Show Fantasy in Phuket is considered one of the most popular entertainment venues of the island province. Fantasy is in the neighborhood Kamala beach, next to the main road and not to notice the entertainment complex is quite difficult. The scale of the show amazes with both the size of the territory and the number of personnel involved. This is an entire army: artists, waiters, shuttle drivers, traffic controllers, cashiers, ushers, administrators, cleaners - and so on. The whole complex occupies a significant area and is a street with a bunch of shops, attractions and souvenir shops.
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- one Show Fantasy in Phuket
- 2 Information to visit
- 3 On the map
Show Fantasy in Phuket
FantaSee in the title of the show is a play on English words «fantasy» - fantasy, and «sea» - the sea. Based on the results of my visit to Fantasy, I can say that this Phuket attraction was a little difficult for me. Because when planning the visit, I did not take into account two main points: I was here without a child, and I have never been a shopaholic.
The funny thing is that when you come here on a full ticket, the visit program provides for about 3.5 hours before the start of the show, for shopping and lunch (if your ticket includes a restaurant). So, for me, these three and a half hours turned out to be rather boring, considering that I was generally alone.
Street with shops
For half an hour I walked around the territory, filming everything interesting with the camera. Then I sat on the mobile Internet for another half hour. Then it got dark, and I walked a little with the camera - I took some pictures under night lighting. I got stuck on my phone again, then went to dinner at a restaurant.
In short, it was difficult for me to occupy myself these three and a half hours, because shops, as a form of pastime, are not very interesting to me. Moreover, the entire assortment is of some kind for children - clothes and toys. I also saw a jewelry store, well, I admit the possibility that there are some other shopping options on the territory of Fantasy that remained outside my field of vision.
The situation changes if you come here with children. There is much more entertainment for families. Firstly, with a child your movement speed decreases, and secondly, there are various activities that will be of interest to children. On the shopping street, there are animators every now and then, and everything around looks like a bright fairy tale.
There is also a whole pavilion with all sorts of games. I did not dwell on this, but in passing noted to myself that these are mainly fairground entertainment for agility and accuracy, such as a shooting gallery where you need to throw balls, darts, and pick up bottles with sticks. That is why reviews about Fantasy from families with children are completely positive..
Separately, you can ride an elephant or feed him. Naturally, all this for a fee..
Next to the pavilion, where children's agility rides, there is also «Tiger Shaw». There are rooms with fluorescent light and niches, where glowing mice and some other small animals are running around (I couldn't see everything hiding). A white parrot sits on a branch, and at the end of this mini zoo there is a room with a real tiger.
Go, I personally really liked the lighting and decorations, you can take interesting photos.
The most pleasant thing that happened to me during these three and a half hours is the buffet. I deliberately took a ticket that included a buffet, although there was also a choice of seafood lunch at a five-star restaurant. When you enter the buffet room, its scale is amazing. It is really huge, this feeling cannot even be conveyed in the pictures - increase in your mind everything that you see by two times.
By the Phuketans themselves, the Fantasia buffet is considered the largest in Southeast Asia. At the entrance, you will be shown the number of your table, which you have to find yourself. For a fee, you can order your own drinks.
Fruits are not enough, but everyone will find something for themselves: coffee, tea, water, cakes for tea. There are about fifteen dishes: rice, noodles, green curry, fish in white sauce, massaman curry, meat, everything is quite tasty. Separately, there are salad sets and a couple of ready-to-eat salad options.
Compared to the hotels where I had breakfast (and this is about 20 of them, including five-star ones), there is an excellent choice here, and in terms of the quality of the dishes, it is the most delicious. Restaurant staff constantly comes up, adds, puts, picks up plates.
To summarize, of the five hours I spent in Phuket Fantasy, the restaurant is one of the main impressions..
The show itself
At nine o'clock the show began, and it lasted a little over an hour. The show itself has nothing to compare with, because before that I was only on Alcazar transvestite show in Pattaya. Here, too, dances, but a slightly different action, and not trances, as in Alcazar, are involved, but ordinary Thais of various physiques. So, for an hour you will have to watch the dances.
