Sunday, November 21, 2010

Teddy Bear World Hawaii

Yesterday, Mai and I decided to and check out the newly, recently opened Teddy Bear World Hawaii in Waikiki. It is in the former Planet Hollywood location. Teddy Bear World Hawaii is the first Teddy Bear Museum franchise to open outside of Korea.

When you first arrive there, you walk directly into the gift shop, which is where you purchase the tickets. I don't know if this is just a special promotion or if it's a permanent thing but if you purchase $30.00 or more in the gift shop, you will get a $10.00 discount off of your ticket purchase. Mai and I decided to buy something but separately, our purchases would have been under $30.00 so we combined our purchases under one sale and was able to get the $10.00 ticket discount.

After you purchase your ticket, you go up the escalator and there is a wall with Teddy Bears around the World. It was difficult to get the full wall but I managed to take a picture of the section that featured Asia.

I don't know how many people saw the K-Drama, "Goong" aka "The Palace" but a portion of one of the episodes took place at a Teddy Bear Museum and I was expecting it to be similar. It was quite different because what I saw in the drama were showcases of teddy bears. At this museum, there were themed showcases and the themes were mechanical. There is a motion detecter eye so when you step into that area, the mechanization starts. It's like a little wonderland. There are different theme areas in the museum--8 Wonders of America, Dinosaur Park, Save the Planet, All About Teddy Bears and Hawaii in Hawaii. I thought that the most impressive portion was the Dinosaur Park. The dinosaurs roar and move as well as some of the teddy bears.

I thought that the cutest display was the panda bear display. Some of the pandas were dancing!

At the end of the museum tour, there is a mini show. I'll leave you with a short clip of that show.

I've uploaded the pictures that I took of our little trip here at this album. You're welcome to take a look.

I know that this isn't beauty or fashion related at all but I hope you enjoyed it. We had fun.



Jennifer said...

lol the pandas look so cute!! have you seen the real ones though :D? They look super chubby and cuddly!

i got a small bear from my bf yesterday - what a coincidence :)!

galpal.hi said...

I actually haven't seen real ones in person, just on tv. The cutest ones are the baby pandas. There was a Japanese show in which a Japanese idol worked with baby pandas and it was sooo cute. It was at some panda reserve in China and I believe that these baby pandas were orphans.


BV said...

Hi Kat...
Another weird coincidence - I have watched Goong as Yoon Eun Hye is my most fave Korean actress. Unlike so many - she's not had plastic surgery - she's 100% natural!! LOLz.
I love the pandas but you know teddies are just so cute anyway...