One of Facebook’s biggest threats in Asia, LINE, has its own theme park in Taiwan’s capital city.
Japan-based LINE and other free messaging apps are more popular than Facebook in many emerging markets, especially in China where Facebook is banned. The company behind LINE opened up this exhibition last month and will leave it open until April 27.
Instead of roller coasters and Ferris wheels, it features exhibits like a model town occupied by LINE’s selection of cartoon stickers known as Cony, Moon and Brown. Moon is the pale, bald statue, Brown is the bear, and Cony is the rabbit. Stickers are a big source of success for LINE, and these three are the most popular ones.
Also, other pieces of artwork made by the app’s designers are posted on walls for patrons to take pictures.
LINE posted a few photos on its website so take a look inside the first theme park in Taipei.
Buses decorated with LINE's colourful cartoon characters pick up visitors at specified locations around the city.
The theme park has multiple exhibits to visit. The smiling statue is one of LINE's popular characters, named Moon.
Walk down this hallway to get to the next exhibit. The stickers on the wall are the same ones hanging in LINE's offices.
Finally, finish your trip in the LINE Magic Room. The company doesn't explain what happens here, though.
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