Cebuanos won’t have to travel far to enjoy world-class amusement rides as Anjo World celebrated its Grand Opening yesterday, November 30, 2019, with all rides already open to the public.
Anjo World: Cebu’s newest family destination on full blast
Located at the Belmont One Commercial Complex in Barangay Calajoan, Minglanilla, Anjo World is showcasing all of its 12 thrilling rides, food stalls and other activity areas that are sure to delight families and just anyone who wants to have some fun.
“We want Anjo World to be the new family destination in Cebu this Christmas and the whole year-round. We are changing the tourism landscape by offering a unique and different kind of experience for local families. It is also an added attraction to foreign guests,” said Belmont One President Chester Lim.
Anjo World is the first amusement park of its kind in Cebu. Their rides are imported from accredited manufacturers abroad who are members of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), ensuring not just an exhilarating experience, but a safe and secure one, more importantly.
It is also home to Snow World, Visayas’ first winter attraction with new ice carvings and snow machines. It is the first one outside Metro Manila.
Anjo World will be having its Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for its new rides today. The event will be joined by Belmont One President Chester Lim, Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia, and Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Pena among others.
The event was capped by a Grand Fireworks Display at 6 PM.
The Anjo Eye
Standing as the centerpiece attraction of Anjo World is the Anjo Eye which was finally opened to the public during the grand opening day. The 200-foot Ferris wheel, which has 32 airconditioned gondolas, offers a fantastic view of the island once you reach its peak. One ride lasts nine minutes.
Another first of its kind in the country is The Pharaoh – an Egyptian-themed spinning coaster which is a unique experience wherein your seat will twist and turn through the course of the ride.
Other attractions that are also opening for the first time are the Bumper Boats, the Funtastic Arena which offers games where you can test your skills and win plush toys, and their very own restaurant Caffe Colosseo where you can dine with Italian and Western dishes with a Cebuano twist.
“Our rides are brand new, well maintained, and are safe. Computers are in place in most of our rides to ensure the safety of our guests. Our safety team is at par with international standards to ensure safety,” said Cedric Reyes, Head of Sales and Marketing of Anjo World.
Aside from their new rides, people can continue enjoying the rest of Anjo World’s rides which have been available since late last year including the 25-meter Tower Drop, Boomerang (Frisbee), Hip Hip (Go Go Bouncer), Space Shuttle, and the Viking.
There are also family and kiddie rides like the Mr. Cup, Mr. Toad, London Taxi (Bumper Cars), and the Golden Carousel.
Grand Opening and Other Anjo World Promos
To celebrate the Christmas Season, Anjo World will be extending its park hours starting December 16. On December 25 and January 1, the park will be open from 10 AM to midnight.
Other promo offerings include a Birthday Blowout where celebrants can come in for free as long as they have to pay companions; the Hotel Key Promo where people can flash any Cebu hotel key card and get exclusive discounts; and Holidays Promo where there are discounts during national and local holidays.
The entrance fee to Anjo World is at ₱500 per person, from Mondays to Fridays. The weekend rate is at ₱600 per person. The entrance fee already includes unlimited rides.
A separate fee of ₱200 will be charged for those who wish to enter Snow World.