Anjo World reopens, adapts to ‘new normal’ in amusement tourism

Anjo World is now ready to welcome guests with new normal measures in place for amusement tourism as it reopens today, September 11, 2020.

Cebu’s premier amusement park, operated by Belmont One, has officially resumed operations after being closed for months due to stringent community quarantine imposed at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. It will open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The park is located at the Belmont One Commercial Complex in Barangay Calajoan in Minglanilla town.

WELCOME BACK. Belmont One president Mr. Chester Lim (extreme right) together with Mr. Cedric Reyes, head of sales, marketing and press relations of Anjo World (2nd from right) and the management team. Cebu’s premier amusement park is now ready to again welcome guests.
WELCOME BACK. Belmont One president Mr. Chester Lim (extreme right) together with Mr. Cedric Reyes, head of sales, marketing and press relations of Anjo World (2nd from right) and the management team. Cebu’s premier amusement park is now ready to again welcome guests.

“As we slowly reopen the economy, we at Anjo will continue to deliver a fantastic place for everyone minding the new health protocols for the safety of all our guests,” said Belmont One President Chester Lim.

Health and safety measures

Anjo World is implementing several health and safety measures such as capacity management (50 percent capacity), frequent hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing, temperature checking, health declaration for contact tracing, wearing of face mask, non-contact access of entry and exit points, contactless ordering of food, and frequent disinfection of facilities and rides.

Lim said the company’s Health Infection and Prevention Control Officer) will regularly check whether all of these health protocols are properly observed.

“Guests will have more confidence when they see that we are health and safety compliant,” the company executive said.

Lim is optimistic that local tourism will start to pick up as Cebu continues the trend of flattening the curve.

“People will start to go out as we have been locked down for too long and we deserve a break to reward ourselves, spend time with our families and friends,” he said.

Health and safety protocols at Anjo World

Boom in local tourism

The reopening of Anjo World will also help institutions in its value-chain such as restaurants, food carts and suppliers, he added.

“Since international tourism will take time to reopen, we expect a boom in our local tourism towards the last quarter of this year especially during the Christmas season,” Lim pointed out.

Lim also disclosed that Anjo World will continue to slowly open up other facilities and attractions in the next couple of weeks as the government ease out the quarantine restrictions.

“We want to position Anjo World as still Cebu’s top family destination, but now a safer theme park for all. Being a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), we were prepared as early as July with adapting to the new normal. Theme parks from abroad shared their best practices in keeping their parks safe,” said Cedric Reyes, Head of Sales, Marketing & Press Relations of Anjo World.

The amusement park has stepped up its implementation of health and safety protocols to adhere to government mandates. It has already secured a Special Mayor’s Permit from the local government of Minglanilla and Certificate of Compliance from the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office to resume receiving tourists again.

SPACE SHUTTLE. Let your imagination run wild as you feel the thrill of being an astronaut with Anjo World’s ever famous Space Shuttle.
SPACE SHUTTLE. Let your imagination run wild as you feel the thrill of being an astronaut with Anjo World’s ever famous Space Shuttle.

Safety a priority

“We are positive that our guests will feel confident and continue to frequent Anjo World as one of their favorite family destinations. We are ready for the challenges of the new normal,” Reyes said.

“Ride safety is not enough, but also our guests’ health and welfare are also top of our priority. The new normal will bring inevitable changes and challenges to keep us on our toes,” Reyes added.

Anjo World is also boosting its adoption to technology by encouraging cashless payment options for both tickets and food to lessen contact at its facilities.

“Perception is going to be vital in gaining trust of park guests. We are hoping to eventually raise attendance capacity once restrictions have lessened,” he said.

Apart from the existing 12 thrilling rides at the park, Anjo World is adding more mid-way games called FUNtastic Arena, wherein guests can play “can smash” or throw some hoops and win larger than life stuffed toys.

“We have embraced and adapted the new normal, intensified our safety team and formed new health protocols for the safety of both guests and team members,” he said.

Belmont One president Chester Lim.
Belmont One president Chester Lim.

Anjo World promotion

Anjo World is offering various promos as it seeks to regain visitor confidence.

For one, it is participating in the upcoming Great Cebu Sale from September 15 to October 31, 2020. Guests may purchase a three-Day Adventure Pass (DAP) and get one free DAP ticket (unlimited ride ticket per person, per day).

As its way of recognizing frontliners, Anjo World is also offering them a P100 discount on tickets.

Cedric Reyes, Head of Sales, Marketing and Press Relations of Anjo World, presents the health and safety measures being implemented at the park.
Cedric Reyes, Head of Sales, Marketing and Press Relations of Anjo World, presents the health and safety measures being implemented at the park.

The frontliner, who must be a bearer of a proper IATF identification, may purchase a regular DAP ticket (unlimited ride ticket per person, per day) at only P500 (weekend rate) instead of P600.

Customers may visit the park’s official website www.anjoworld.com or its official social media accounts for more details on the promos.