What it would have been like if we have a theme park in the Philippines that can compare to Disney World? Actually, we could have had one with Fantasy World!
Fantasy World is a theme park located in Lemery, Batangas. It was built in 2001 and once owned by a Japanese businessman. Right now, the home owners association operates and maintains the theme park.
If you are familiar with the TV show Majika, Fantasy World was the location of their shoot and it was truly magical! Fantasy World’s medieval theme would have been a world-class amusement and recreation park and the rides can rival to those in Disney World or Disneyland.
How to Get There
We were actually in a private van when we went there, but I asked for help with the directions. Let me know if there’s something I need to edit on this guide. :)
- Ride a bus going to Balayan / Calatagan / Nasugbu
- Drop off at “Boundary” (Boundary of Nasugbu and Alfonso, Cavite)
- Ride a jeep going to Lemery and ask if it’s via Diokno Road
- Drop off at Fantasy World
It costs Php 1,000 for a group of 10 persons. Even if you’re alone, you need to pay Php 1,000 so it’s better to come with friends or a group so you can save. :)
We went there as a side trip after our Mt. Maculot Day Hike. Since I already know about its situation, I didn’t expect much, but I was still disappointed. Maybe I got really sad that this actually has a lot of potential.
It felt really creepy because it was so quiet and no one else was in there except for our group. Add up the gloomy weather! Haha The rides are also not operating anymore and the structures are not well maintained. I think that is the reason why people call it “abandoned”.
I believe that this could be successful if developed. The supposed Disney World of the Philippines can become a reality. Let’s see and hope there will be investors or businessman who would redevelop this place.
It’s your turn!
- Have you been to Fantasy World? How was your experience?
- Do you also think Fantasy World has a potential to become the Philippines’ Disney World or Disneyland?