute cat’s name. Now, there are whole stores dedicated to the brand all over the world, from remote cities in Armenia to major metropolitans in Canada. Orange County in USA is opening its first Hello Kitty themed cafe and food truck though such cafes do exist around the world already. Vancouver is getting ready for its first Hello Kitty Convention while fans have just realized that the iconic character is not a cat but a little girl personified as a cat. Hello Kitty has the world enthralled, just as it has had for the last 40 years and she’s not about to disappear from our lives anytime soon either. If anything, the latest theme park dedicated to the charming feline personification proves that Hello Kitty is here to stay for another very long while.
Fans from around the world will be flocking to Anji in Zhejiang province (3 hour drive from Shanghai), around New Year Eve this year as they are given the chance of a lifetime to witness the opening of the new Hello Kitty themed park that will be bringing children’s dreams to life alongside the latest Disneyland in Shanghai. The 150-acre theme park will have 5 zones representing each of nature’s five elements (Wood, Fire, Water, Metal and Earth) with 10 attractions and various performances in each one. It is the third Hello Kitty park in the world, after Puroland and Harmonyland, which are both located in Japan.
A single day ticket for adults will cost around $42 on weekdays and $52 on weekends, child tickets will be cheaper – around $33 on weekdays and $42 on weekends.
Check out the video of the recent inauguration ceremony for the Hello Kitty Park:
Larger than Japan’s Sanrio Puroland, Hello Kitty Park is sure to keep all generations happy as her 40th birthday is happily celebrated.