Our family very much enjoyed our visit to VinWonders Phu Quoc, but it's still good to state the pros and cons so you'll know what to expect when you visit during Covid in 2020:
1. It wasn't crowded at all though it was summer. Understandably, because: Covid. Though I do wanna point out that Vietnam has it under control quite well with one of the least deaths and infections per million residents. That said, you could take all the rides without queuing at all! We took many rounds of our favourite ones.
2. Though it wasn't crowded, appreciated that the stations were all still open and that service was great. Staff still greeted us with smiles and enthusiasm. The guides at the fairy tale stations still gave us a full story rundown, mostly in Vietnamese.
3. You can take many great photos with not many/ nobody in your background. This works well especially when you're taking photos in "Alice in Wonderland"... since Alice didn't see many other humans down that rabbit hole! Also, you may want to visit when the sun sets ~6pm since that's when the castle will be beautifully lit up.
4. This VinWonders amusement park is NEW! Everything we visited was in great condition. The new and improved Ferris Wheel is much larger than the old one and... has great air-conditioning too. And a great view of the park + hotels + beach beyond.
5. Food-wise, there are many more options than the old amusement park. They managed to get some familiar names such as Lotteria, Burger King and a Korean BBQ place to open in the park. There were also many small booths selling snacks.
Cons/ Good to know before visiting:
1. As mentioned earlier, there ARE many food options in the park, including international brands. HOWEVER, most seem to be closed by 7pm... or earlier. So you may wanna plan dinner elsewhere outside the park.
2. You may literally be the only person taking the roller coaster ride into the night (only ~7pm)... which we did. We didn't mind the added "thrill", but you might.
3. They're kinda in a transition phase. Their new aquarium was gonna be "Southeast Asia's largest aquarium" when it opens, and we kinda looked forward to that as it was supposed to open mid 2020, but because of the pandemic, we understand that it simply makes more financial sense to open it in 2021 when they presumably have more visitors. So right now, you gotta visit the old aquarium which is... much smaller. And the old aquarium is in the middle of the old, half-dismantled amusement park. Not sure how that works out as we didn't visit it. Also, the musical fountain show did NOT take place in front of the new and beautifully lit up castle. We're not sure if it was cancelled due to low turnout, or because it was happening at the old amusement park. I hope they would let us know at the point of entry. Either that or, you gotta remember to ask the park attendants before waiting there unfruitfully, like we did.