Some of Philippines Theme Park – (Star City & Manila Ocean Park)

PERYA

Carnival or most identified as “perya” in the Philippines, is ordinarily seen during fiesta. These carnivals hop in from town to town to give grace to the fiesta celebration. Every town is celebrating fiesta yearly; so you could just picture out these carnivals sprouting here and there. Recently some theme park made their name known to the locals; the Filipinos will no longer wait for the annual fiesta to experience some thrilling and exciting rides.

There were numerous line ups of nice theme park here in the Philippines. Some of the famous one in Luzon would be Enchanted Kingdom, Fantasy World, Global Fun Carnival, Star City and Manila Ocean Park. There were some rumors that Universal Studios theme park will soon to rise in Manila Bay. Huh I’m getting excited for that.

I was lucky that I was in the middle of these wonderful places. Although Enchanted Kingdom, Global Fun and Fantasy World are just nearby I haven’t been there yet. I’ll try visiting Enchanted or Global Fun this Christmas Season. As for Fantasy World not a chance I guess, as it only caters to shareholders.

Star City

Star City started out as a Holiday Craze in 1991; only active during Christmas Season. After some reformation, it is now visited by the locals all year round. There were a lot to see in Star City. The little ones will enjoy several kiddie rides indoor. Some of the adult rides were located indoor, but most of the thrilling rides were outside. Other highlights to watch out are Snow World, Dino Island, Land of the Giants, Peter Pan, House of Horrors, Dungeon, Kilabot ng Mummy, and Time Tunnel.

Kiddie Rides

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Adult Rides

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Snow World in Star City

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Dino Island in Star City

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Other Highlights . . .

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Land of the GiantsLand of the GiantsPeter PanDungeonHouse of HorrorMummyTime Tunnel
Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Dungeon
Dungeon
House of Horror
House of Horror
Mummy
Mummy
Time Tunnel
Time Tunnel

Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park is the Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium. The journey will begin from witnessing the:

  • Waterfalls - artificial waterfall that flows into 8 different water tanks displaying various flora and fauna
  • Reef - series of 46 tanks that feature the very colorful Philippine underwater rainforest
  • Fishing Ground - Four big distinct aquariums will display an assortment of fish in all sizes and colors
  • Living Ocean - 25-meter walk along an underwater tunnel and experience how marine animals interact with each other in their natural habitat
  • The Deep – you will see the barracudas that is known as the “Tiger of the Sea”
  • Overhang tank – underneath the overhang tank is a variety of rays
  • Sharks – see various species of shark

Other than the open water marine habitat; boutique, mall, restaurant and function facilities are just within the area.

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More Theme Parks . . .

PHOTO GALLERY

Enchanted Kingdom

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Park MapVictoria ParkThe Wizard and the PrincessGrand CarouselStone EggsBouldervilleDinosoarusAnchors AwayJung Log JamSpace ShuttleSwan LakeFlying FiestaKart TrakThe Rialto4D Discovery Theater
Park Map
Park Map
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
The Wizard and the Princess
The Wizard and the Princess
Grand Carousel
Grand Carousel
Stone Eggs
Stone Eggs
Boulderville
Boulderville
Dinosoarus
Dinosoarus
Anchors Away
Anchors Away
Jung Log Jam
Jung Log Jam
Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
Swan Lake
Swan Lake
Flying Fiesta
Flying Fiesta
Kart Trak
Kart Trak
The Rialto
The Rialto
4D Discovery Theater
4D Discovery Theater

Fantasy World

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Global Fun

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easetravels 7 years ago from INDIA,TAMILNADU

Good Hub. But, I am scared to play in those games. Any way good information about Phillipines' theme parks.


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Same here. I don't want those scary rides coz I'm scared to death, lol!


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Thanks for showing us an unknown side of the Philippines. I would love to take part in one of those fiestas and I am sure the children would love the theme parks.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

I was in Manila in 1965...sure has changed...Nothing like that then...

Thanks for this interesting Hub...


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Thank you for the visit Pricessa. It’s my pleasure to introduce the unfamiliar face of my dear Philippines. =) 


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Hi maven, it’s great you’ve seen Manila back then. Although there has been a lot of development as of this time, I believe back in 1965 there were no pollution yet, less traffic, and poverty is immaterial. I would love to see the Philippines in 1965, lol! =)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

What a fun and colorful theme park hub! I liked the snow world in Star City. The Enchanted Kingdom and Fantasy World looked interesting too. And I love Universal Studios that I visited here in the states (Florida)! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get your wish of a Univ. Studio near you! Thanks for sharing.


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

I love Snow World too; we get to experience snow which we obviously don’t have here in the Philippines hehe! It's freezing cold; we didn’t even have the chance to take photos (but my brother did as seen above) as we only stayed for a while. If we didn’t bring my daughter with us, maybe we could have stayed longer.

Huh I hope we could experience Universal Studio too!

Thanks Dottie! =)


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Wow! Thanks for giving me incite into your wonderful land. I've friends from there, but have never been to the Phillipines myself.

My only suggestion is perhaps a video..not sure if this is the same "Star City," but if it is..well, here's a video for the hub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38qWVtnGX0Y

=)

Keep'em coming!


