Anjo World, owned and operated by Belmont One, is reopening its doors and is ready to welcome guests as it adapts the new-normal measures for the amusement tourism. Cebu’s premier amusement park, located at the Belmont One Commercial Complex in Barangay Calajoan in Minglanilla town, is officially resuming operations on Friday, September 11, after months of closure due to the community quarantine amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Anjo World reopens, adapts the ‘New Normal’ in amusement tourism
Anjo World is implementing several health and safety measures such as capacity management (50 percent capacity), frequent hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing, temperature checking, health declaration for contact tracing, wearing of face mask, non-contact access of entry and exit points, contactless ordering of food and frequent disinfection of facilities and rides.
“As we slowly reopen the economy back, we at Anjo will continue to deliver a fantastic place for everyone minding the new health protocols for the safety of all our guests,” Belmont One President Chester Lim said.
Lim said the company’s Health Infection and Prevention Control Officer) will regularly check whether all of these health protocols are properly observed.
“Guests will have more confidence when they will see that we are health and safety compliant,” the company executive said.
Lim is optimistic that local tourism will start to pick up as Cebu continues the trend of flattening the curve.
“People will start to go out as we have been locked down for too long and we deserve a break to reward ourselves, spend time with our families and friends,” he said.
The reopening of Anjo World will also help institutions in its value-chain such as restaurants, food carts, and suppliers, he added.
“Since international tourism will take time to reopen, we expect a boom in our local tourism towards the last quarter of this year especially during the Christmas season,” Lim pointed out.
Lim also disclosed that Anjo World will continue to slowly open up other facilities and attractions in the next couple of weeks as the government eases out the quarantine restrictions.
“We want to position Anjo World as still Cebu’s top family destination, but now a safer theme park for all. Being a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), we were prepared as early as July with adapting to the new normal. Theme parks from abroad shared their best practices in keeping their parks safe,” said Cedric Reyes, Head of Sales, Marketing & Press Relations of Anjo World.
The amusement park has stepped up its implementation of health and safety protocols to adhere to government mandates. It has already secured a Special Mayor’s Permit from the local government of Minglanilla and a Certificate of Compliance from the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office to resume receiving tourists again.
“We are positive that our guests will feel confident and continue to frequent Anjo World as one of their favorite family destinations. We are ready for the challenges of the new normal,” Reyes said.
“Ride safety is not enough, but also our guests’ health and welfare are also top of our priority. The new normal will bring inevitable changes and challenges to keep us on our toes,” Reyes added.
Anjo World is also boosting its adoption to technology by encouraging cashless payment options for both tickets and food to lessen contact at its facilities.
“Perception is going to be vital in gaining the trust of park guests. We are hoping to eventually raise attendance capacity once restrictions have lessened,” he said.
Apart from the existing 12 thrilling rides at the park, Anjo World is adding more mid-way games called FUNtastic Arena, wherein guests can play “can smash” or throw some hoops and win larger than life stuffed toys.
“We have embraced and adapted the new normal, intensified our safety team, and formed new health protocols for the safety of both guests and team members,” he said.
Anjo World is offering various promos as it seeks to regain visitor confidence.
For one, it is participating in the upcoming Great Cebu Sale from September 15 to October 31, 2020. Guests may purchase three Day Adventure Pass (DAP) and get one free DAP ticket (unlimited ride ticket per person, per day).
As its way of recognizing the frontliners, Anjo World is also offering them a ₱100 discount on tickets.
The frontliner, who must be a bearer of a proper IATF identification, may purchase a regular DAP ticket (unlimited ride ticket per person, per day) at only ₱500 (weekend rate) instead of ₱600.
Customers may visit the park’s official website www.anjoworld.com or its official social media accounts for more details on the promos.