Top 5 Leisure, Amusement and Theme Parks in the Philippines

Enchanted Kingdom
Manila Ocean Park
Ocean Adventure
Zoobic Safari
The Mind Museum

When spending time in the Philippines, local and foreign tourist  never run out of travel ideas and leisure activities/adventures. In fact, I haven’t been in the other regions of the country particularly those that involve rigid traveling. Philippines offers a year long chill and relax atmosphere, from summer all the way to season with bright white christmas lights doesn’t really bother – peak or not peak at all. The 7,100 plus islands has always something amazing to experience.

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Zoobic Safari Subic Bay Zambales [March 2009]

Ever wonders why some foreign nationals choose to spend their retirement age in the Philippines? Google it. But here’s my  observation, Philippines have fine weather (although it juggles between extreme hot and extreme rains/floods during peak seasons). Overall Philippines has the best to offer so far: serene beaches, flora and fauna, the best tourist spot, gastronomic and exotic food, reasonable lifestyle, availability of health services, quality education, English fluency, warm and friendly locals, talented people, enjoys merry-making, OC on personal hygiene, splendid shopping destination and more shopping. :) The very reason why I (we) doubted a a close family member of ours, to retire here in the Philippines, instead this person has a vivid interest to spend her remaining years somewhere in Europe. Hmm… Personally I never imagined spending my gray days on an alien land.

But before we hop in from the likes of Disneyland, Universal Studios, Legoland, Walt Disney World, Sanrio Puroland, or London, Spain, Japan, Egypt, Turkey, and more. Let me remind you guys to explore your own land. Nothing compares Batanes, Palawan, Camiguin, Bohol, Boracay, Davao, Cebu, Ilolo, Baguio, Tagaytay, Mindoro, etc. than being stranger in your own land.

Apart from it, we’re sharing (my list) of Top 5 Leisure, Amusement and Theme Parks in the Philippines. The places featured are not presented in random order.

Manila Ocean Park
Opened in 2008, we brought our child for the first time on December 2010. I was blogging for deiville(dot)info then as a personal blog. Oceanarium is the most fun part in my own opinion because of its main attraction, the 25-metre long walkway tunnel with 220-degree curved acrylic walls where school of fish and stingrays hang around above and beside you.
Check Manila Ocean Park updates at www.manilaoceanpark.com
Located behind the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park (Luneta) Manila, Philippines
Ticket rates according to Package and available Promos
Deep Sea Rush 5 – PhP550 Includes: Oceanarium, Sea Lion Show, Marine Life Habitat, Musical Fountain Show, Jellies Exhibit

Sea Breeze Express 8- PhP700 Includes:Oceanarium, Sea Lion Show, Marine Life Habitat, Musical Fountain Show, Jellies Exhibit, All Star Bird Show, Birds of Prey Kingdom, Penguin Talk Show

Pacific Sky Wonder 9 – PhP900 Includes:Oceanarium, Sea Lion Show, Marine Life Habitat, Musical Fountain Show, Jellies Exhibit, All Star Bird Show, Birds of Prey Kingdom, Penguin Talk Show, Trails to Antarctica

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Manila Ocean Park in 2011

Enchanted Kingdom
Opened in 1995, we were there during the soft opening and it was raining the whole afternoon. And when digital world isn’t invented yet. ;) The last time we visited EK was in 2005, boy that was long time ago. It’s time to hit the EK calendar soon.
Check Enchanted Kingdom updates at www.enchantedkingdom.ph
Located in RSBS Blvd., San Lorenzo South, Balibago, Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines.
Ticket rates: The Regular Day Pass ticket is PhP 600 on weekends and PhP 500 on weekdays. Discounted rates for the following categories: children, senior citizen and group rates.

