Living in a Fantasy World

Once upon a time….in a far away land….seems common starts point for every imaginary story. Curiousity strikes when I was a kid because I have no idea of how a Castle look-likes or what a prince/princess does in their everyday lives. Though I was feed with some information thru make-believe story, or rare picture attach in a book, or even watching TV cartoon series like Cinderella, Sarah (ang munting prinsesa) or any character with chateau as their main venue, still I’m a bit famished to see a real one. As a child growing up in an ordinary house, along with my playmates, a fairy tale story keeps us grounded and at the same time inquisitive of how and when can we able to see a true castle.

It took a lot of years before I finally set my eyes into fantastic view of a true-to-life castle. As part of our 1 day-trip, our next itinerary after Taal adventure is Fantasy World. Actually we don’t know where its exactly located. What keep us moving is a basic idea that it was visible along the Lemery-Tagaytay road. Without any particular direction we quickly ride on a public jeepney and keep our eyes alert for a possible signage. After a very short travel time……yehey….we safely and excited-ly arrive in Fantasy World. Yes, its true that cars coming to and from Tagaytay can able to witness its stunning beauty.


Unlike a peckish-concept kid I was before, the technology nowadays serves a good information tools to our mind. Thru internet I can browse the image of Disneyland. I know the fact that it has a different style of castle that bring astonishment to every visitors. Well, in the Philippines we don’t have an actual disneyland but when I saw the Fantasy World it reminds me of it. I don’t even know its existence in Batangas and so grateful to my friend who introduce us to this tourist spot along Diokno Highway, Brgy. Mayasang, Lemery, Batangas.

When we first got down from the jeepney we’re all flabbergasted and shout….”Wow!” We forgot that we are not a kid anymore but still act the same way when excitement comes from majority of our voice and walk as fast as we can to reach the main entrance. The security guard greet us with his killer smile and approach him that we want to go inside and climb those Tree House. Unfortunately, the theme park is a membership club and primarily open for its member.

The tree house that reminds us of our Bahay-bahayan when we're a kid.

Though we are unable to see its indoor charisma we don’t allow disappointment to ruin our happiness. We just take a full advantage of its glamorous and majestic view outside. After all, it was a dream come true for me.

After a series of picture taking, we need to leave the place because we are running short of time for our next plan. We are a commuters and taking chance to get a public transport on that area is really unpredictable. Normally, those jeepney coming from Taal is totally loaded with passenger and its rare to vacate those seat on the middle of their journey. No choice we need to wait.

Light junk-snack on the road.

Getting an empty 5-seat for any jeepney seems hard this time. Whoahhh… standing is sometimes make us a bit tired. and we found a solution…..

o di ba...para kaming mga bata...basta na lang umupo sa semento.

While we enjoy the ambience outside and the purity of air from the trees surrounding the Fantasy World, we learn that this theme-park close to us is the main setting of 2006 GMA Filipino-fantasy TV series, Majika, topbilled by Angel Locsin and Dennis Trillo.

Fantasy World is indeed a notable place for me. It does not only give us an opportunity to step closer to the castle but also make us more adventurous by sitting in a road new to all of us and first-time hitchhiking to one passing vehicle. Oh yes, thank you to Kuya who have a big heart and generously offer his private car ( he’s travelling back to Manila that time) to accompany us on our next destination for free.

Thank you FANTASY WORLD for transforming my fantasy into reality!


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dapithapon
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 12:35:01

    that place is really magical. isn’t it? 🙂


    • loidabestdiscovery
      Mar 31, 2012 @ 12:47:03

      Yes Fantasy World gives a magical reality to some dreamers like me. Though I never been inside seeing a true castle upclose is once-in-a-lifetime experience.


      • dapithapon
        Mar 31, 2012 @ 12:59:58

        i can only see it from a distance whenever we go to tagaytay. i wish i could also enter that castle. 😀

  2. loidabestdiscovery
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 15:40:00

    Me, too! Cross-finger 4 that!


  3. Zen and Genki
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 07:04:19

    Wonderful post!


  4. loidabestdiscovery
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 22:13:55

    Thanks Zen and Genki.Good day!


  5. Aljon Dula
    May 08, 2013 @ 07:37:29

    is it still operating?open?


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