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How to get the most out of your Sanrio Puroland experience.
Don’t hate me but you really do need to be at Sanrio Puroland pretty much at opening time. The crowds get crazy big and you want to avoid that at all costs, as this is a relatively small theme park. The below is a guide that gives you a really good feel for the park but doesn’t overwhelm you or have you there for the entire day. It is possible and easy to spend the entire day here if you want to. One of the main perks being that it is inside a climate controlled building and out of the weather.
First ride – the boat ride
We arrived at 09:20 and there was already a 45min wait for the boat ride. When we left at around 2pm the line was well over an hour and the main stair case entrance had been closed off due to the long lines.
Second – Magical Gift Parade
This parade/musical show starts on the hour. You’ll notice that people start reserving spaces on the ground a good 30mins before the show is due to start. Don’t be stressed out about this, as the staff will promptly set up barriers as to where people can and can’t sit. If you have purchased the top level Pur-pass then you might even get yourself a special VIP front row seat, complete with cushion.
Tip – go up to one of the balconies to watch the parade. Again the theme park isn’t huge so you’ll get a great view from above. You can also see the aerobatics much better from the balconies rather then on the ground.
Then run down to the Memory Boys Show – This was a hilariously well put together musical. The differences between this show and the rest of the events on offer at Puroland is certainly the target audience. The age in the room was rather on the higher side. We did see some teenagers but I’d say at a rough guess that the average age was more 20 then 12.
Finally sneak off to the Kawaii Habuki Show
An adorable show full of wonder, delight and some pretty awesome dance moves on a rotating stage. This is a family fun show.
Grab a snack to eat in the cafe area then it’s time to leave.
The café here is separated into different food stations. Which makes it super easy to get food. You’ll want to eat when the Magical Gift Parade is on, so that you can actually get to the food. Price was it isn’t too bad, but really you’re paying for the experience of eating inside what feels like a rainbow. This is mass produced food, designed to thrill young folk. Which it does exactly that.
Tip – if the cafe or other food places within Sanrio Puroland are crazy busy you can leave for lunch and come back. That’s included in your ticket. You can need to get a stamp at the door when you exit. There’s a street about a 3-5min walk away that has takeaway food places. You can’t BYO snacks in and bags are checked at the entrance.