Sunday, September 26, 2010

Zamboanga del Norte: Fantasyland & Gloria de Dapitan

Surprisingly for a provincial city, Dapitan has a nightlife area. Remember that theme park built by former Congressman Romeo Jaloslos which he named Gloria's Fantasyland? Well, that's it. The park is usually open from late afternoon until midnight. And I must say, the rides are quite good!

We were given a tour by the park manager (they have two managers in fact, one for operations in the evening, and one for maintenance during the day) and one thing he noted to us was cleanliness was very important to them. In fact, there wasn't even a piece of candy wrapper or dried leaves on the floor because if there was, he would pick it up.

Make sure to try the Horror House because I'm giving it an A for effort! There's a story actually when you enter as a guide narrates and takes you through the house. Her companion was supposedly lost inside and your job is to help him or her find the companion as you weave your way through the house. It's the usual scare tactics but very well-done.

I heard there's a screwdriver coaster in the works! Not even Metro Manila and its environs has that!

Aside from Dakak, the other place for dining options in Dapitan is Gloria de Dapitan, which is right beside the park. They have live bands there and several restaurants which offer dinner, drinks and pulutan. And surprisingly, the whole area has WiFi Internet access!


  1. Jaybee D Pangilinan26.9.10

    Nice Ivan.Been planning a weekend visit in Dapitan.How much is the entrance fee for the Fantasyland?

  2. Php300 for all the rides and horror house

  3. Anonymous26.9.11

    thanks for the info...sana di pa nag increase now..

  4. Anonymous14.10.11

    if wlang ride?

  5. Anonymous31.10.11

    hello! were palnning to visit fantasyland dis coming december, jst wanna ask f the rate php 300 for all rides s still the same? tnx!

  6. kassandra5.3.12

    hi....tanong ko lng how much expense going to fantasy land from cotabato city

  7. Anonymous4.10.12

    Nakakatakot namang pumasok sa haunted house. kahit iisipan pa lng nakakatakot na talaga. haaaaaaaaaaaaaay....... sobra........... nakaka takot parang pamatay-tao talaga....

  8. Anonymous4.10.12

    ang ganda talaga sa fantasy land. I hope and I wish na makapunta ako riyan...

  9. anamie4.10.12

    i dreamed 2 be in that fantasy land...i was amaze on the place when i heard the story of it from my nice!! i want to see it soon!!!

  10. still P300 pa ba ang rate nila?


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