JAKARTA – Welcoming the Christmas holidays and New Year 2015, PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol, Tbk as the manager of the Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) presents a new vehicle Hello Kitty Adventure, which was launched on Friday (12.12.2014).
Resort and Recreation Director PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol, Tbk Teuku Sahir said, new rides Adventure Hello Kitty character will invite visitors to drive the machine magic apple time capsule shaped travel around the world ranging from Jakarta, proceed to Bali, Japan, Egypt, the United States, Britain, North Pole, and Greece.
According to him, this trip is not just a regular trip because Hello Kitty will introduce and invite visitors to learn the local knowledge of each country visited.
“With this new vehicle, we are targeting an increase in visitors Dunia Fantasi as much as 10% of the total visitors this year as many as 2.6 million per year,” said Teuku Sahir in Hello Kitty Adventure rides on Friday (12.12.2014).
Teuku explained, new rides Adventure Hello Kitty character, said teuku consists of three parts: Pre Show, Main Show and Photo Talking. Upon entering the arena pre-show, visitors will be treated to dozens of interactive games, including mechanical toggle, Wheel Buble Up, hole view, and another sebaginya. After passing the pre show, visitors will be taken around the World by Hello Kitty. Then, after traveling around the world, visitors can perpetuate the memory of the trip along with Hello Kitty, Dr. Kitty, DR Mimi, Tippy, Tracy and Monkichi in the area of Photo-Taking.
According to Teuku, Hello Kitty chosen because it has a very iconic character and has many fans around the world, including injured Indonesia. “It’s the first time present in Indonesia and the second in the world after Japan,” he said.
The presence of this new vehicle, Teuku ascertain if the admission rate and Dufan Ancol itself is not affected. According to him, rides to-29 present in the land area of 1,150 m2 that is part of the increase in visitor services at the expense of the rate charged for this. That is, the admission rates Dufan or Ancol is touted quite expensive for middle-class economy will certainly aimed at improving visitor services themselves.
“Every year we will present the new rides, in the last year and the year Ice Age rides tomorrow will we bring back a new vehicle. The presence of new rides as a form of reciprocal tariff costs already paid by visitors. We also memastika not Ancol rate increase good will and Dufan in the coming years, “he said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, who was present at the launch vehicle Hello Kitty Adventure, say, the presence of Adventure rides Hello Kitty character is very nice to attract foreign tourists (tourists). Moreover, the icon Hello Kitty character are able to attract children.
“Today tourists in Dufan only 2% of the total 3 million or approximately 300,000 alone. We expect the presence of this new vehicle, Dufan able to attract 4% or about 400,000 foreign tourists because I’ve been warned if the holder of the first decision in the manufacture of vehicle it is kids who generally love animals, “he said,
Related tariffs, Arif asserts not only man-made such as Ancol rides are considered expensive but it all. However, he did not answer how great rates charged on Ancol and Dufan. According to him, all the expensive rates that will be coupled with infrastructure improvements.
“We had to write to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation. Besides, we also focus on promotion tours in Indonesia,” said Arif.