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“Not worth the Money”
Review of Phuket FantaSea

Phuket FantaSea
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$64.75*
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Phuket Fantasea (Show Only)
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Kamala
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Owner description: This cultural theme park is divided into three sections: shopping in the Festival village, dining in the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant and Vegas-style entertainment in the Palace of the Elephants.
Gold Coast
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Not worth the Money”
Reviewed March 22, 2008

I agree with the majority of reviews about ‘Fantasea’, it is very over priced and the show is just not as advertised. The experience is worth it if you have 1,500baht to spare for just the shown which starts about 9.30pm but, you have to be in by 9pm to get to your seats. We arrived at 8.30pm after a great meal at Rock-Fish in Kamala, much better than the Fantasea food. Our Taxi drive managed to get us seats for just 1,000 baht each but still charged us 1.500baht, wasn’t till the next day that we saw the price on the ticket, no wonder we were at the back of the theatre. Still, that’s Phuket, you will get ripped off somewhere during your stay, if the taxi’s don’t get you, someone will. Good luck with Phuket it’s an experience no-one should miss…Go to Simon cabaret a much more entertaining show and only 600baht..

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“FantaSea - Make up your own mind”
Reviewed March 20, 2008

Despite the mixed reviews we did enjoy FantaSea....yes its a bit "touristy", probably overpriced but worth the visit.

We did the package deal - dinner & Gold seats.

The food was OK, certainly not the best in Phuket but the Gold seats are worth the bit extra.

The show was good although the storyline gets a bit obscure at times.

All I can say is make up your own mind!

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“Go for it if you are with kids”
Reviewed February 11, 2008

Read all the reviews about it and decided to go as I had time to kill in the evening. Tickets are very pricey and once in they try to squeeze every penny from you . Enticing the children to gamble with games of chance, elephant rides, feeding the elephants and more. What got me peeved off was the how they had no qualms about using a cub tiger to squeeze more money out of the patrons. The poor cub was manhandled by almost everyone who wanted to take a picture with it. It really got me mad. The poor cub was stressed out. That itself should be a good reason not to go there.If I had known how the animals were mistreated I would certainly have given it a miss.The humans actors ,however, gave an above average performance.Would i recommend it to others. If you love Animals give this place a MISS.

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“Nothing Spectacular”
Reviewed December 28, 2007

The grounds PhantaSea are found on are beautiful with a lot of shopping and beautiful architecture. The people there are selling most
of the products, whether it is pictures, elephant rides, or other items for sale. If you do go, I recommend the buffet. The food was good, not great, but very affordable.

The show itself was nothing great. It's no comparison to Cirque Du Soleil. Some of the tribal costumes were cool, but overall the show was mediocre at best in my opinion. I would definitely not go back, but if you need a night out and wanted to see a show, it is the only show I know of on the island.

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“Make up your own mind.”
Reviewed December 16, 2007

It is a while since we went to Fantasea, but as an experience it was great. We did the whole package thing - meal and show. Sure, it is expensive, but as an experience it was worth it. Don't be put off by people who say they didn't like it. Go and see for yourself. For us, it was a way to get an overview of life, culture and people in Thailand (albeit in a glitzy way) when we only had nine days, all on Phuket and it complemented our own meanderings and sightseeing.

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