Fantasea, Phuket

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    Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand
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    Phuket FantaSea...

    by gregnorman121 Written May 29, 2007

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    Best attraction Thailand tourism award...

    The ultimate nightime cultural theme park...an award winning 140 acre theme park comprising a 3,000 state of the art theatre that houses a Las Vegas standard culture-illusion extravaganza featuring over 150 casts and 30 elephants, 4,000 seat air-cond buffet style restaurant and a shopping village full of activities, games and street shows...

    This place is recommended for all tourists...especially the show in the Theatre...simply incredible! We were not allowed to bring in cameras and food as there are many elephants involve in the show. A stampede may occur because of the Flashlights of the cameras...

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    Phuket Fantasea

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Jan 26, 2007

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    Phuket Fantasea is a theme park with an indoor and outdoor facilities for games, rstaurants and kiosk.

    It is one huge complex known to have a lavish stage show presentation.

    The magnificent Palace of the Elephants is a state-of-the-art theater and can accomodate upto 3,000 persons. The production designs, special effects and the production numbers are excellent. The only complain of the people who watched the show is the plot of the story.
    A sudden twist from one scene to another which made it hard for the audience to understand what the story is all about.

    Cellphone, camera, videocamera , food and drinks are not allowed. Though they sell mineral water inside...Ironic isnt it?

    The show starts at 630. It is advised to be inside the main theater at 6pm.

    Price:

    It depends on ypur preffered seat.

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    Fantasea 1: Eye Candy!!!

    by earthboundfaerie Written Nov 7, 2006

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    There is just so much to see here! The minute you're picked up, you are already somewhat struck by the colorful costume worn by the driver.So much color & art & so many things that you want to take photos of just so you can remember every little detail about this place forever. Taking pictures & taking in every detail they put in into the resort aesthetics was what I spent most of our free time on. We were picked up at 5, got there at 6 so we had plenty of time to walk around the park before dinner. From the entrance, you are already greeted by people in bright, colorful traditional Thai costumes that guide you to everything. That & the golden elephants on the columns & the magnificent epic art on the ceiling is what you'll see first, and this isn't even inside the park yet. Inside, there're statues of water spirits & other mythical Thai characters, not to mention an elephant made entirely of Pepsi cans. Trust me, you'll want your camera fully charged for this place. If taking pictures doesn't interest you, there's still plenty to keep you busy here. The band welcomes you in Festival Village when you walk in as well as other little side performances like the bartender &her bottle flinging tricks. You can also shop or window shop to your heart's content as there are many themed shops here as well as little stalls that sell little Thai trinkets for souvenirs. If shopping & sightseeing isn't your cup of tea, there's also Hanuman's Lair. All lit in black light, everything glows in the dark including the cutest blowfishes & the most adorable sharks! After gawking at everything, take a chance at the carnival games they offer here where you can win big stuffed animals. If this still isn't fun for you, there's a few cafes here where you can just chill & have a few quite expensive cocktails before dinner. There's something for everyone here! :)

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    FantaSea Cultural Show

    by Dxenion Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    It's a feast for the eyes and ears. Very clever way of telling the story of the Thai people from their mystical beginnings to the people of today.

    Buy your ticket at the front gate. If you can, get a Gold seat (approx TB$1250). There are two Gold sections. Get a seat in the upper section further back from the stage in the front couple of rows and make sure you're central. Reason: alot of stuff happens off stage and if you're in the upper Gold section, you'll have the best view.

    When you buy your ticket, you can also get a banquet/ show combo. The banquet is set out in a huge palace that seats 5000. If you don't go for this option, there are plenty of other types of eaterys inside from resturaunts to junk food stalls.

    While waiting for the show, you'll have heaps to occupy you with cultural dance performances, Thai traditional music displays, side show alleys, elephant rides, photos with tigers and a waiter that has a routine which is a cross between the movie Cocktail and Coyote Ugly (until he drops the flaming wine bottle whilst blindfolded - but that's another story).

