Attention, super fans! Roll up to the new ‘Barbie’ movie (or someplace else) in a bright pink limo
KAILUA-KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - You can now live the complete Barbie fantasy thanks to a limousine service on Hawaii Island that’s pulling out all the stops to celebrate the new movie.
Julia Hutton, “chief enjoyment officer” at PinkLimoKona, says the company is now offering a glamorous and unforgettable experience — perfect for transporting Barbie fans of all ages.
It’s called the “Barbie” Watching Tour.
The tour will set a group of two to eight adults back $800 for four hours. Every additional hour costs $165. Participants get decorations, beverages, and Barbie-themed gift bags.
(Movie tickets aren’t included.)
If you’re wondering about why there’s a bright pink limo on the Big Island, look no farther than Hutton — who says she’s always had an affinity for unique cars, beginning with a family connection to the iconic Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.
“I’ve always had a penchant for weird and unusual cars. And I’d keep wondering why.And I think it all goes back to my childhood when my uncle was the chief engineer at Oscar Meyer. I was just fascinated by the Wienermobile; I couldn’t get enough of it,” she joked.
And this pink limo is actually Hutton’s second.
“This is not the first pink limo I’ve had,” said Hutton. “It was another pink limo. It was a Lincoln Town Car type. And I bought that for my then business which was called ‘Biker Babes and Beyond.’”
She made the decision to close up shop on the first pink limo business. And after years on the mainland, she ended up on Hawaii Island with the goal of a simple retirement with family.
But she quickly realized retirement wasn’t for her.
“I wanted something fun, something that I could use my skills and in what I had learned ... but I wanted something that was definitely fun. And when I saw this pink limo, I went, that’s it.”
In 2020, a second pink limo popped into her life at just the right time.
Shipped over from Vegas, the bright pink 2008 Chrysler 300 was available for sale in Hilo — and a pink lightbulb went off for Hutton. PinkLimoKona limo service was born.
Offering various services from airport pick up and drop off to princess parties for keiki and bachelorette parties, this limo — aptly called “PinkGo” — is available for all your fabulous transportation needs. And safe to say, the car is a hit.
“When we take it anywhere, it doesn’t matter where people are honking it, oh. Taking pictures, taking videos of it,” said Hutton.
As of the summer of 2023, Hutton jumped at the chance to offer her newest service: That Barbie Watching Tour. “We’ve got whale watching. We’ve got people watching, we’ve got bird watching here. We can have Barbie watching too. Little play on words, right?” she said.
If you’re interested in booking a ride for you and your friends, you can find out more information on PinkLimoKona here or by calling (808) 430-5935.
PinkLimoKona is also looking for drivers, so if you have a clean driving record and are fun (important detail), contact Hutton through her website.
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