October 13th, Saturday; off we went to Manila Ocean Park
for our Ultimate Acquatica adventure. It\’s actually our 5th year Wedding Anniversary and both decided to have another fun and educational trip
for our preschooler.
I availed Metrodeal\’s voucher
for Ocean Park\’s Nine Fun attractions which give us 63% OFF the original price.
Good deal it is!
We arrived at the park 15min. before 10am, just in time to redeem my tickets by simply presenting printed vouchers and valid ID at the Acquatica Pool Entrance.
Marine Life Show
All Star Bird Show
Trails to Antartica
Penguin Talk Show
Musical Fountain Show
All these for Php 699 instead of 1,900. Big thanks to Metrodeal voucher! =)
First stop: Jellies Exhibit
Here\’s the Dancing sea fairies, gracefully and elegantly fluttering in the water:
Afterwards, we went ahead to watch the Sea Lion Show that starts at 11am. The show was followed by 2pm and 4:30pm, your choice! Watching the 1st set was just on time to eat lunch right after.
Sealions, Vincent and Sandra entertain us with their charm and intelligence! love their dancing and audience interaction. One thing I don\’t like about the show organizer is that right in the middle of the show, they allowed bulk of people (whose on a school field trip) to come in, giving us just a view of all those people endlessly walking in, completely blocking all of us in the front row.
I mean, they should be considerate enough to think of us who strictly followed the time schedule to have our seats and not just to be blocked and annoyed by those who comes in late. arggh!
After lunch, we headed back to the Acquatica Centre, (same venue just near the Park entrance) to watch the All Star Bird Show at 1pm.
You can shop for souvenirs at the store located at the left side of the Acquatica Centre and another one inside the park.
Enjoyed watching birds trick and friendly competition and the host ask some audience to have a chance to interact up-close! I\’m quite sure that the host was referring and looking at me when he said that the lady in shades wearing gray to come forward and participate for the next trick, I was about to go leaving my things to husband when the lady in front of me stand-up and all smiles went down getting my turn. She\’s wearing shades and light gray shirt alright, but in polka dots print, in polka prints! The host never mentioned the lady in polka, pls???
Well… to my dismay, my chance had completely blew away just like that! hmp…
Anyways, more pics pls?
My sister posing for cam while playful son intentionally tries to ruin a perfect shot.
Couple shot ( as usual he barge in!)
Family picture, studio shot where they photoshopped the oceanarium background, the price? its 300 pesos!
4th stop: Trails to Antartica
( features 4 zones)
This attraction is what I enjoyed the most!
Discovering Antartica Exhibit at the Hallway:
A walk-through exhibit where you can learn more about frozen wilderness.
Ready for the Penguin Exhibit:
Moving on to the 2nd zone:
My sis and I enjoyed the 42 meters ice slide at Slide O\’ Fun. Sorry son, 4ft. below is not allowed. Yihee… our turn!
|(Slide O\’ Fun at the background)
3rd zone: Penguin Exhibit
Showcasing Humboldt Penguins
Just like my preschooler\’s grade in Science Class, Penguin showcase gets an A+
And we never missed a chance to have a close encounter with them. Penguin feeding for additional fee of 500 pesos where it includes captured photos in CD.
Best part ever!
And finally, the last zone
Go directly to Snow Village to freeze!
More pics to satisfy certified camera addicts!
The Penguin Talk Show runs every 30 minutes, honestly? you need not to worry if you misses the show. hehe. It\’s a talk show from Hamboo the penguin, a real time animation and digital puppetry where kids can learn about Penguin origin and facts. Before the show, kids are ask to stand up and dance the Gangnam style! It was a bit fun…
Next? Marine Life Exhibit at Oceanarium:
We never get tired of feeding Koi\’s. Our Nuvali Fish Feeding wasn\’t enough, so here\’s a new way feeding them:
Go bottle feed them for 100pesos which includes a souvenir shot:
You have to hold the bottle tighter, because these fish can quickly get the bottle out of your hands.
Truly delightful experience!
Get your eyes wide opened on all those stick- ur- face photo opps:
This one\’s my fave, I can feel the Arielle in me… hehe
After our merienda break, we waited until 6pm and queued for the last Attraction which is the Musical Fountain Show at 7pm. It\’s good that we line up as early to secure our seats on the right viewing spot. =)
Before the show starts, they distributed a free disposable raincoat to all, for us not to go home in wet clothes.
Here, I bravely took out our SLR for this shots:
30 minutes display of fire, laser lights, and music, backed by animated sea characters on water screen.
A truly breath taking musical display!
And that\’s THE END of our Ocean Adventure, it was really a recommended fun place for all ages.