"Star City!" Pasay City Things to Do Tip by yokarin
Pasay City Things to Do: 51 reviews and 167 photos
First off, be aware of the opening and closing times so you can plan your visit accordingly. I say this because this is the one oversight that I made. I forgot to find out the opening time, so my family and I ended up coming an hour and a half too early. The opening times [need verification to be sure] are 4pm from Mondays to Thursdays and 2pm from Fridays to Sundays.
The ride-all-you-can is P300, Snow World and Dino Island entrance tickets are P100 each [separately].
You can go out then back in for all the areas/attractions as long as you have your wrist stamped. You may not bring food/drinks into the park. There's a food court inside with lots of eateries to choose from with VERY affordably-priced food and drinks.
I don't know how crowded it is on weekends [it's summer as I'm writing this], but we went on a weekday and the lines for the attractions were pretty short from opening to closing [yup, stayed that long Ü].
It was our first time there, and at first glance, we were kinda disappointed because the place isn't that big and impressive looking. But if you're going to look past appearances, it's really a fun place! Though the place is small compared to other theme parks, virtually every square foot is occupied by a ride or attraction, so the small size becomes an advantage as you get to hit different spots quickly and efficiently.
For Snow World, it helped A LOT that I brought my own sweater with hoodie, and then put on the jacket that they lend on top of it. If I hadn't brought my own sweater, I probably wouldn't have lasted more than 5 minutes inside at a time. It also helped that I was wearing pants, socks and footwear. Any exposed skin is at the mercy of the freezing temperature. It is THAT cold! It would help further if you have gloves [though you can stick your hands in your pockets to keep them warm], some form of head cover if your sweater doesn't have a hood, and a hanky to mask your nose and mouth. Of course, you can always go out to warm up then go back in. Here's a TIP: if you're forced to go out because you're freezing but want to go back in as soon as you warm up, don't go all the way out of Snow World. Instead, warm yourself in the room just outside the actual "snow room", as you can just pop back in when you're ready. Otherwise, if you go past the adjoining room, you'd again have to go through the hassle of lining up, borrowing jackets [you have to surrender the borrowed jackets when you exit], and waiting to be let into the "snow room" again.
All the big rides were just the right mixture of fun and excitement. For those apprehensive to try the Star Flyer, it's not as scary as it looks. Really. Even my 9 year old kid went on it 8 times! I chickened out of riding the Surf Dancer. In my defense, watching from below, it looked like the people on the ride were having their brains rattled. Hehe. But my kid, her teen cousins and my wife said it's pretty tame.
Even the smaller rides were fun enough for grown ups. We especially had fun riding the bump cars, bumper boats and Flying Carpet.
If you're going on the Star Flyer, it would be best to wear footwear that's fastened securely to your feet. If you wear slippers/sandals, there's a good chance that these will fall off. If you can't avoid wearing these, then it would be better if you go barefoot on the ride.
It's best to go with 2 or more people. Aside from the obvious "the more the merrier" aspect, they don't let you leave your belongings with the park personnel and there are no lockers for rent, so it would help if you have someone you can leave your belongings especially if you'll go on the Star Flyer as there is no place for you to safely secure your things on the ride.
Address: Sotto St., CCP Complex, Pasay City
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