Ancol Dreamland

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PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Tbk
TypePublic IDXPJAA
IndustryTourism & Property Management
Founded1966
HeadquartersHead Office Jl. Lodan Timur 7 Jakarta Jakarta, Indonesia
Key peopleBudi Karya Sumadi, President Director & CEO
ProductsRecreations Place, and Property
Owner(s)Pemda DKI Jakarta (22%), Global Mediacom (50%), PT Pembangunan Jaya (18%), Public (10%)[1]
Websitewww.ancol.com
 
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PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Tbk
TypePublic IDXPJAA
IndustryTourism & Property Management
Founded1966
HeadquartersHead Office Jl. Lodan Timur 7 Jakarta Jakarta, Indonesia
Key peopleBudi Karya Sumadi, President Director & CEO
ProductsRecreations Place, and Property
Owner(s)Pemda DKI Jakarta (22%), Global Mediacom (50%), PT Pembangunan Jaya (18%), Public (10%)[1]
Websitewww.ancol.com

Coordinates: 6°07′22″S 106°49′54″E / 6.122743°S 106.831529°E / -6.122743; 106.831529

Taman Impian Jaya Ancol otherwise known as Ancol Dreamland is an integral part of Ancol Bay City, a resort destination located along Jakarta's waterfront, in Ancol Kelurahan, Pademangan, Indonesia.

It is owned by PT. Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Tbk, a subsidiary of Pembangunan Jaya Group. Ancol Dreamland opened in 1966 and is currently the largest integrated tourism area in South East Asia, boasting an international championship golf course, a theme park, hotels and other recreational facilities. There are 27 rides at Fantasy World, 8 pools at Atlantis Water Adventure and 8 shows at Ocean Dream Samudra.

Entertainment and Amusement Parks[edit]

Dunia Fantasi / Dufan (Fantasy World)[edit]

Fantasy World

Dunia Fantasi is Jakarta's own theme park complete with over 30 rides and attractions. Dufan is owned by Indosat Group. The theme park is divided into eight regions which are Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia, Africa, America, Europe, and Fantasi Hikayat (Legendary Fantasy) region featuring Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt architecture. The theme park complies with international standards through ISO 9001:2000 certification.

Among its most popular attractions are the Halilintar twisted roller coaster ride, Niagara flume ride, Istana Boneka (a local version of Disney's It's a Small World) and Balada Kera (Monkey Parody – animatronics show) Theater show. Other attractions include Bianglala (ferris wheel), Kora-Kora (swinging ship), Poci-Poci (spinning cups ride), and Hysteria.[2]

Several of the latest and newest rides are Kicir-Kicir (Power Surge) (2004), Perang Bintang (Star Wars) (2005) - an interactive dark ride, Meteor Attack (2006) and Tornado (Windshear by Zamperla) (2007). Some seasonal attractions include Le Belles cabaret show, Russian Circus and Euro Kids Circus.

A former theater that used to house the Rama Shita ride was also emptied and converted into a large indoor exhibition hall, occasionally hosting special shows. As of now there are no publicly announced plans to use the space for future rides.

From June 18, 2012 until July 15, 2012, on a program called “Smart Recreation – One Day at Ancol”, holiday in Dufan is free of charge until December 31, 2012.

Since June 21, 2011 Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) will open Kalila Adventure Animatronic Theater which most complete in the world. The theme stories are about Beautiful Indonesia.[3]

Dufan now held "Dufan Defender Show - Misi Penyelamatan Bumi” in RamaShinta Hall.

Atlantis Water Adventure[edit]

Atlantis Water Adventure was built on the former site of Gelanggang Renang (Swimming Courtyard). Occupying over five hectares of land, this water park is themed on the mythological underwater world of Atlantis. Its facilities include a wave pool, continuous flowing river pool, rainbow ball pool, waterfall pool, several slides, two children's pools, five restaurants, and a food court that was imported from India, Brazil, Spain, Bangladesh. A volleyball court and event center are also available to accommodate the needs of visitors.[4] Atlantis Water Adventure now held "Nightainment Atlantis Music Video".

Ocean Dream Samudra[edit]

Ocean Dream Samudra features several animal shows, a small aquarium, and a 4D theater. The trained animal shows include a dolphin show and sea lion show. The 4D theater projects 3D image movies with sensations such as cool breezes and water sprays located inside a large building with Mesoamerican pyramid theme. On 2011 Ocean Dream Samudra will be revitalized with the budget Rp.27 billion ($3.1 million). Ocean Dream Samudra now held "Under the Sea Musical Dance" attraction at Underwater Theater.

