When in Manila or actually in a suburb Pasay City, don’t forget to try and visit an amusement park perfect for superb friend and family bonding. Just like what I had last January where I had a superb friend bonding at this famed amusement park in Manila. It is a fun place to enjoy time with friends as there are many activities and rides to have fun and enjoy with. This amusement park that I had a great time with is Star City. It is a premier must-visit amusement park in Manila. My supreme day spend with my best work buddies and friends was an ultimate shout of “yehey” and “yahoo” at Star City!
|Star City - yehey, yehey... Yahoo!|
|First time in Star City?|
|Let's volt in!|
|Riding the Surf Dance!|
|So much fun with work and friend buddies at Surf Dance!|
|Ang kulit ng Starflyer!|
I’m surprise to learn that Star City is also popular with its horror houses where you enter on dark rooms and pitch black spaces with pathways like mazes and suprising stunts that you will let you scream until you find the exit. The first horror house we try is Gabi ng Lagim. Well, some of my colleagues especially the girls were so hesitant to go inside that we force them to join us. Haha... Inside Gabi ng Lagim, the theme was local and native Filipino scary horror scenes and supernatural beings. I was so dark! It was so dark that me and my workmates almost stumble in a small arch bridge that we didn’t see coming out of dark, screams, and adrenaline rush!
The second horror house we
went through is the ancient Egyptian theme of Kilabot ng Mummy. This
is the most scariest and thrilling horror house I have been in Star City. At
the entrance only, there is already a silent and eerie drama of a long dark
pathway that you have to cross or else you won’t be able to finish the maze of
Mummy. This is also the horror house that has so many thrilling surprises and
adrenaline rush suspense. This is where I really scream out of thrill and
darkness! I think I shouted all verbal expressions inside this horror house
just to get over with all the thrill and suspense I had. I was really caught in
surprise with all the “gulat” played inside this themed horror house. I remember
one of my colleagues who almost ride at my back because of scariness and creepiness
of Kilabot ng Mummy. And we even didn’t split up inside while walking the maze.
We walk together as we track the exit, yet were all scared, thrill and screaming
out of our breath! My exit to this horror house really made me scream another verbal
expressions when some kind of mummy mannequin drop at my back and caught me
off-guard in surprise! Then, many of those dropping mummy mannequins followed
that made me run with my buddies out to the exit. We exited Kilabot ng Mummy
gasping for our breath and tired of scream, stress, run and thrill!
|Jungle Splash time!|
|Time to get wet in Jungle Splash!|
The last horror house we went through was called Dungeon. The theme of this horror house were ordinary scares of ghosts at haunted places like old houses, prisons, hospitals, etc. This is also the horror house that has so many and confusing maze pathways before reaching exit. I felt it doesn’t seem to end because of the longer path and walkthroughs that we have to endure before exit. Dungeon is also scary as the other two horror houses I previously went with all the thrills it has and surprising plays that will also let you shout all the verbal expression out of horror and suspense. But among the three horror houses, Kilabot ng Mummy is the best and must-experience in Star City.
Our dinner time started at 9 in the evening because of the activities we had. Star City’s food court has a wide selection of food restaurants to choose from. Actually, it was hard to find seats even it was nine in the evening already. Most seats were occupied by big groups and families. It was crowded but we still managed to find seats after looking and waiting for almost 30 minutes. We had a sample of grilled chicken inasal.
We decided to try the other rides after we had energy from having our dinner. The first “mellow” ride we had was a Ferris wheel ride called Balloon Wheel. Above Balloon Wheel, you can almost see the entire grounds of the amusement park and nearby buildings around the area. Blizzard Blast was the next ride we tried. It is a mini-roller coaster ride that is also fast but without an inverted run-through. It is a mild version of Star Flyer but also a fun and thrill ride because of its rapid speed run. The last ride I had with my colleagues to cap our visit to Star City is the Grand Carousel. It is the first double-decked carousel ride in the country. Actually the ride is for kids and family since it is a carousel ride but who can’t stop those who are kids at heart like us? After all, we were all once a kid.
|Caterpillar wriggle at one of amusement park games.|
My visit to Star City was truly a shout of yahoo and yehey! I had so much fun bonding with my friends and work buddies. Its like spending quality time with your second family. How much more with my own family? Definitely worth a comeback visit again. And though, I’m tired after all the activities I had in Star City, everything was worth it as I had a day so much fun! One word - Yahoo!
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