ENJOY THE RIDE! Classic and Modern Sensations in Star City – Manila Bulletin


President Fred J. Elizalde and Lisa Macuja Elizalde lead the smooth reopening of Star City

Star City has smoothly reopened, welcoming visitors from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, as it heads toward full completion throughout the year.

Park officials remained optimistic about Star City’s future, as the outdoor rides were intact when it was destroyed by fire on October 2, 2019.

Comprised of two stories on its original 3.4 hectare footprint, it features a more airy and spacious yet simple layout. Kids can relish bump cars, mini vikings, playgrounds, quack quacks and frosty trains. Adults can look forward to the tornado, muzik express, car crash and jumping star. Families can expect the Grand Carousel, Star Wheel, Telekombat, Wacky Worm and the Egyptian Spinning Coaster, among others. Those who get their thrill from extreme rides will once again be treated to Star Frisbee, Jungle Splash, Surf Dance, Seahorse Viking and the inverted roller coaster called Star Flyer.

For nearly 30 years, Star City has found the perfect blend of fun, entertainment, shopping and the thrill of an adventure everyone seeks even on a brief respite from everyday life. . . at a price that most ordinary Filipinos could afford. Indeed, when thinking of a relatively affordable weekend getaway, close enough to home and with something for everyone, Star City was the only place that came to mind.

Housed in the PCC complex, Star City rose on the site of the former Philippine Center for Commercial Exhibition (Philcite) which housed events such as car shows, book fairs, machinery exhibitions heavy and even gun shows. But after the birth of his daughter Thalassa, Star City founder Fred J. Elizalde unleashed his brilliant creativity when he pitched the concept of converting Philcite into a full-fledged family theme park. The massive concrete structure quickly became the site of a year-round toy and gift fair, complete with carnival rides and attractions loved by the masses. But unlike the traveling campaign “perya” that popped up for a week or two at a district or city festival, it was meant to become the go-to spot for weekdays and weekends.

Check out these thrilling rides in Star City:


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