Dreamworld Bangkok is Thailand’s answer to Disneyland.
The Disney Corporation probably isn’t losing sleep over the competition from this amusement park though. No-one would come to Bangkok to visit in the same way that they would travel to Florida. However, credit where credit is due – if you are 10 years old or younger you will love it.
The park is open from 10 am to 5pm on weekdays, and 10am to 7pm on weekends. It gets busy during school holidays in Thailand with predominately Thai visitors. Whole families go and make a real day out of it. The entrance fee is 450 Thai Baht per person ($15), although children under 90cm get in for free.
The park features over 40 rides and family attractions. They put on shows and have cartoon characters wondering around entertaining the children. In addition there is a big lake and a cable car. Inexpensive food outlets abound. Overall not a bad effort.
The park is split into three areas: Dream Garden, Fantasy Land and Adventureland. The big rides are imported from the West and include Grand Canyon (white water raft ride) Sky Coaster (brand new roller coaster) Super Splash (log flume) Hurricane (a large swing ride).
There are other attractions such as Snow Town, with artificial snow, and boats for the lake. There is also a go-kart track for which you must pay an additional fee.
Dreamworld is on the outskirts of Bangkok. The address is: 62 Moo 1, Rangsir-Ongkarat Road, Thonyaburi, Pathumthani. Taxi drivers will know where to take you. You could also go by bus. Either take Bus 188 from Mor Chit (Northern Bus Terminal) or Bus 538 from Victory Monument.
For a completely hassle free trip book a tour of Dreamworld through Isango. They pick you up from your hotel at 8am and bring you back at 6pm, with a Thai/Western buffet thrown in the price.
For more information about family days out in and around Bangkok visit our sister website: www.bangkok4children.com