Fantasy World, a 30-hectare theme park in Lemery, Batangas would have been Philippines’ version of Disneyland, but the happiest place on earth is safe for now from this encroachment.
Built in 2001, Fantasy World was touted to offer Filipinos a taste of fairytale magic via at least four medieval-themed castles, towers in which girls and ladies-young-at-heart could pretend to be damsels in distress waiting for Prince Charming to rescue them, a hanging bridge between tree houses, well-manicured gardens, and multiple rides, all enclosed in thick walls that rival those found in Intramuros. Adding enchantment to this magnificent spot are the greenery that surrounds it and the distant view of the Taal Lake. Alas, Fantasy World was not meant to be, as the financier, a Japanese businessman, of the project was not able to see his dream come to fruition due to money trouble.
Presently, Fantasy World is nothing like what it was imagined it to be, yet it is still a sight to behold. The castles are crumbling a little and the rides are not functional, but the mystique of surrealism is front and center. It is a great escape for those who want to dream in the midst of a chaotic world or a location for a few hours of bonding with family or a video shoot for one’s little boy who wishes to be a rock star for one day.
Fantasy World is commonly used as backdrop for prenuptial and pre-debut photo and video shoots, among other things.
In addition to the main castle, there are three other medieval-themed castles behind it, and the four of them form a quadrangle where guests can take photos or sit on benches.
Fantasy World (Lemery, Batangas) Entrance Fee:
P1,000.00 (US $20.00) for a group of up to 10 people. Each person in excess of 10, an additional P100.00 (US $2.00) will be charged.
Yes, if you go solo, you need to pay the same amount. No need to reserve in advance.
Fantasy World (Lemery, Batangas) Contact Number:
Fantasy World (Lemery, Batangas) Operating Hours:
8am to 730am daily
Fantasy World (Lemery, Batangas) Address:
Diokno Highway, Lemery, Batangas. It is hard to miss because the castles are visible from the higway.