Ancol, Jakarta’s Disneyland Park
Ancol Bay city also named as Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland) is an integrated beach tourism area. The object is a collaboration of beach resort and amusement park. Ancol Park opened in 1966 and now has become the largest integrated tourism area in South East Asia.
The idea of Ancol beach as a tourism site was released by President Soekarno in 1965. The construction was executed by Jakarta’s governor Ali Sadikin. The first area of Ancol Dreamland was marked with Ancol drive-in theater in 1970. In December 1977 the development of Ancol was increased by the Pasar Seni (Arts Market place) Ancol officially opened. The development of Ancol is still going on with renovation and public facilities enhancement.
Ancol provided many facilities, having, Marina beach, and artificial lagoon for fishing and Beach Park for swimming or water activities. It also completed with hotels, apartments, Pondok Putri Duyung resort, Sky lift gondola, restaurants, Hailai nightclubs and golf course.
If you are looking for amusement park, there are Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World), Atlantis Water Adventure, Sea World Aquarium and Gelanggang Samudera.
The Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World) park was opened in 1985 and divided into 8 regions of themes games. This amusement park is as such a Jakarta’s Disneyland Park. The regions are Kawasan (region) Jakarta, Kawasan Balada Kera, Kawasan Indonesia, Kawasan Eropa (Europe), Kawasan Hikayat (Fairy tale), Kawasan Amerika (America), Istana Boneka (Puppet palace) and Kawasan Asia (Asian). The Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World) is the place where you can enjoy the thrilling roller coaster “Halilintar” in Kawasan Asia or “Tornado” in Kawasan Indonesia, Bianglala giant ferris in Kawasan Eropa or Teater Simulator (Simulator theater) in Kawasan Hikayat.
Ancol also provides art market named Pasar Seni Ancol (Ancol Art Market). The market offers many antiques, painting, handicrafts, potters and knick knacks; even you also can see the artisan making the arts work. The art goods are usually made by local artists at there. The market also held an Arts exhibition for artists from all over the country to exhibit their masterpiece. The Art Market opens Monday to Saturday from 2 pm to 9 pm; Sunday, from 10 am to 9 pm.
How to get there?
Ancol Dreamland is located in Jalan Pasir Putih 1, nearby Jalan Lodan Raya & Jalan R.E Martadinata, North Jakarta.
PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol, Tbk.
Jl. Pasir Putih Raya Blok E 5, North Jakarta
Email : [email protected]
Entrance gate fee 25,000 IDR (2015) per person, car vehicle 20,000 IDR & motorbike 15,000 IDR (2015).
Dunia Fantasi amusement park opens daily from 11.00 am – 08.00 pm.
Dunia Fantasi entrance fee: 120,000 IDR in weekend and public holiday; 90,000 IDR in Monday – Friday (2015) per person.
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