April 11, 2013

Gloria's Fantasyland.

I felt like an 8-year-old again the moment I saw the castle structure that served as the entrance of Gloria's Fantasyland. It reminded me so much of my first visit to Tokyo Disneyland many years ago. Although Gloria's Fantasyland is smaller compared to Disney, it is magical in its own right. Aptly named, it is probably every little child's dream playground. It has exciting kiddie rides, exhilarating 3D and 5D rides, a horror house, and a fabulous musical show!

The entire park is well-maintained, beautiful, clean. And no, it is nothing like a perya. This one, although located in the quiet town of Dapitan is, by all means, a theme park.

I also really like the idea that it is just about 15 minutes away from Dakak Park and Beach Resort by van (30 mins by bus). Imagine this -- you, basking under the sun at Dakak's white-sand beach in the morning, zip lining at Dakak Adventure Zone in the afternoon, and enjoying the magic of Gloria's Fantasyland in the evening. That certainly sounds like a perfect vacation to me.

My nephews and nieces will love this place, I am pretty sure of that. They'd be thrilled if I'd take them there before the summer ends.

Magic starts here.

The Horror House.

Fantasyland's show is fantastic!
Great costumes and awe-inspiring performances!

Waiting for the show to start.

For this, I will go back!


Edit : As of May 2015

According to Gloria's Fantasyland's Online Marketing Manager, A. Laput, in a message she left in my blog today (15 May 2015), their fees have increased. This is the new rate from the LINK she gave me --

Shows start at 09:30 PM
Joie De Vivre (Joy of Life)
Fire and Thunder Show
Festival of Colors/Parade of Cultures
Fireworks Display

Ticket Information: Php1000/person

*Includes unlimited access to all Rides and Attractions and Various Shows.
Note: Rate is subject to change without prior notice.

Gates Open:
4:00 P.M. to 12:00 M.N. – Tuesday to Sunday
CLOSED – Monday

. . . . .

PARK FEES (as of April 2013)

Day Tour | 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Weekdays (Monday-Thursday)
Php 300 : Ride All You Can (Adults)
Php 150 : Ride All You Can (Kids)
Php 100 : Sightseeing with Special Attractions
Php 75 : Sightseeing

Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)/Holidays
Php 350 : Ride All You Can (Adults)
Php 200 : Ride All You Can (Kids)
Php 150 : Sightseeing with Special Attractions
Php 100 : Sightseeing

Night Tour | 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Weekdays (Monday-Thursday)
Php 400 : Ride All You Can (Adults)
Php 200 : Ride All You Can (Kids)
Php 350 : Ride All the Rides Once
Php 200 : Sightseeing with Attractions
Php 100 : Sightseeing

Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)/Holidays
Php 450 : Ride All You Can (Adults)
Php 250 : Ride All You Can (Kids)
Php 400 : Ride All the Rides Once
Php 250 : Sightseeing with Attractions
Php 150 : Sightseeing

Main Attractions
Php 100 : 5D Cinema
Php 100 : Horror House
Php 100 : Go Kart

Closed every Monday.
Business Hours : 3pm - 11pm

Just outside the castle fortress of Gloria's Fantasyland
is a commercial complex called Gloria de Dapitan.
It has rows of restaurants and boutiques.

It also has a bowling alley and a gym.
When you are done with all the rides at Fantasyland,
you can play bowling here or dine at one of the restaurants in the complex.

And this is, perhaps, one of my favorites -- a spa called Hilot.
A foot or a full body massage would be the perfect ending to a Fantasyland visit.

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How to Get There

From Manila or Cebu or some other major cities,
take a flight to Dipolog City.
Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and Philippine Airlines fly to Dipolog daily.

Dakak has a kiosk at the Dipolog airport.
Just approach any of their staff.
Dakak has a van that will take you to the resort.

. . . . .

Gloria's Fantasyland

Dapitan Main Office
PLDT Line(s): (065) 9060054 to 55
Mobile : +63 917 6277991 | +63 9228159124 | +63 9399225401
Telefax: (065) 2136247
Email: inquiry@fantasylandtours.com | fantasylandsadapitan@yahoo.com

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