Ancol Dreamland, located in the capital Jakarta, is one of the oldest recreational parks in Indonesia. Its history goes back to the 60’s era. It was a swamp along Jakarta’s waterfront that was full of mosquitoes and prone to a malaria outbreak. The first president of Indonesia, Soekarno later order a redevelopment of the area.
The first park built was called Binaria. A beachfront park that was famous for its drive-in theater back in the day. Today, Ancol Dreamland is now an integrated recreational theme park. The largest one in South East Asia. At 552 hectares, the park has two main beaches at its shoreline with the resort sprawls in between the 2 beaches.
Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World) is the most popular theme park with more than 40 rides and attractions. After Dunia Fantasi, Atlantis Waterpark is people’s second favorite. Ancol Dreamland has more things to offer. There is a park called Allianz Ecopark, where nature and the environment are the sparks.
Sea World and Ocean Dream Samudra focus more on Indonesian marine life. For culture and art enthusiasts, there is an art market to explore. Ancol Dreamland also caters to night crawlers, with restaurants, nightclubs, and bars open until late at night.
Ancol Dreamland Beaches
There are two main beaches in Ancol Dreamland. The Carnival Beach and Festival Beach. Carnival beach features long shorelines overlooking the Java sea, with white sand and coconut trees. Swim the calm waves or simply let the skin be kissed by the sun.
Dine at a beachfront restaurant nearby called Segarra. It’s a perfect dining place with a view of the beach and the sea. Festival Beach, lies in the west part of Ancol, is more rocky than sandy. The beach’s long promenade is perfect for a nice evening stroll.
Walk along and find a wooden sea pedestrian where the sunset can be enjoyed at its best. At the beach, there’s a playground for children to play. If things get a bit boring here, visitors can always rent a small boat and ride toward the ocean.
Ancol Dreamland Fantasy World Dufan
The most fun theme park in Ancol Dreamland is arguably Fantasy World, or Dufan, as to how locals call it. For starters, try calm rides such as Poci-Poci or Alap-alap. Poci-Poci is where visitors sit in a large cup, moving and circling slowly on a giant tea table. Alap-alap is a roller coaster. But it’s more of a relaxing fun ride than a stomach-flipping one.
Feel warm-up already, try the thrill rides. Tornado is the most notorious of all Dufan’s rides. Will spin, drop, and flip riders up in the air in a seemingly random fashion. Experience a free-fall sensation of hysteria. The chair will bring riders up 60 meters above the ground. Before dropping back to the ground within 4 seconds, after all the adrenaline rush. Slow down the pace by enjoying Jakarta’s sunset on the Ferris wheel Bianglala.
Ancol Dreamland Water Amusement Parks
When it comes to Jakarta’s heat, nothing is better than playing at Atlantis Waterpark. Slide the 140 m long waterslide. The big splash at the end will freshen the body better than any ice cream. Adventure seekers should try Skybox. Step into the transparent tube, and as the tube’s floor open.
Enjoy being dropped from 80 meters in height into the pool. The free fall is only 5 seconds, but the thrill will remain in memory forever. Want some water adventures without having to change swimwear? Visit the oceanarium Sea World. It is a large aquarium park filled with hundreds of fish species.
From marine fishes to freshwater fishes. Walk through the Antasena tunnel to watch 3.500 fish swimming freely above. At Sharkquarium, watch a shark feeding show. If that’s not exciting enough, there is also a feeding show for piranha and Pacific giant octopus.
If there’s some time left, enjoy the animal show at Ocean Dream Samudra. Dolphins will make spectacular jumps with a sophisticated LED backdrop. Pet these friendly sea mammals at the end of the session. Then the sea lions will take over the stage, making the audience laugh with their funny behavior.
Allianz eco-park at Ancol is a site built for environmental education in Ancol. Learn about the types of renewable energy at this eco-park. There’s a bee farm to learn the honey-making process and a small zoo called FaunaLand.
Apart from education, the park provides a large open space for various outdoor activities. Enjoy participating in archery, paintball, or outbound activities. There’s also a small river where visitors can go canoeing.
