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So you're looking for a fun place to spend the night with your family in Surabaya? You should totally check Surabaya Carnival Park. Established in 2014, the carnival-inspired theme park is everyone's favorite place to spend their weekend. It is also arguably the best theme park in Surabaya as you can find all sorts of entertainment here. Whether it adrenaline-pumping rides, kiddie attractions, selfie spots, or even cheerful parades, there's something for everyone.
6 Reasons Why Surabaya Carnival Park is a Perfect Family Holiday Destination
Surabaya Carnival Park is one of the most affordable attractions in the city. To enter the theme park, you only need to pay Rp 60.000,- or $3.95 USD, you will get to access all attractions inside. They often sell vouchers that will give you discounts for the entrance fee, and sometimes, you can even buy foods, drinks or even try the rides for much cheaper price. The vouchers usually sold few weeks before holiday such as Christmas and New Year, so better mark your calendar!
We might have told you this earlier, but we'll re-emphasize it again: the attractions in Surabaya Carnival Park will get you sold. There are over 50 different rides and attractions inside the theme park you can enjoy with your family. Visitors of all ages can choose whichever attraction they love. Romantic couples will definitely love the Carousel or taking romantic photos in Lampions Garden. Brave adults can experience pump of adrenaline rush by attempting Ghost House, Japan Coaster, and Mine Coaster. Children will have a blast hopping from one attraction such as Kids Kingdom, Go Kart, Midway Games, and more.
If you're looking forward to learn more about Surabaya's custom and culture, a visit to Surabaya Carnival Park won't disappoint you. You should check 'Galeri Suroboyo', a small museum located inside the park where you can learn more about the history of Surabaya. The museum also feature pictures of Surabaya City from time to time, East Java's traditional clothes, and local proverbs. The most interesting thing is probably the museum boast numerous miniatures of popular local foods, such as Rujak Cingur, Sate Klopo (Coconut Satay), and Lontong Kupat.
The sound of children cheering, the smell of delicious snacks in the air, and of course the glimmering lights from the attraction are few things that will make you fall in love with Surabaya Carnival Park. It's a place for lots of people from Surabaya and surrounding cities to gather and have a lot of fun. The vibrant atmosphere is energizing, you would hope the night will last longer.
You should absolutely see the night view of Surabaya during your visit in the city. One of the best spots to enjoy the bird-eye view of the city at night is in Surabaya Carnival Park. Just ride on the Ferris Wheel that will take you up to the sky, you'll get to see the breathtaking view of Surabaya's night sky. Even better, come in the afternoon just few minutes before sunset.
So Surabaya Carnival Park is not all about attractions and rides, it is also about delicious and affordable dishes. The food court area in Surabaya Carnival Park is a perfect place to chill while enjoying delectable local dishes. Not only limited to Surabaya's delicacies though, you can also find all sorts of dishes here, one of the most popular ones are obviously Western and Japanese dishes. Grab some snacks or eat something heavy, your choice!
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets to enter Surabaya Carnival Park can be purchased directly from the ticket booth after you arrived, or you can also book them online first to avoid long lines (especially during weekends).
How To Get Around?
Surabaya Carnival Park isn't that extensive, you can reach all attractions inside the theme park by walking. Just be sure to wear your most comfortable walking shoes.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Surabaya Carnival Park is obviously in weekdays. Less crowds, less long lines, and also the ticket's price is much cheaper.
How To Get There?
Located right at the center of the city makes Surabaya Carnival Park is easily reachable by any means of public transportation. You can even walk your way to the theme park if you're somewhere near Jl. Ahmad Yani Number 333.
Other than Galeri Suroboyo, be sure to check out Museum Lilin and Art, as it feature impressive wax statues. It's like a mini less expensive version of Madam Tussauds Museum.