What can I say about Fantasea.
Except that I'm mentally scarred by it. That all my senses were so over stimulated that I thought I may never sleep again.
Imagine being trapped inside the brain of a young child for a few hours. One that suffers from ADHD and hasn't been medicated for a few days. And imagine that the kid loves pink. And they are very fond of Hello Kitty and Teletubbies and My little Pony.
Then throw in a few elephants and tigers and lots of young people wearing fluro costumes and talking in very loud excited voices.
Thats what Fantasea is a bit like.
Happiness on steroids.
They also claim to have The Worlds Grandest Buffet. And I also claim that they have possibly the worlds cleanest toilets. And the most nicely decorated.
Fantasea is like a theme park. A very bright one. A sideshow alley. And after you've wandered about and eaten, there is a show. Its like a musical. But with elephants and chooks, doves and oxen, illusionists, trapeze artists and phyrotechnics. Its sort of boy saves Thailand and wins the girl with the help of his magic elephant. Who by the way did a huge shit on stage.
I don't have any photos of the show because they don't let you take cameras in. They have people at the entry who check your bag and feel your pockets. Then you have to hand them in and collect them at the end. I was pretty nervous about handing my camera over but it would've been really annoying if people were snapping away all night.
So here are the toilets.
And here is a bit of Fantasea. Ten years old this year. I know there are a lot of photos, but it was a kind of overwhelming place. And this is only a fraction of it. The Ultimate Nightime Cultural Themepark. Thats what they call themselves.