On Jakarta's bayfront, the people’s ‘Dreamland’ is a landscaped recreation complex popular with families. It has amusement rides and sporting and leisure facilities, including bowling, but gets extremely crowded on weekends. Prime attractions include the Pasar Seni (Art Market), which has cafes, craft shops, cable-car rides, art exhibitions, and live jazz every Friday.

The park also includes the Atlantis Water Adventure water-park complex, for which there's an additional fee to enjoy a wave pool, waterslides and a slide pool, plus artificial beaches.

The Gondola, a cable-car system, provides great views of the bay. The huge Dunia Fantasi fun park includes the Halilintar twisted roller-coaster ride and Kora Kora (swinging ship). Marine mammal lovers, be warned. Seaworld Ancol lives here too.

Three Transjakarta bus lines run to Ancol. A taxi will cost around 70,000Rp from Jl Thamrin.