|The Entrance to Bali Safari and Marine Park|
We had eagerly anticipated our trip to Bali Safari and Marine Park. This is supposed to be a theme park targeted at families with kids. Given the lack of child specific attractions in Bali, this seem to be a good respite for us amidst the cliffs, temples and sunsets. Furthermore we are veterans of theme parks , having been to 10 different theme parks around the world, thus we associated theme parks with fun.
About Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali Safari Park was established in 2008.The park houses hundreds of animals representing more than 60 species, including some rare and endangered ones. The exhibits features Sumatrapan elephants, white tiger, komodo dragons, camels and more.
The park also include a waterpark as well as fun zone meant for kids.
We took the Jungle hopper tickets price at US 49. It is pricey considered it is in Bali. Even Legoland Malaysia is cheaper (sgd 55) before any discount applied. The price of the ticket includes 'Safari Journey' , Bali Agung show, fun zone and water park. Also included are access to ' Fresh Water Aquarium', ' Animal Educational show' and ' Elephant Educational show'. The next ticket price option at US 69 includes a buffet lunch. We think it is not necessary as you can get a decent meal at half the price at Tsavo Lion restaurant . Other packages include elephant rides, but Daddy thinks Louis may be too small to ride one. Child under 3 admits for free.
|Bali Safari and Marine Park|
|Me Feeding elephants|
|Waterpark and Funzone|
Unfortunately ,we had to concentrate on the funzone as
We did managed to get a private carousel ride together with a car ride. As for the spinning coaster, the flume ride and the bumper cars, we must have missed them as we did not see them while we were there. We did take the jungle cruise by the side of the Funzone. The waiting time was a good 0 minute.
It does seemed like Daddy booked this portion of the park for our own private use.
We spend about 4 hours at the park. We would not exactly classify it as a theme park , but more like a zoo with amusement park like elements. We think for the fee it may be costly given that the facilities falls short of the standard we expect. However , given its kids centric attractions, it may be worthwhile to give this overprice attraction a spin. After all a holiday is only complete if you experience what the country has to offer. So on that thought, go with an open mind and enjoy the experiences you may have at the park!
Bali with Kids (Part 1)
Bali with Kids ( Ubub, Tanah Lot, Kuta)