By the way, I noticed one peculiarity. Whether in Alcazar or in Fantasy, the dancers' movements are not very well coordinated, not perfected. I am not a show specialist and not a choreographer, but for some reason the performances of our Russian collectives, which are shown on TV, always come to my mind, and it seems to me that our level of professionalism is much higher. Although, it may not be entirely correct to compare the island show and those who appear on TV.
After the show, I had two impressions. On the one hand, I can't say that it was very interesting, on the other hand, an hour passed quickly and I really liked some moments. For example, acrobats performing from the ceiling, directly above the audience, dressed in costumes painted with fluorescent colors. And when they did their tricks in the dark, it looked awesome. At some point, roosters with chickens ran headlong across the stage, and then sheep. Suddenly. And funny.
I liked the performance of the magic clowns, and the fact that they involved several spectators, though I don't know - fake or ordinary. They sawed off the audience, made them disappear, in general, they had fun in full.
The show has some kind of plot, but to be honest, it is not entirely obvious, and it is not particularly explained to the viewer along the way. Rather, at the very beginning, they tell you something in English, and then, either there is no voiceover at all, or maybe just a song in Thai. Although, if you think so, the viewer looks at how people in beautiful clothes dance beautifully, and most of them need a plot insofar as. For those who still care about it - grab a brochure with a plot.
The show has circus elements. Elephants walked around the stage, and at the very beginning they passed through the hall along a wide aisle. At the end of the show, the elephants sat down, bent their legs, stood on top of each other with two legs. During the show, it is noisy - pyrotechnics, explosions and smoke are used. It seemed to me that everything here is more focused on children..
In general, my review is this - the Fantasy Show is worth watching once if you have not seen anything like this before, or if you need to walk the children. I personally did not regret going, but would only leave the buffet and show. An alternative to Fantasy in Phuket - only Siam Nikaramt Show.
Information to visit
Discount ticket price
- Prices on the very useful site Klook, where you always have to check tickets for discounts:
Show ticket price - 1470 baht / person.
Show + buffet - 1670 baht / person.
Transfer in both directions - 250 baht / person.
- Prices from Alfa-Travel, through which I traveled (I ordered on the website and a transfer to the hotel came for me):
Show ticket price - 1800 baht / person.
Show + buffet - 2050 baht / person.
Transfer in both directions - 200 baht / person.
- Prices on the official FantaSea Phuket website:
Show ticket price - 1800 baht / person
Show + buffet - 2200 baht / person.
Round trip transfer - 350 baht.
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The difference is not in favor of the official website and there is no catch here, I have often noticed such Thai marketing at different resorts. In the Alcazar cabaret in Pattaya it was also cheaper through the agency than directly. If you are several people, then the savings will already be noticeable. Here are the contacts of Alfa-Travel.
+66622100091 (Whatsapp, Viber, Line, Telegram)
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They picked me up from the hotel in Patong at 17 o'clock and brought me back at 23 o'clock. If your beach is further away, you will most likely come back later than me. I was in FantaSea from 17.30 to 22.30, that is, 5 hours. If you are not interested in shopping and lunch, then buy only the show. It takes place 2 times a day, at 19.30 and at 21.00. Lasts about an hour.
Another of the prices of Fantasy in Phuket: ride an elephant in the main square - 1000 baht, feed - 80 baht. Inside, in the theater, a photo with an elephant (attention) - 700 baht!
There is a restaurant at the entrance to the territory, in case you are hungry before the buffet, or after, or you have a ticket without a buffet at all. The rest of the cafes sell something for little things, ice cream, juices, smoothies, popcorn, etc. I took myself a smoothie for 75 baht, normal. Below on the pictures are more prices for drinks and snacks.
It's cold in the hall where the Fantasy Show is taking place, you have to take a sweater or a blanket-towel, I'm a little bit cold. It is better to sit closer to the stage - the hall is large and it is difficult to see from the back rows without binoculars.
The show itself cannot be filmed with a camera, so there are no photos, and I didn't even try to take pictures from under the floor, they say - they track it and force it to be deleted.
At the entrance there is a luggage room for phones and cameras, but this is not necessary - no one checks at the entrance, you can bring everything with you so as not to stand in an extra queue before and after the show. But in general, delivery and receipt does not take much time, because they are put on stream.
On the map
The FantaSee show in Phuket is one of the most popular entertainment venues.
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The FantaSee show in Phuket is one of the most popular entertainment venues..