Taipei--Entertainment and theme parks around Taiwan have been offering discounts for the Lunar New Year holiday in a bid to attract as many visitors as possible, in particular on Sunday, the 2nd day of the Year of the Rooster, when the number of visitors is expected to hit a peak.
Some of them have been working with public transportation services operators to mark down fares to the entertainment parks.
Lihpao Land (????), located in Taichung, central Taiwan, and Leofoo Water Park (???), located in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, are allowing children aged below 10 and 12, respectively, to enter the amusement parks for free, if accompanied by adults.
If visitors take the Ubus (????) from Taipei to Lihpao Land, they will spend only NT$999, including the bus fare and entertainment park ticket, during the holiday, instead of the regular NT$1,060.
For its part, Leofoo Water Park will charge visitors only NT$599 instead of the regular NT$999 if they take the Hsuchu Bus (????) directly to the amusement park.
With the cherry blossom season approaching, Yun Hsien Resort (????) in Wulai, northern Taiwan, which is a good place for people to see cherry blossoms, provides a package in which visitors will spend only NT$488 to take the cable car and enjoy a "sakura-themed" meal.
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village (?????), located in Taichung, is also an ideal place for sakura-loving visitors. The amusement park has marked down its ticket to NT$580 from the regular NT$780.
Janfusun Fancy World (?????) in Yunlin and Kaohsiung-based E Da Theme Park (????), the largest amusement park in southern Taiwan, provide devices powered by virtual reality technology, hoping that visitors will enjoy the immersion experience of VR headsets.
The Tourism Bureau said that visitors are encouraged to obtain membership of the amusement parks around Taiwan ahead of Feb. 1, so that they can take part in a lucky draw. The prizes include a "buy one, get one discount" for select souvenirs offered by the amusement parks, or free gifts.
The bureau said that to avoid traffic jams during the holiday, the public should use public transportation to visit the amusement park during the holiday.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel