Source: PR Times Sanrio Puroland to hold first ever video call character greeting as theme park remains closed 2020-06-10 Wed 2020-06-10 Wed For some people, the best part of going to a theme park is the rides. For others it may be the food. But for some, there’s no bigger thrill than finally meeting their favourite character in the (sort of) flesh. View this post on Instagram A post shared by サンリオピューロランド (@purolandjp) on May 28, 2020 at 9:00pm PDT But since most theme parks have had to stay closed for the safety of visitors during the coronavirus pandemic, chances to meet the theme park characters and mascots have been thin on the ground. For lovers of Hello Kitty and her various comrades, Tokyo’s Sanrio Puroland have come up with a way to allow some fan-character interactions without putting anyone at risk. As part of the celebrations for the 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking (a very important yearly event), characters who ranked within the top 10 will be holding video calls with fans for the first time ever. The fans who applied to take part will be chosen through a lottery. Using the app Talkport, the lucky fans can directly communicate with their favourite character for 2 minutes, one-on-one, from the comfort of their own home, while the characters will be located at Puroland. The event will take place on 14th June. For a full run down of this year’s Sanrio ranking including who nabbed the top spot this year, check out our previous article! By - Jess. Source:PR Times Tags: Sanrio / Sanrio Puroland / Theme Parks grape Japan Entertainment Sanrio Puroland to hold first ever video call character greeting as theme park remains closed Related Article Kiki and Lala take over Tokyo Tower with sparkly pastel Little Twin Stars projection mapping Little Twin Stars take over Sanrio Puroland with pastel food wonderland for Kiki and Lala’s 45th anniversary Japanese baking artist has the perfect transforming bread for Super Cat Day Nara’s ‘nature’ organic doughnuts debut first ever Hello Kitty collaboration treats, available to order online Feast your eyes on Pompompurin’s insanely cute birthday menu [Photogallery] [Hidden Wonders of Japan] There’s A Hello Kitty Extravaganza at Keio Plaza Hotel!