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An integrated recreational area of parks, swimming pool, and art market in Ancol district, Jakarta
Pleasurable Leisure in Ancol Dreamland
Featuring more than 40 rides and attraction, it is not overboard to say that Dunia Fantasy is by far is the most inclusive theme park in Indonesia. Located at reclaimed land at the Bay of Jakarta, Dunia Fantasy is divided into eight regions, namely Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia, Africa, America, Europe, and Fantasi Hikayat (Legendary Fantasy) that includes Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt architecture. Considering that most visitors enjoy thrilling rides, some of Dunia Fantasi's most popular attractions are Hysteria, Istana Boneka (Doll's Palace), Niagara flume ride, Tornado, Kora-Kora, and Ontang Anting. Besides the regular rides, the visitors may also watch seasonal attractions such as Le Belles cabaret show, Russian Circus, and Euro Kids Circus.
In Ocean Dream Samudra, the visitors will see lots of animal shows which the stars are the trained dolphin and sea lion. Moreover, the venue also features a small aquarium and a 4D theater that showcases animal movies with the special effect of cool breezes and water sprays. In the present time, Ocean Dream Samudra also holds the 'Under the Sea Musical Dance' at the Underwater Theater that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Renowned as one of the largest oceanarium in Southeast Asia, SeaWorld Ancol features thousand of sea creatures that are divided many areas, such as the main pool where you can see approximately 3,500 marine animals, freshwater area for Piranha, Arapaima Gigas, and the electric eel, Sharkquarium for seven different species of sharks and Antasena tunnel, the 80-meter long tunnel inside the main tank that features automatic travelator and transparent roof, allowing the visitors to get different perspective of underwater without getting wet, as well as the Ecosystem Tank which consists of Sponge, Coral, Clownfish, and Guppies, Deep Sea area in a glass tube, and Dugong Tank.
Placed in five-hectare of land that used to be Gelanggang Renang (Swimming Courtyard), Atlantis Water Adventure is a water park within Ancol Dreamland. The recreation area includes a variety of pool, namely the wave pool, continuous flowing river pool, rainbow ball pool, children's pools, and waterfall pool, as well as the slides scattered in these pools. Don't worry about getting hungry after swimming because there are five restaurants and a food court that offer dishes in local and international taste.
Has been operated since 1977, Ancol Art Market is recognized for being the handicrafts and art products center that spread around 5.25-hectare area. Featuring approximately 210 kiosks that offer artists' creations around the site Ancol Art Market also has its own Art Academy where you can learn about all about art, such as vocal, keyboard, classical piano, electric guitar, drum, violin, web design, painting, multimedia, and handmade ceramics. You can visit Ancol Art Market from 9 am to 9 pm every day, whereas 'New Friday Jazz Nite' is held every Friday night at 8.30 pm.
Lastly, the place within Ancol Dreamland that you must visit is Ancol Eco Park. Otherwise known by the name of Allianz Ecopark and built in 2011, the 34-hectare area is suitable for the family recreation and education and consists of four sections, namely Eco Energy, Eco Care, Eco Nature, and Eco Art. Many exhibitions of artworks, flora, and fauna are displayed in Ancol Eco Park, as well as the educational promotion of energy saving and using energy wisely with the latest source. In addition, Ancol Eco Park once hosted the reunion show of Indonesian Idol in 2012 and the World Robot Olympiad in 2013, making it the right venue to hold important and big-scaled events.
How to Get Tickets?
The entrance fee to enter Ancol Dreamland is divided based on the area that you want to visit. For more information, you can visit the official website of Ancol Dreamland or tourism websites.
How To Get Around?
Everyone is able to explore Ancol Dreamland comfortably, including people who have the walking impairment, disability, and wheelchair user as the pathways are wide to roam around. In addition, the street around the site provides benches to sit so you do not have to worry when you are getting tired of walking.
What Should I Wear?
It is best to wear comfortable outfits such as the shirt, cardigan, and pants along with your choices of footwear, be it sneakers or sandals along with the camera to capture the moment and landscape in the site. Don't forget to use sunscreen and hat during the sunny day, as well as to bring the raincoat and umbrella during the rainy season.
Best Time to Visit
It is best to visit Ancol Dreamland in the early morning and late afternoon as the weather is not too hot and stuffy to walk around.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you do not necessarily need a guided tour to explore Ancol Dreamland as the site is relatively easy to explore on your own.
How To Get There?
You can reach Ancol Dreamland by driving your own vehicle or using public transportation such as Commuter Line Train or TransJakarta bus. If you use Commuter Line Train, get off at Kampung Bandan or Ancol Station and continue your trip by using the taxi or online ojek such as Go-Jek or Grab. On the other hand, you can transit from corridor 1 and 5 and get off at Ancol stop when you take TransJakarta bus.