Gloria's fantasyland in Dapitan City draws foreign, local tourists
June 22, 2009 8:50 am
Manila, June 19 — Gloria’s fantasyland in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, the newest and only amusement park in Visayas and Mindanao, draw not only local tourists but even foreign tourists as well.
According to Mr. Dindo Ilagan, among the attractions of Gloria’s fantasyland is their nightly fireworks display.
He added, Gloria’s fantasyland is located within the Gloria de Dapitan complex in Dawo village, along Sunset Boulevard in Dapitan.
Mr. Ilagan also said, with the emergence of the new theme park in Dapitan City, many jobless residents were employed.
Among the favorite rides in Gloria’s fantasyland are the kids favorite’s choco-cup ride, , bump car ride, the midi-flume ride, the carousel, the swinger, the Apollo, the mini-train, a giant roller coaster, horror house and the inter-active rides like Happy Journey, Fight Shark, World of War, Pirate Ship, Ferry’s Wheel, Horror walk, go kart race circuit and Telecombat.
The multi-million amusement park, Gloria’s fantasyland, is owned by former Zamboanga del Norte Representative Romeo Jalosjos.
According to Jalosjos, the “Disneyland in the Philippines” is his way of letting less fortunate children to enjoy the different rides which they have not experienced before.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo graced the opening of Gloria’s fantasyland last May 29, 2009.
In Dapitan City where National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal was exiled in 1892-1896 during the Spanish era. Dr. Rizal practice his medicine while in exile.
Now Dapitan City was not only known for the Rizal Shrine but also with the famous Dakak beach resort which is also owned by Jalosjos.(PNA)