Visayas only world-class theme park is finally open. Located in the Belmont One Commercial Complex in Calajoan, Minglanilla, its owner set the goal for their existence.
“It is my sincere hope that we can bring great joy to Cebuanos, Filipinos and to the world for the generations to come,” Chester Lim, the President of Belmont One, which runs the park said in his speech during their grand opening over the weekend.
Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Pena in his rejoinder revealed that their town is lucky in having Anjo World, seeing it as the magnet for people to flock in their place. “Like me, Minglanillahanons are delighted as we experience the excitement that this theme park has to offer.
I would say Anjo World has made our town trending in the social media and to the tourism industry for being the largest theme park in the Visayas,” Pena said. Coupled with the Snow World, the park has various rides that customers and guests could enjoy.
Their customer service is at par with known indoor family entertainment in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City Metro Manila, Kidzania. “We would want to be known as smaller Enchanted Kingdom with the customer service of Kidzania in Manila because their customer service is way above so we want to be like them.
They are our inspiration, they serve as our challenge, to strive better and give customer service the way they are doing,” Cedric Reyes, Anjo World Sales and Marketing head said in a press conference. The park offers 12 rides, among them the Anjo Eye, a 200-foot ferris wheel which has 32 airconditioned gondolas.
Unlike ordinary Ferris wheel, the Anjo Eye rotates gradually which can serve as view deck from atop for families and friends especially at night times as the gondola could accommodate four persons at one time.
Thrill rides are also available, which includes The Pharaoh, an Egyptian themed spinning coaster where the seat could twist and turn in the course of the ride.
Reyes said their rides are imported from accredited manufacturers belonging to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and all are computer operated where it would stop automatically once a sensor malfunctions.
Its safety officers are trained abroad, Reyes said, adding their thrill rides have shoulder harness and seatbelts. Aside from the food stalls within the Belmont One complex, Cafe Colosseo, a restaurant that offers Italian and Western dishes, with Cebuano twist is available inside the theme park.
Spacious vehicle parking area is available for free while MyBus would also serve them in the next few days. Anjo is derived from the name of Lim’s parents, Antonio (deceased) and Josephine, both known travelers whose dreams to have a theme park has been realized putting up the rides that they saw and experienced abroad./AAJ