If you happen to be visiting Thailand soon, there is a big chance that you might happen to experience the Hello Kitty carnival. Tourists and locals staying at a 4 star hotel in Bangkok until the end of May will be able to see Hello Kitty and her adorable friends as they visit the capital city for a limited time only. This is the first time that a pop-up carnival dedicated to the Sanrio characters will be visiting Thailand. Guests will have the chance the join in games, take photos with the characters and enjoy a number of attractions that are designed specifically for the die-hard fans of the legendary character.
The carnival which is called Hello Kitty Go Around originally came from Hong Kong. It was opened in the middle of the previous month and is located inside one of the popular shopping centres in Bangkok, the Donki Mall Thonglor.
Sanrio is one of the most popular companies in Japan which coincidentally owns the brand Hello Kitty. It has given the rights for AHM Entertainment, a local event company in the country, to operate the carnival. The carnival will be accessible to the public at the said venue until the end of the month of May. After which, the management will be announcing its permanent venue.
During the news conference for the opening of the carnival, Yuko Tsuji who is the director of Sanrio said that Hello Kitty is known to be one of the most loved characters by the Thais for the past four decades. The management of the carnival expects to welcome around 150,000 visitors with majority of them Hello Kitty fans between the age of 30 and 40 years old along with family guests.
Adults entering the carnival will have to pay 350 baht while children need to pay 280 baht each. There is no need to despair for those staying fans at a 4 star hotel in Bangkok after May because Don Quijote, a discount retailer from Japan, has already announced the opening of a dedicated Hello Kitty photo studio and restaurant inside the mall before the year ends.