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6 things to do at the 'abandoned castle' in Batangas

Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 22 2017 12:10 AM | Updated as of May 22 2017 12:36 AM

Contrary to what was initially reported on social media and some blogs, the "abandoned castle" in Lemery, Batangas is far from deserted.

Fantasy World was converted from a theme park to a photo park by the ECE Realty Corporation years after the management decided to halt its construction and operation when the company's head, Emilio Ching, fell ill, employees of the park who asked not be identified told ABS-CBN News.

Though wide-angled shots posted on the internet make the property look barren and haunted, a trip inside the property will prove otherwise.

Here's a look at what's in store for those who are willing to pay P1,000 (good for 10 people) to gain access to the unfinished medieval-themed attraction dubbed by netizens as the supposed Disneyland in the Philippines.

1. TAKE PICTURES

The aging medieval castle set against the Batangas greenery may take you a step closer to having #feedgoals. Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News
The sparse number of park visitors also makes the place photobomber-free aka the perfect spot to take OOTDs. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

2. POSE LIKE ROYALS 

A royal throne complete with wigs, crowns, and other courtly wardrobe and accessories await those who want to take their IG game a notch higher. Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News
But be warned because dressing up like kings and queens and sitting on thrones come at the price of P300. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News
Professional cameras may only be brought inside the park for a fee of P5,000. Stick to using mobile phone cameras if you're not willing to shell out that much moolah. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

3. EAT

Food and beverage bought beyond the castle walls are not allowed inside Fantasy World. Guests may purchase drinks, snacks, and meals from the park's food stall. Goods are priced between P30 and P125. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

4. CLIMB A TREE HOUSE

Those who would not mind climbing about a hundred steps will be rewarded with an unobstructed view of the Batangas greenery that surrounds the park. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News
Guests can also marvel at the theme park from a bird's eye view by climbing the castle's towers. Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

5. FUN RIDES

Several theme park rides such as mini-ferris wheels, roller coasters, and mechanical swings can be spotted in different parts of the property. Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News
Park workers told ABS-CBN News that the rides were installed just in February, but the park's management refused to disclose if the theme park's rides will soon become operational. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

6. AND MORE PHOTOS

In case you can't get enough of Fantasy World, the management offers free access to the park and an exclusive clubhouse for a lifetime membership fee worth P187,000. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News