MetroMania: Channeling Your Inner Kid Persona at Star City

One fine December day in 2010, we went to Star City and channeled our inner kid personas. Do you believe that there’s a kid in everyone, no matter how old we get? Well, I do! And apparently, my friends and family too!

MetroMania - Star City Indoor Roller Coaster
Indoor Roller Coaster (try this before the star flyer!)

I think that before this, the last time I went to Star City was with Jed and Lalai in May of 2010. Before this, my last Star City day was probably way back in grade school. You see, school field trips in the Philippines usually have a big chunk of the day reserved for amusement parks. For the fun of the young ones and maybe the same for their teachers who secretly want to take that roller coaster ride!

MetroMania - Star City Pirate Outside
Enter the caves!

And, even in Philippine festivals, there will almost always be a “carnival” aka “perya” area set-up a month or weeks before the actual fiesta.

MetroMania - Star City Pirate Inside 2
Treasure!

It’s like a small version of amusement parks or theme parks like Star City or Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna. The “perya” comes and goes once a year unlike the more permanent Star City and EK.

MetroMania - Star City Wide View
Wide View of outdoor rides and attractions from the indoor park

Of course, the rides are smaller and lesser and the shows and aesthetics are not as great in the “perya” but hey, Filipinos are known for being able to make the best out of any situation!

MetroMania - Star City Wall Climbing
Spiderman, is that you?!

Apart from the thrilling rides, there are also games and sports that people can play while in Star City. You can go for basketball, gun shooting games, throw-a-hoop games, and all other sorts of games for fun and enjoyment. There’s also the lazer blaster (I loved this one!) live action shooting game to keep your blood pumping!

MetroMania - Star City Shooting Game
Don’t do this at home, especially not when wearing a Minnie Mouse headband (peace, batch!)

The amusement park tries it’s best not just to cater to the kids but to all age groups. If you can’t take the adventure rides, you can always go for the “interactive” attractions at Star City like the Pirate boat ride adventure. Maybe you’ll find Jack Sparrow or Captain Hook somewhere. Or they might find you!

MetroMania - Star City Pirate Inside
Cruise along inside the Pirate Adventure boat ride

If you want to relive the time of dinosaurs, you can check out the Dino Island and Museum. There’s also an attraction for the horror house (not my favorite as I get scared easily!) if you are feeling Ghost Buster-ish.

MetroMania - Star City Dino Island Museum
EEK! Geek!

And for those who are looking forward to adrenalin rush, there’s always the Surf Dance (a major, major attraction at Star City) and the outdoor roller coaster ride (for baby steps, go for the smaller indoor version first!) which also commands a long lie of passengers!

MetroMania - Star City Surf Dance
This is quite a ride! To make the most of it, be at the last row!

If you’re into “driving”, you can try the famous (aka long line) bump car ride. And yes, I know you want to bump ‘em cars!

MetroMania - Star City Bump Cars
My cousin now drives an actual car. And no, she’s not bumping any!

If you are looking for a more subtle choice, you can go for the water bump car. Don’t worry, the water is not that deep! Smile

MetroMania - Star City Water Bump Cars

So yeah. Star City does offer each and every visitor a chance to be like Peter Pan for a day. Or, ok, to not be gender bias, Alice in Wonderland? I am not sure if comparisons are correct but what I’m trying to say is, if you are in Manila and you don’t have the time to go to Enchanted Kingdom or the money to go for Universal Studios in Singapore, why not visit Star City instead?! Let Star City give you a chance to channel the inner kid in you!

MetroMania - Star City Surf Dance 2
Kids at heart!

For more and updated information about Star City Rides, Attractions, Facilities and Rates, you can check here.

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