China Opens “Hello Kitty” Theme Park but it Cost $325M to Build

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Attendants arrive at an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. With an investment of $325 million, Hello Kitty Park will be China’s first large scale amusement park scheduled to open to the public on New Year’s day. According to state media, there are nearly 60 theme parks being built across China at the moment. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Guests arrive at an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Attendants arrive at an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Guests attend an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Attendants arrive at an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Guests attend an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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The entrance of a Hello Kitty amusement park is seen in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Guests attend an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Local residents watch an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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A man carries Hello Kitty plush toys during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Labourers work on a section of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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A section of a Hello Kitty amusement park is seen undergoing construction in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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A local resident walks at a section of a Hello Kitty amusement park undergoing construction in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Guests attend an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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A man signs on a Hello Kitty cut-out during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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