SeaWorld[edit]

Owned by Lippo Group, SeaWorld was opened in 1996 as the largest oceanarium in South East Asia at the time. It features the acclaimed Antasena tunnel as well as the sea friends pool, main pool, alligator pool, and shark pool.[5] Despite its name, it is completely unaffiliated with the US-based SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and their parks in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.[6]

Beaches[edit]

Festival Beach

There are two main beaches within the resort, the Carnival and Festival beach. British band Iron Maiden has played for the first time in Indonesia on 17 February 2011 at the Carnival Beach site, to over 25,000 strong crowd.[7]

Pasar Seni[edit]

Pasar Seni is an Art Market that started over 25 years ago. . It has become a center for handicrafts and art products. This art market has an open state, plaza, and souvenir shops. Pasar Seni has also became a center where artists would create and sell their products. Pasar Seni Ancol will be change into MNC Art Market soon. Every Friday night at 8:30 pm, Pasar Seni Ancol organized the event namely "New Friday Jazz Nite".

Executive Golf Fun[edit]

Ancol's Golf Course has recently relaunched as Executive Golf Fun. This is Indonesia’s first international beach golf course with 18 holes spread over an area of 33 hectares. The golf course has a pro-shop, an executive room, a meeting hall and restaurants.[8]

Jaya Bowling[edit]

Ancol Dreamland has several facilities for games and entertainment. One of these facilities is Jaya Bowling. This bowling center is the first and largest bowling center in Indonesia. Indonesia's National Bowling Training Center is in Jaya Bowling.

Ocean Eco Park[edit]

It was built in 2011 by PT Global Land Development Tbk with a budget of Rp.15 billion ($1.7 million). This area consists of 4 themes, Eco Energy, Eco Care, Eco Nature and Eco Art.

It once hosted the 2013 World Robot Olympiad.

Ancol Beach City[edit]

Ancol Beach City is a new Lifestyle & Entertainment Center in Ancol, Jakarta. It was built by PT Wahana Agung Indonesia, a subsidiary of PT Global Land Development Tbk (now MNC Land). There'll be a Madame Tussauds wax Museum, Mata Elang International Stadium Concert Hall with a maximum capacity of 22.000, 77 culinary centre, 42 shops, etc.[9]

Transportation[edit]

Ancol Dreamland can easily be reached by car, motorcycle, electric train (KRL), or the TransJakarta Busway.[10] Passengers who wants to go to Ancol Dreamland by train can arrive on Kampung Bandan or Jakarta Kota Station. Currently, Ancol Railway Station is closed for every train, include Electric Train, because the railway track between Tanjung PriokAncol-Rajawali-Kampung Bandan Atas-Jakarta Kota is not serve the Electric Train. Because Ancol Dreamland is so large, effective transportation has been a concern. Some transportation methods around Ancol Dreamland include becak (rickshaw) and other vehicles such as train ride from the east entrance to Carnaval beach, and gondola to help tourists navigate around the area to their next destination. Passengers from Kampung Melayu, Harmoni, and Pusat Grosir Cililitan can use Transjakarta Busway to go to Ancol Dreamland.

Gondola[edit]

Ancol Gondola

This is the latest transportation alternative in the area. The Gondola is a skylift cable car system with thirty-seven cars built along the shore of Jakarta's bay. It offers a view of the resort and the sea as well as the city.

Hotels[edit]

Future Developments[edit]

Ancol Taman Impian is planned to be expanded mainly through land reclamation along Jakarta's bay with a land reserve of over eighty hectares. Ancol Taman Impian is aiming for the Ancol Spektakuler 2015 (Ancol Spectacular 2015), a long term goal which includes a major expansion of the current Dunia Fantasi theme park as well as the construction of the Marina Sports Centre and Carnival Beach Club.

Accidents[edit]

A cement-based decorative wall of a water slide of the Atlantis Water Adventure Park collapsed due to corrosion and made also a part of the wall of water slide also collapsed in September 25, 2011 injuring 4 visitors, including a child. The Jakarta Construction Supervision and Regulation Agency (P2B) said:"There will be an audit by a consultant before the management is allowed to rebuild the collapsed structure." Less than 3 months before, there are also collapsed of the cement structure and at late July 2011, 15 passengers panicked stuck in their seats when the Tornado thrill ride stalled.[11][12][13]

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