Some of Philippines Theme Park – (Star City & Manila Ocean Park)
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 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 RidesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Adult RidesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Snow World in Star CityClick thumbnail to view full-size
Dino Island in Star CityClick thumbnail to view full-size
Other Highlights . . .Click thumbnail to view full-size
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.
More Theme Parks . . .
Enchanted KingdomClick thumbnail to view full-size
Fantasy WorldClick thumbnail to view full-size
Global FunClick thumbnail to view full-size
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