Ancol Dream Park, locally known as Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, is a resort complex situated along the city’s waterfront in Ancol Kelurahan. The vast complex includes a theme park, an international championship golf course, beaches, hotels, pools of various sizes and themes, and a large bowling center. It is the biggest tourism facility in Southeast Asia so it is only normal that an admission fee is required to enter the premises.
Dunia Fantasi or Fantasy World is a sprawling theme park found inside the complex where guests get to choose from among 30 exciting rides. Fantasy World has eight parts sporting themes inspired by eight different regions: Jakarta, Indonesia; Europe; Asia; America; Africa; Ancient Egypt; and Ancient Greece. You need to pay a fee, which will allow you access to all the rides in the theme park. Fantasy World’s most famous ride is perhaps the Halilintar twisted roller coaster, a giant roller coaster with heart-stopping loops and twists. The Niagara flume, which takes riders along a track that seems to plunge into the water, is a close second.
Seaworld is a large marine aquarium found in Ancol Dream Park. It is famous for the Antasena Tunnel, an 80-meter tunnel that allows guests to observe underwater creatures in the oceanarium. The tunnel has a conveyor that gently transports people from one end to the other without them having to walk. The Ocean Dream Samudra also has an aquarium but a much smaller one than that of Seaworld. Ocean Dream Samudra is known for its dolphin and sea lion shows and the 4D theater, which allows the visitors to experience 3D movies by simulating gentle breezes and light water sprays.
Atlantis Water Adventure is a water park sprawling over an area of 5 hectares. As the name implies, the park was designed with the sunken island of Atlantis in mind. It features different kinds of pools, such as the wave pool, the waterfall pool, the flowing river pool, and children’s pools. Atlantis Water Adventure also features a food court that serves mouthwatering cuisines from Spain, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil.
Executive Golf Fun is an international championship golf course found in Ancol Dream Park. Covering a total area of 33 hectares, this 18-hole beach course is the first international championship golf course in Indonesia. Executive Golf Fun has a meeting hall, an executive room, and some restaurants to cater to the guests’ needs.
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol has two beaches, namely Carnival beach and Festival beach. The former occupies an area of 20,000 square meters. It is often used as a venue for beach parties and concerts. Festival beach, on the other hand, is a favorite family destination. Sailboats are available here for rent at a reasonable price. There is a cable car station in the area. Visitors can enjoy a great view of the park from the cable cars.
There are several hotels in Ancol Dream Park. Among these are Putri Duyung Hotel, Hotel Raddin Ancol, and Mercure Convention Centre. Putri Duyung Hotel offers modern beach cottages for accommodation. Hotel Raddin Ancol is a four-star hotel situated on the side of the park. Mercure Convention Center is also a modern four-star hotel.