Attractions are categorized by park zones:
Victoria Park
Attractions: Space Shuttle and Roller Skater

Portabello
Attractions: 4D Discovery Theater – 4-D film Theater, Flying Fiesta – Wave Swinger, Rio Grande Rapids – River rafting ride, Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Experience!!! (SRR:X!!!) – Haunted attraction, Xtreme Paintball and Disk-O-Magic – Disk’O ride

Boulderville
Attractions: Air Pterodactyl, Bouncing Boulders Mini Drop Tower – drop tower, Boulderville Express – train ride, Bumbling Boulders – teacups, Dinosoarus, Petreefied House, Stone Eggs – kiddie Ferris wheel, Bouncing Bouldersand Rock Quarry

Midway Boardwalk
Attractions:Anchors Away – pirate ship ride, Bump N’ Splash, Dodgem – bumper cars, EKstreme Tower Ride – drop tower, Midway Games, Roller Skater – Vekoma Junior Coaster, Steeplechase Arcade – arcade game, Up, Up and Away – balloon rideand Wheel of Fate – Ferris wheel

Brooklyn Place
Attractions: Broadway and Brooklyn shows, Parade at the Cobblestone street and Rialto (in 3D) – Simulator Ride

Spaceport
Attractions: Bandstand, Eldar’s Tent, Kart Trak – Kart racing, Jr. Kart Trak – Kiddie Kart racing, Launch Time, Space Shuttle Max – Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster and Laser Mission

Jungle Outpost
Attractions:Amazon Hoops, Jungle Log Jam – Log flumes, Swan Lake and Tropics Trading Post

Fireworks Display is scheduled during weekends and Philippine Holidays.

 

Ocean Adventure
Ocean Adventure is Southeast Asia’s only open-water marine park where dolphins showed charm and intelligence (which was the animal right’s group often times  battling issue).
Opened in 2001, the only time we were able to visit the theme park was during the summer season of 2009.
Check Ocean Adventure updates at oceanadventure.com.ph
Located at Group I Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, Philippines
Ticket rates:
Adult – PhP 550
Children 12 years old and below – PhP 440
Senior Citizen – PhP 440

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Ocean Adventure Subic Bay Zambales in 2009

Zoobic Safari
Zoobic safari has lots of tiger breeds, you can even feed them from an open area (gentle reminder though) keep your  fingers intact! :) Best to enjoy the park during summer, the long trail is tiresome and yet packed with F-U-N.  It’s recommend to bring your own vehicle and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Opened in 2001, the only time we were able to visit the theme park was during the summer season of 2009.
Check Zoobic Safari updates at www.zoobic.com.ph
Located at Group I Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, Philippines
Ticket rates:
Day Tour Entrance Rate
Php 495 – Adult
Php 395 – Kids 4 ft. and below
Free – Kids 3 ft. and below

 

The Mind Museum
The Mind Museum is a project started by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI). BAFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization, supported by the contributions of property owners in Bonifacio Global City. Dubbed as the Philippines’ first world class museum, cascade through the museum’s interactive areas in tuned with today information age.
Opened in March 2012, barely new to the Filipinos but the museum offers a discounted rate for educators and public school students. Go fix your schedule and feed your sight and mind with the the world you lived in.
Check The Mind Museum updates at www.themindmuseum.org
Located at JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines
Ticket rates:
#1 For 3-Hours maximum stay at the museum
Adults – PhP 600
Children (Children 2 feet below are FREE) and Students (Up to College) – PhP 450
Public School Students – PhP 150
Teachers – PhP 150
#2 All Day Pass – PhP 750

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The Mind Museum in 2013

NOTE: Get the updated ticket rates and schedules from the official website and business partners.


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Ocean Adventure Subic Bay Zambales [March 2009]
Zoobic Safari Subic Bay Zambales [March 2009]

 

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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Leisure, Amusement and Theme Parks in the Philippines

  1. The Fontana Water Park is designed after U.S. style parks and incorporates many of the same technologies, sophistication and safety features as you’ll find in the finest of parks in the States. This theme park is a one-of-a-kind experience for central Luzon.

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