    Hint: Don't pay for a ride on the elephant before the show. If you want a photo sitting on one, wait til after the show when they bring out the younger ones and you can sit on them for a photo for free.

    On the subject of cameras/ camcorders: These will not be allowed into the show itself and thorough bag checks are conducted. You can check your photographic gear in at the counter where you'll be given a number to exchange for your gear after the show.

    All the shops sell a Video/ DVD of the park which, surprisingly, is not available anywhere else. It only goes for about 15mins and is mainly a promo for the park. If you're after footage of the show to show the folks at home, you may be disappointed.

    Apart from the experience, you'll come away with the theme song which can be heard throughout the park and will take weeks, maybe even months to forget!

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  • Highly Worthwhile Show

    by roaminginspector Written Aug 27, 2006

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    This show is highly worthwhile. Though I had not originally planned to go, this show ended up in my top-5 favorite memories of my 2006 month-long tour of the Far East.

    Integrates traditional Thai art forms into a highly modern and thoroughly entertaining theatrical production. All aspects of the performance were of highest caliber, on par (and clearly influenced by) modern Las Vegas shows. Suitable for all ages. The entire show is bilingual - both English and Thai. Capable of holding the attention of even very young family members (my 2.5 year-old loved it!)

    Revenue from the show has been used to establish a small entertainment and shopping park around the theater - a work that is definitely still in progress. The park is not yet an attraction that would stand on its own, but offers some nice diversions before and after the show. Be aware that rides and games in the park are charged separately from your admission ticket.

    I did not try the buffet restaurant.

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    Phuket Fantasea

    by Tina-Perth Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    Well, I was pleasantly surprised by the show. I didn't enjoy watching the exploitation of both animals and tourists outside for photographs and the bungling of animals in and out of one person's arms after another, but that was just one side of it.

    Unfortunately I cannot provide any pictures of Fantasea other than outside in the park as cameras were not permitted. They had to be submitted to the check-in desk before you walked in. Actually, they are quite lax and don't thoroughly check your bags, so to save problems, you could just hide your camera and not go through the dramas of long queues to deposit then pick up your gear.

    There is so much to do and see for children at Fantasea - before you go inside to watch the show, so be sure to get there as early as possible. They have costume dressups with pictures taken, games, elephant rides etc. Kids will LOVE IT!!

    We paid for Gold seats (1,250 baht), but I wouldn't bother if I could get seats in the centre of row R. Row R is the first row of seats on the second tier of seats. You won't have any tour groups of Japanese people sitting in front of you, all wearing their sports caps that you can't see past. I don't know why they wear caps at night, in a theatre, but after the people in front of us had been looking up for the action above us, they pushed the peaks of their caps up, out of their way. It interfered with the little girl with me and my view. Steve is a bit taller and was ok.

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    Fanta Sea - A cute show with the elephants:))

    by amouramour Written Jul 27, 2006

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    This amusing show is performed by night.Before you go don't forget to make a reservation.This show has won Thailand Tourism Awards.You'll have the opportunity to see the elephants show..You can also experiance a tour with the elephants..And have your photo with them and also with the baby tigers:))

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    A Local Tale story

    by kenari Written Jun 21, 2006

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    its a "must"show to watch eventhough quite expensive for asian people.cost us USD 80 for 2 kid and 2 adult .Buy the tickect from local travel agent and arrange with him the transport.the Park had amusement park and the biggest DINNER BUFFET in Thailand .Thai architechture building .Pls no camera and video as you can buy the "drama "from the shop .camera & videocam only allowed outside the theatre.good and cheap souvenir to buy here.

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    Phuket Fantasea

    by hennanights Updated Sep 28, 2005

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    Lots of fun. You are kept busy from the moment you get there. There are several performances going on at once and lots of novelty shows. The dinner is really great and is a must do. Dinner is followed by the main show. You can buy a video of this as they don't allow photos. After the show you have time for another shop or time to take more photos. If you like theme parks then you will probably like this. My 2 teenage girls had a ball!

