Manila Attractions: Things To Do In Manila

2 min readSep 24, 2020

Star City

Star City is a family-oriented amusement park. The rides and action rate in the mid-range… If you want a slower pace to try SM By The Bay or for more thrills spend a day at the Enchanted Kingdom. For something in Manila that still has plenty of action while remaining family orientated, Star City is a good choice.

It has a variety of attractions within its 35,000 square meter complex including kiddie rides, a playground, Winter Fun land, Dino Island, Star Theatre, miniature train rides, a go-kart track, and four roller coasters. The Snow World, with freezing temperatures, has carved ice slides for kids, carved ice statues, ice castles, and igloos while the Dino Island contains a small museum with prehistoric artifacts.

A huge fire hit the popular amusement park in October 2019. This dampened the mood of many Metro Manila residents as they usher in the ‘ber’ months. The blaze, which lasted for nearly 14 hours, destroyed 20 indoor rides and other attractions while outdoor rides were spared.

Damage left by the fire was pegged at ₱1 billion. With Star City being closed for rehabilitation, most are left wondering if there are alternatives that their families can visit this Christmas season.

And then Covid 19 happened and the rest is history.

Originally published at on September 24, 2020.




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