We finally made it to DreamPlay, the interactive play center operated by DreamWorks Studios at City of Dreams Manila.
John’s Canada-based sister, Vicky, is in Manila with her family, and we decided to go with John’s whole family on a Thursday afternoon. I’ve heard mixed reviews about DreamPlay, so we weren’t expecting too much. And we ended up having such a fun time!
We weren’t sure what activity to do next, so we popped into Whatever Floats Your Boat (Madagascar), which was right next to Chez Gingy. The kids were taught how to assemble their own boats, and had to race them down the “river.” This is a totally skippable activity, in my opinion (but Jacob enjoyed it because he won the race, haha).
Next they went on How to Fly Your Dragon Slides (How to Train Your Dragon). It is a huge maze of twisting tube slides, each one ending in a dragon’s mouth. This is probably the most popular attraction in DreamPlay, and kids can spend a whole hour or two here.
Next we checked out Wall of Destiny (Kung Fu Panda). Jacob wasn’t able to climb all the way to the top on his first try. We encouraged him to try the green course, which his cousin Sabien was able to climb.
We caught the 4:20 pm screening at The Dream Theater, where they show 4-d animations from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and Madagascar. It was all right, but I didn’t really appreciate getting sprayed with water every few seconds. (Note: photos are not allowed inside)
Jacob tried some other activities in between, but these were the highlights. We all really enjoyed our day at Dreamplay! The only thing I don’t like is that they don’t sell local bottled water. I had to shell out P280 for water at onsite fastfood counter! They also sell bottomless soda for P140, and they were encouraging customers to buy this instead. SO WRONG. Make sure you bring your own water, and lots of it!
And of course, you exit via the DreamWorks DreamShop. Sabien got a stuffed Madagascar penguin, and Jacob chose a How To Train Your Dragon Busy Book with little action figures inside, which Vicky bought for him.
Here are the ticket prices + a handy illustrated map of DreamPlay via the City of Dreams Manila website:
I’d highly recommend DreamPlay for active kids aged 5 and up!
Book your tickets via smtickets.com or buy onsite.
DreamWorks’ DreamPlay, Upper Ground Floor, The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila, Phone: +632 808-0909