Is it worth spending one afternoon at Santiago de Chile Fantasilandia? How many rides does Santiago Chile have?
Why go to an amusement park?
I found out about this park in the most random way. Last year, when I was in South America, I was waiting for a bus. I was going to Santiago, the capital of Chile. All of a sudden the TV from the bus station showed some footage of an amusement park. I didn’t get where it was. Without hesitating I asked the guys sitting next to me if they know the name of that place. They told me it’s in Santiago and it’s called Fantasilandia. That was all I needed!
Don’t get me wrong! I love amusement parks in general. Maybe because I didn’t have access to any while growing up, or maybe just because they are tons of fun. An amusement park is one of the few places that should not be done solo. At the time I was travelling solo. Therefore, I invited the only person I knew who lived close by and I was planning to visit afterwards.
This day might have been the day I had the most fun in my entire American adventure. First, we went around to see the rides and decide how we should start. My friend was a bit more scared than I was. We had to agree on some aspects of how we wanted to do this. Unfortunately, by the time I got there, my GoPro was long gone. So my footage is not as much of a live-action as I would have liked. Or at least not from when we were on the rides. And I have only recorded with my tablet (having a very poor-quality camera).
About Fantasilandia Chile
It’s located in O’Higgins Park – the name of the subway station as well. The park has more than one entry. It’s important to know this if you decide to meet someone at the entry, I’ve learned that the hard way.
They have three different areas: adrenaline, family and children. As well as they have some extra entertaining areas where you have to pay extra to try them.
The locker is a very good idea and it is very safe. Just make sure you have Chilean coins for it.
They have a nice diversity in food, even an all-you-can-eat buffet. However, they do feel rather expensive (as is expected from this kind of park).
Tips & Tricks for fantasilandia rides
- One of the main rules, as expected, is you are not allowed to bring your own food or drink inside the park.
- It’s cheaper to go during the days of the week, and even cheaper if you buy the ticket online. However, you will need to put in information from a Chilean ID in order to actually be able to buy it online.
- There are some water rides! Make sure to be dressed with something easy to dry and best to have a swimsuit under.
Is it worth going on Fantasilandia rides?
Some of the rides we went on were: Rapid River, Crazy Dance and probably Disko. Monga – was lost on me because I didn’t understand Spanish enough. Don’t get me started on Chilean Spanish. Hahaha. Anyway, I couldn’t get into the story to get scared. But all the kids were screaming around me so I guess it was good?! Tagada, Boomerang – I am not sure about and Tsunami was one of the funniest.
I had the most fun. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt; I screamed, I even cried laughing, I got soaked and I felt my heart in my throat quite a lot. It was an amazing day and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
The last ride, and the craziest I have been on, was Raptor. My friend did not join me and I have no actual footage of it. But I will leave you with this video found on YT. Be prepared for all the screams, I need to admit I did close my eyes a few times while on it because I got too scared. Hehe!
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