Loyal fans of the Japanese hit comic One Piece should mark their calendars for the period December 1 to January 16 when One Piece’s popular characters will join the “One Piece Carnival Vana Nava Hua Hin Thailand” festival.
Co-organised by Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle and DEX [Dream Express], the festival doesn’t only allow fans to meet the One Piece characters, but also to join “One Piece Run” with five and 10 kilometre routes. Fans of all ages can run with the nine members of One Piece’s Straw Hat Pirates gang led by Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Franky, and Brook. The run will be held on December 17 at the Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle.
This festival is held to mark the celebration of the 20th anniversary of One Piece, said Vichien Vangveravongsa, general manager of DEX – a sole licensee of One Piece in Thailand.
At Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle, there are four activity zones where visitors can have fun and set off on an adventure with the characters. The Play Ground Zone offers a large One Piece plaything imported directly from Japan and the Exhibition Zone where fans can meet a seven-metre high giant Luffy model and snap pictures at many photo corners around the Thousand Sunny Ship model. The Game Zone is where visitors can play engaging games and get a chance to win souvenirs and the Souvenir Zone offers exclusive official One Piece merchandises.
Book the tickets at www.VananavaHuahin.com. It costs Bt1,500 for adults and Bt1,000 for children. The first 5,000 people will receive a specially designed One Piece wristband exclusive to this event.