One Piece Ship to Anchor at Japanese Theme Park
posted on by Eric Stimson
Ahoy, landlubbers! The Thousand Sunny, the preferred vessel of the Straw Hat Pirates in One Piece, is paying a call at the port of Laguna Ten Bosch, a theme park in Gamagori, southeast of Nagoya. Interested fans are invited to board the ship for a few hours to partake in a cruise. They will be treated to a stage show, music and a toast to the Straw Hat crew. Commemorative mugs and certificates will be given as souvenirs.
The premium cruises will be offered on July 4 and 5, four times a day. If you can't make it for those, fear not: the Thousand Sunny will still ply the waves afterwards until the end of August, and guests will still be able to take their pictures with the Straw Hat pirates. There just won't be a stage show.
Tickets can be bought at 7-11 stores in Japan. Prices for adults (middle school age and above) range from 3,500 yen ($28) on the premium cruise to 1,200 yen ($9.70) on the regular cruise during the week (weekend prices rise to 1,600 yen/$12.90). The cruise commemorates a similar experience offered in 2011 at Huis Ten Bosch, Laguna Ten Bosch's sister theme park in Nagasaki.
In addition, the port of Laguna Ten Bosch will be reworked as "Sunny's Port Area," with restaurants and cafes offering One Piece-themed menus, shops selling One Piece merchandise, and places to reenact famous One Piece scenes.