Summer is definitely the best time to drop by if you are going to bring the family to the water park. Because you can take them even on weekdays, the parks will not be as busy and jampacked as it normally is on weekends. You can roam around freely and stay as much as you can. There is no time limit.
We were a party of twelve when we went there last Saturday, March 21st. Days before that, I checked the park's website for special rates. They have various promos which you can check out here. I found the Summer Bundles affordable - you can even choose on the packages to get, depending on what you want to visit.
|Taken from the Manila Ocean Park website|
Because we were on tour with the kids and kids-at-heart, it was definitely a must to visit Yexel's Toy Museum. So I called the reservation office to see if they have other packages available. I was able to talk to Renalie Lamboon, MOP Account Executive, who gave two packages to choose from. I chose Package 2 that includes 9 attractions, including the toy museum, for just Php600. Definitely a good buy especially for a big group like ours!
The nine attractions included are the following:
- Jellies Exhibit
- Penguin Talk Show
- Birds of Prey Kingdom
- Sharks & Rays Dry Encounter
- Trails of Antarctica
- Fish Spa
- Symphony Night Show
- Yexel's Toy Museum
If you want to get the same package, you may get in touch with Renalie at +63906 467 2760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One useful tip, if you are getting a package that includes the Symphony Evening Show, is to go to the park after lunch. That gives you enough time to visit all the attractions without having to wait for a long time for the evening show to start. This night spectacle should definitely be in tour. My siblings took a video but I will not post it here - I don't want to ruin the experience for you. The video does not give justice to its majesty.
|Picture credits: Manila Ocean Park website|
They have food stalls near the Funtasea Games & Rides area and restaurants all around the lobby in case you get hungry. Just remember to make the most out of your time in one attraction because they do not allow re-entry.
Here are some more of the family's photos:
Have fun this summer!