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Oh thank you Ixxy. Yeah the "star city" in the vid is the same as the "star city" I've mentioned here in my hub.

Thank you for dropping by. It's nice to know that you have some Filipino friends in your place. Hope you can visit the Philippines someday. =)


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Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

Hi Charia. I'm glad you had a good time being in these places. :) I sincerelly hope I can visit the Philippines some day, not just for the fun places, but the nice people. :)


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Susan Ng 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Ooh, I'm so excited! My husband and I are going to Manila next month, and we're planning to visit Manila Ocean Park. :) I'd like to go to Star City, too. Is it near Manila Ocean Park? :D


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Hi Haunty! I sincerely hope as well that you could visit my dear Philippines! We are waiting for you. hahaha I don't know if it's just me but it kinda sounds morbid, when I say we are waiting for you! Anyway hospitality is in our very nature. Thanks for your visit, as usual! Really appreciate it. =)


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Hello teacher Susan! Yes Star City and Manila Ocean Park are in close proximity. MOP is behind the Quirino Grandstand Luneta, while SC is in Roxas Blvd. Pasay near CCP Complex.

Nice that you'll have some time to have a break. =)


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Susan Ng 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Now I just have to go to Star City! Hehe. :) And it IS really nice to have a break and spend some time with my husband after six months of being in separate islands! :P Thanks!


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Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

Well, were it not for your hospitality well-known to me it would've almost sounded like some sort of trap. lol

And thanks for the kindness.


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Oh I see, your husband is working in another part of the land. At least you get to see each others after six months; I get to see my husband after 12 long months, sometimes longer. =(

Good luck on your vacation Teacher Susan! =)

Hey Haunty! Thanks!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Charia, I enjoyed the different photos you posted. Ahh and I see baby Sam too. And in the Dino pic was that your hubby? :-) Thumbs up for this hub.


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Charia Samher 7 years ago Author

Hi Teacher Michelle!

Yes it was my husband and my baby Sam. Isn't she cute!?! hahaha love your own! Thank you so much! I'm glad you've enjoyed it! =)


vincent 7 years ago

ive never been to star city but i think its a perfect place spending time with families and friends.

i'll make it sure i can go there some times.


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Very resourceful Charia you've whipped out a truly entertaining hubs... glad I visted this... i already been to Enchanted Kingdom and Star City and they're so good. But i hate the blastid starflyer thing, it was a torture nyhahaha... But i love rialto.


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Charia Samher 6 years ago Author

Thanks for enjoying my hubs General! Hope to go to EK this holiday. =)


Gil 6 years ago

haha i would like to share an embarassing moment in starcity with my boyfriend...so we went to the walk-in adventures there. (kilabot na mummy?im not sure of the title., also the gabi ng lagim.and the future one.) i didn't saw the warning of not taking pictures inside... so i did took some pictuires inside.. then suddenly a voice said: bawal po kumuha ng pictures..so we we're shocked... only we did then notice that there are surveillance cams inside.. we kissed inside for like a gazillion times.... and we're not aware of the cams inside....it's really embarassing. hahaha


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Charia Samher 6 years ago Author

That was really funny Gil...maybe u just have to wait if someone will upload your vid to YouTube. LOL! Thanks for commenting! =)


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

that was very entertaining ;p

I remember goin to Snow World, it was fantastic but suffocating LOL but I enjoyed the day later going to Manila Ocean Park


Venus 6 years ago

Hi just read some of your comments,very nice info...pwede ko bang malaman kung pwede bang magdala ng camera sa star city???

tanx


Venus 6 years ago

Hi just read some of your comments,very nice info...pwede ko bang malaman kung pwede bang magdala ng camera sa star city???

tanx


empeel 6 years ago

Yup pwede magdala ng camera inside star city...sa loob ng snow world di pwede kc baka masira daw cam mo sa sobrang lamig..pero syempre marami pa rin nagpipicture dun...so use at your own risk na lang...=)


jasmine rei leanda 6 years ago

hello :D wahahaha. . .


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sudamaprasad 6 years ago

Manila nice place. I had been there recently, I visited amazing show in yourcity


Pepper 6 years ago

Where is Global Fun Carnival in Luzon? Thanks!


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

I have been to many of the places you mention above, but the greatest thrill for me was actually at one of the "traveling" carnivals that set up in my wife's province. The price of each ride was very low but there were still many children that just had no money at all to be able to experience the rides.

So I negotiated a deal with the owners of the rides and had well over a hundred of these kids on the various rides with pop corn and drinks, all in all I think I spent less than $100 dollars and had a fantastic night...


mark.... uk 5 years ago

we fly to manila from uk on dec 13 2010 me my son and my partner...jeeezzz it is sub zero here 10 dergrees under freezing point...i dnt think ill go to the snow dome..hehehe im leaving snow here in uk :)


Marc Darwin 5 years ago

Hi. tanong ko lang. pwede ba magdala ng camera sa loob ng star city? thanks.


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jamiesweeney 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Look like people always have great fun visiting Manila parks! Wanna try to visit. Thanks.

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