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“Disappointing”

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
Ranked #4 of 66 things to do in Johor Bahru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The first Hello Kitty theme park outside of Japan.
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hello Kitty was just spread over 1 floor. The entrance fee was RM85 (For Malaysians. Non Malaysians pay a different rate).
You get to visit the famous cat's pink self themed home. See Kitty and Daniel dance and sing. The rates includes self DIY activities of nail painting, cookie decorating, jewelry making and costume dress up. Besides the cookie being in the shape of Kitty herself, the kids expected the nail painting and jewelry accessories to at least be Kitty themed. Instead it was very generic offerings.
The next 2 floors incorporate Barney, Pingu, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina themed activities. With scheduled selected character appearances and a mini theme park with rides for the little ones. Nothing to shout about.
Crowd control was bad. Staff have no concept of managing que-cutters and rude visitors who often are non-english speakers. Even for a local like myself, i had trouble understanding the sing song instructions dished out in local accented english! But kudos to staff for patiently having to repeat activity instructions.
Food and drinks are not allowed inside. But there are a few small caves offering food at premium prices of course.
Hello Kitty fans will love the merchandise store for its array of cute but pricey souvenirs.

1  Thank QinZir
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Review covers all parks. Pre-schoolers, especially girls due to the types of activities especially in Hello Kitty Town, will enjoy the park as they have very familiar TV characters to kids of those ages. A fun, full day outing to cover all the Hello Kitty Town, Barney, Thomas the Train which are the main attractions of the entire complex. Rides and activities are very child (below 7) friendly, as such it may lack excitement for older children. While its easy to get caught up with Hello Kitty Town on the first floor (where there are often queue for activities), you should allocate enough time to go up to the 3rd floor for the Thomas the Train rides (milder, mini versions of theme park rides like crane drop, 360 spin, bumper car ride, ferris wheel, etc) and catch the Barney show. Kids will get to see the real size Barney like the ones you see at concerts albeit for just 10mins. Somehow, its one of those characters who really gets kids on their feet dancing and singing.

1  Thank Yeannie
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

its expensive if you're non-local.

It is fun, nice to the sight; a good reminder of childhood loved. No need to get 2-Park ticket as staff don't check,so Single Park Ticket is good enough.

4-Story building with an attached Traders Hotel.
1St-floor: Sanrio Gift Shop
2Nd-floor: Hello Kitty Studios for nails, cookies & Jewellery to pick up.
3Rd-floor: The Little Big Club: you'll find Barney&Courtyard and Angelina Ballerina threater
4Th-floor: Amusement Theme Park + Maze-climb

Food is expected to be at the high-end but ok. Sushi King is affordable but so-so in taste.

Overall, fun!

1  Thank AmandaWhoTravel
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

With Malaysian ID, we were given a discounted price of RM55 per pax. Original ticket price was RM85.

There are 3 floors of attractions:

1) Hello Kitty
2) Little Big Club - Barney/Pingu/Bob the Builder/Angelina
3) Thomas & Friends.

Very suitable for children below 8 y.o. Most rides were very mild and unexciting for older kids.
In Hello Kitty town, some kitty activities available such as nail decoration, costume/photobooth, making of kitty coasters, cookie baking etc. But there isn't much to shout about as the activities are too mundane and can be available outside.

We had the chance to attend 1 show of Hello Kitty story and 1 show by Barney. I would say these 2 shows were more the saviour of the entire trip. The 3rd floor is where most rides are located. There were about 10 rides altogether.

Food & Drinks are very limited and very very expensive. A packet of Nasi Lemak cost RM12 and quality could be better.

Overall, the idea & location is ok, but too expensive for the quality of attraction. Hope they will improve.

2  Thank Sandy L
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very average and really not much activities for parents. For children is ok but they get bored quite fast. On the outside is also not much activities yet in the main building.

1  Thank maximus2390
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