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    Phuket Fantasea

    by SmilingTraveller Updated Aug 27, 2005

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    To keep yourself occupied before the main show, walk through the Festival Village where you will experience many sourvenir shops, craft demonstrations, street shows, live bands and performances, side shows and elephant rides. It's all very colourful and the village is well looked after.

    It's then off to the Golden Kinnaree for what is advertised as the "world's grandest buffet". Here you can dine on Thai and international cuisine surrounded by thousands of other people. Not my idea of an enjoyable dining experience, but the restaurant building itself is impressive and surprisingly well run.

    Then finally it's time for the Fantasy of a Kingdom cultural illusion show. The theatre itself is something to see, surrounded by carved elephants. I really enjoyed the show with the acrobatics, special effects and dancing. The show tells the story of Kamala and commences with 30 elephants walking right through the centre of the theatre and onto the stage. Photography of any kind is not permitted during the show and you must hand all photographic equipment in prior to entering the performance.

    A good night out for all - the kids love it.

    You can book at any of the tour desks around Phuket and will be picked up at your hotel and dropped back there after the show.

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    FantaSea

    by savvas Written Jul 22, 2005

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    This was a suprise for us!!!
    It's really a very good show and you MUST go to see it!!!
    It's a show with animals and people with special skills!!!
    The area around the show it's nice for a walk, to eat or just to have fun!!
    There was a guy who could do amazing tricks with a bottle, but i don't know if he is always there!!!He was GREAT!!!!
    Do NOT miss it!!!

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    Phuket Fantasea

    by trevndebs Written Jan 30, 2005

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    Most of the tourist booths will have this trip on offer, price includes pick-up from your hotel by air conditioned mini-bus and they'll drop you off either at your hotel or in town.
    2 prices which either include a meal or just the show.
    The restaurant is huge! and seats a couple of thousand I understand.
    The show is set in the Palace of the Elephants and looks very spectacular from the outside, nearest thing I can describe it is like a Thai Disneyland.
    The show itself is very entertaining with a great ending where all sorts of animals end up on the stage including dozens of elephants !
    Well worth a visit if you haven't seen it.

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    Fantasea

    by DONBURGESS Written Jun 15, 2004

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    Front Door to the show

    Fantasea is a large theme type park with loads of shopping, the biggest resturant in the world, seats three thousand people and the food was the best we had in Phuket, loads of diffrent types meats soups and vegie's as well as a huge selection of sweets. Now comes the best part, the show its self, you are not aloud to take your camera into the show but you can buy a video or dvd of it. The show is based on a true storie from the past in Thailand. On stage there are Elelephants, ducks birds monkeys and of course loads of perfomers.
    I would say it was one of the best stage show's i have ever seen, at one stage there where up to 12 elephants on stage as well as 40 or performers. Its must see on your trip to Phuket.
    The magnificent Palace of the Elephants is a state-of-the-art theater with wonderful acoustics and seating for 3,000 people. Fronted by a glorious reconstruction of a Sukhothai-era stone palace, with intriguing elephant statues, the theater puts on a spellbinding show combining culture and illusion that is almost beyond belief.

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    Phuket - Fantasea

    by mvtouring Written May 10, 2004

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    What a lovely way to see some of the folklore of Thailand. The performances and choreography are great and they put such a lot of effort into it. You will find so many animals in the show from the great elephants to tiny chickens, all involved were charming. Before entering the main arena, you have explore the area with lots of souvenirs for sale and food from carts and stalls. There are short performances on a small stage and around the grounds before and after the show as well.

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    Phuket Fantasea

    by pammo Updated Apr 7, 2004

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    This show is a great way to see some of the folklore of Thailand. The performances and choreography are great. The elephants and other animals involved were charming. Even the grounds are very interesting to explore. There are lots of souvenirs for sale and food from carts and stalls, etc (skip the buffet). There are short performances on a small stage and around the grounds before and after the show as well.

    The cost is 1100 baht for adults and 800 for children. The park opens from 5:30 - 11:30pm and the show is from 9 - 10:15pm.

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