Ancol Dreamland Art Market
Ancol’s Art Market used to be the center of arts and crafts in Jakarta back in 1970. The art market sells vast collections of arts, paintings, carvings, and other art products at affordable prices.
Visitors might get lucky to see some art in the making while sightseeing here. Shoppers are welcome to haggle. Strike a successful bargain and go home bringing some interesting finds. It’s a nice way to conclude the whole of Ancol Dreamland’s experience.
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Ancol Dreamland Opening Hours
The Ancol bay welcomes visitors every day including on National Holidays and is open 24 hours. While the theme park is open from 10 AM to 5 PM.
|Ancol Dreamland Opening Hours|
|Ancol Bay||24 Hours|
|Ancol Dreamland Theme Park||10:00 – 17:00|
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Ancol Dreamland Entrance Fee
Visitors will have to pay Rp25.000 when entering the Ancol Dreamland entrance gate. The entrance ticket only allows visitors to explore the festival beach and shoreline. There is an additional fee to enter every amusement park. Fantasy world’s tickets start from Rp200.000, Sea World starts at Rp85.000, and Atlantis starts from Rp120.000 per person.
|Ancol Dreamland Entrance Fee|
|Entrance Fee Adult & Children||Rp25.000|
|Dufan (Dunia Fantasi)|
|Premium (Get access to the premium lounge and skip the queue at 14 favorite rides)||Rp450.000 weekday / Rp550.000 weekend|
|Ancol Dreamland – The Ocean Dream Samudra|
|Regular||Rp110.000 weekday / Rp130.000 weekend|
|Ocean Dream Samudra & Sea World Bundling ticket||Rp160.000 weekday/ Rp190.000 weekend|
|Ancol Dreamland – Atlantis Water Adventure|
|Regular Pass||Rp110.000 weekday / Rp130.000 weekend|
|Ancol Dreamland – Sea World Ancol|
|Regular Pass||Rp110.000 weekday / Rp130.000 weekend|
|Children > 2 years old||Rp75.000|
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Ancol Dreamland Ecopark Ticket Rides
The eco-park offers a variety of activities suitable not only for children but for adults. And it opens every day including on national holidays from 6 AM to 5 PM.
|Ancol Dreamland Ecopark Rides Ticket|
|Green Mission Paint Ball||Rp130.000|
|Combat Area Fee||Rp60.000|
|Learning Farm Ticket||Rp50.000|
|Fish per ounce||Rp4.500|
|Ecotrike||Rp35.000 (15 minutes) / Rp70.000 (30 minutes)|
|ATV||Rp35.000 (15 minutes) / Rp70.000 (30 minutes)|
|Water Pedal Boat||Rp35.000|
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The area is equipped with tons of facilities such as a spacious parking lot, toilets, and easy access for the disabled. Accommodations from hotels and resorts are available inside the premises. There’s never a shortage when it comes to shopping as plazas, malls, and shops are plenty. There are many choices for restaurants, with some of them open 24 hours.
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How To Get To Ancol Dreamland
From tourists staying area Sarinah, Ancol is just 10 km away. It takes around 30-40 minutes to get here. However, due to the unpredictable traffic in Jakarta, it could be longer. Especially for people who use a private vehicle. There is public transportation that heads here. The first one is using the Transjakarta bus. From Sarinah, go to the Bank Indonesia bus shelter and find Corridor 1 trans-Jakarta Blok M-Kota.
Then stop at the last destination, the Stasiun Kota shelter. From there, tourists could continue the trip with a small van called Mikrolet or using ride-hail apps. The bus fare is Rp3.500 or around 25 cents. The second one is by train, from Sarinah find Gondangdia train station and head to Jakarta Kota station. The train ticket is Rp3.000 and from the last stop, the option is the same. Go with minivan or order ride-hail apps.
All public transportation in Jakarta uses an electronic money card issued by the local Bank. Passengers could buy it in the mini-markets like Indomaret and Alfamart for Rp20.000 without credit. Then purchase the credit in the same store.
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Address & Location
Ancol Dreamland Park and beach located in Jl. Lodan Timur No.7, RW.10, Ancol, Pademangan district, North Jakarta 14430.