Travel | Star City 2017
I think it’s been 20 years the last time I went to Star City.
Star City is an amusement park in Manila. It was a long weekend and the gang wanted to do something fun. The original plan was to explore Manila and the streets of Ermita – but we ended up visiting the park instead.
We got stranded in the parking lot (due to rain) even before the adventure began.
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Now back to my Star City story:
I never expected Star City to still be the favorite destination on a holiday or long weekend – evident by the crowded entrance and a long queue to the ticketing booth. We got our tickets from Metro Deal and paid only Php 280 for the ride-all-you-can ticket.
Star City appeared so much bigger when I was a kid – but Star City today is a lot more improved. There is a covered area where most of the kids rides are, and the bigger open space for deadlier rides. There are food stalls around (you won’t get hungry! We indulged in some good siomai!) and restrooms are (surprisingly) decent and well-maintained.
The truth is, I am still partly not confident taking rides at Star City. The very reason I said yes was because I wanted to try the Horror House (which is not as scary as I thought it would be). There were long lines everywhere and we managed to only ride this –
It wasn’t too deadly. I was more paranoid about my seat lock and bolts & nuts that might dislodge during the ride. Haha.
Rod wanted to take home a stuffed toy. After playing, he wished he spent the money in the Master Siomai booth. 😀
with Rodel, Rod and Gus
(we could have borrowed a K9 for this photo :D)
Hindi po talaga ako lalaban :p
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