Dream World Bangkok: The Essential Guide
Dream World Bangkok for kids
Dream World Bangkok was one of the places we thought we would skip while visiting the Thai capital. As full time travellers we mostly just live simple lives wherever we are, doing the same stuff we would do back home. Kids are kids whether they are in the UK, Bali (click here for our Bali posts) or Thailand and we spend a lot of time finding shops to buy snacks, visiting parks and soft plays and making sure the kids get enough down-time. We got a great deal on our Bangkok hostel; for the best accommodation deals click here to check out Hotels Combined or click here for Booking.com
I’m also not a fan of theme parks and so Dream World Bangkok was last on the list of places to visit in the city. However, when the kids saw it on the Get Your Guide website they loved the look of it, and so we booked our family of six (Patrick and myself, our three kids aged 6, 5 and 2, and my Mum) day tickets including lunch to the Thai theme park. Check out current ticket prices and book here.
Dream World Bangkok: The prices
The total cost for all six of us with lunch was £83 via Get Your Guide, which I thought was pretty spectacular. Get Your Guide sell single tickets without lunch for £14-15. and offer an an amazing all-inclusive option with transport and huge buffet lunch. Back in the UK you would pay a similar price for one entry ticket plus lunch in some of our theme parks, so we were already happy with Dream World Bangkok when we arrived. Check out other Get Your Guide trips here to see the various Dream World deals available, as well as other things to do in Bangkok with kids.
Dream World Bangkok: How to get there
It took just under one hour in a taxi from central Bangkok to reach Dream World. If you drive yourself there are free buses every 10 minutes from the car park to the main entrance; there is also a taxi rank by the main entrance where you can pick up taxis for the ride home.
We did this and the driver was fair and used the meter (actually, more than fair, he could have charged what he liked for a family with three kids stuck on the outskirts of the city). It will cost around 400 baht (£10) for the journey.
You can also get to Dream World on the 538 bus that leaves from Victory Monument in Bangkok.
- From central Bangkok, take the Vibhavadee-Rangsit highway from Din Daeng to the Future Park junction at Rangsit, then turn onto the Rangsit-Ongkarak road; follow it for around 10 minutes and you will see Dream World Bangkok on your right.
2. From Bang-Na, Sukhabhiban, Samut Prakan or Ram Indra, get on the Eastern ring road then take the Rangsit exit; then carry on for until you see Dream World Bangkok on your left.
Dream World Bangkok: Rides and attractions
Dream World was perfect for our family (three adults and three kids aged 6, 5 and 2). As you enter the park there are lots (and I mean lots) of cutesie photo opportunities for kids, from poke-your-head-through-the-painting stands to carefully carved ‘Love’ topiary, to miniature toadstool villages. There are also plenty of characters walking around, interacting with the kids and stopping for photos. Snow White made an appearance, as did the Power Rangers and some other Marvel superheroes.
At the beginning of the park there is also a large lake with boats that you can take to ride on; there was so much to see and do that we didn’t make it to these boats- there’s always next time! Just beyond the lake are fantasy villages such as the Giant’s House (with oversized furniture to make kids feel tiny); an upside-down castle; Candy Land and a tropical fruit village. It’s all good fun for little ones; all of our girls loved it, so it’s not too young for a 6 year old.
There are lots of rides for toddlers and preschoolers. Our girls enjoyed some bumper-boats, several driving rides with cars and trains, a first-taste-of-adrenaline school bus ride and an aeroplane ride that you could control yourself. We were very happy with the rides for tots as in the UK we are used to a tiny selection for younger kids, and it was really nice to be able to include all the kids equally. There’s also a cable car from one end of the park to the other, and a monorail.
There are also proper’ rides- being a complete wuss I didn’t go on any of them, but Patrick and Esmae (6) went on a big rollercoaster and loved it. There’s also some kind of giant hamster wheel thing where you get put in a dark room and spun around with blaring techno music, which is what my eternity might look like if I end up on the wrong side of the pearly gates when I die.
Dream World Bangkok: Food and facilities
We noticed that Dream World was very accessible for wheelchairs, with smooth concrete ramps next to every flight of steps. There are plenty of toilets around the park and these are kept immaculately clean (a pattern we’ve noticed in many public spaces in Bali and Thailand), There are loads of food stalls selling everything from steaming bowls of noodle soup to steamed corn on the cob, to candy floss and everything in between. The food is very reasonably price, although we had lunch included in our ticket so we didn’t buy loads. The buffet lunch was excellent; a huge selection of curries and Thai and Indian dishes with a separate section for vegetarian food. Hurrah! This was well worth the extra £16 that it cost for the six of us to eat here.
Dream World Bangkok: Should you go?
Bangkok has a multitude of family friendly attractions and we found it very easy to fill ten days in the city. For families with children I would say that Dream World is one of the must-visit attractions, as it has more than enough to fill a whole day at exceptionally good value. Get your tickets now here!