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“Ocean Park was nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park
Behind the Quirino Grandstand Luneta, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
632 5677777
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$70*
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: From a spectacular marine themed park, Manila Ocean Park has finally evolved into Metro's Holiday Destination where everything is all about Life and Living.An array of exciting attractions, enticing view of the bay, enriching marine life exhibits, entertaining dining and lifestyle shapes to mold into an integrated resort destination. Manila Ocean Park is proud to have a marine-themed park in the country that houses Life of the best of both under and over the sea!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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“Ocean Park was nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was a nice place to visit and see the fish and wild life. Although it was an all day event it was still nice.

Visited May 2015
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“Mediocre attractions, unwelcoming staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Attractions were small and quite pathetic, other than the oceanarium, there is not so much animal life. The walk-in aquarium is a lot smaller than the photos want you to think. Finished in barely 20 steps. You could see the end of the tunnel in the photo. Also, facilities are not clean, especially the restrooms.

Also the place is not senior-friendly. The only way to the second floor was an escalator that was barricaded from direct access to force people to go around the flea market before reaching the stairs. Too much walking also since other stairways were either not visible or blocked. A pathetic traffic manipulation revenue-making scheme. Also, not a single seat in sight for your elders or family to rest.

Staff is not so courteous and store tenders are inattentive. One store tender even physically touched my parents to make them try their products. I had to physically block him to prevent him from further pestering my parents!

If you're looking for an enjoyable oceanic experience, this place would be in the bottom of the list like the Titanic. Money is better spent elsewhere. You will not miss much, if any, not going here.



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“Nice, esp with kids, don't compare with Singapore”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was my first ocean park visit so it was more than good for me till I saw the one at Singapore. This park is very near, in the Manila city itself and one of the 'to do' if you are in the city, should not take more than couple hours for this place. Overall goods experience.

Visited June 2014
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“Still a great place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We got Metrodeal vouchers for the Pacific Sky Wonder where we could visit 10 attractions for P799, which is a good deal. However, we came after 2 PM and thus missed out on some of the attractions such as Penguin Talk Show, Jellies Show, Shark and Ray Dry Encounter and Birds of Prey Kingdom. We still had fun though and especially enjoyed the Oceanarium with the multitudes of humongous fish, Trails to Antarctica, the spectacular Evening Symphony Show and animal shows. Funnily enough, we also enjoyed Yexel's Museum which we didn't expect, probably since it is a veritable paradise for memorable photo-ops. You could sit on the iron throne, walk among Imperial stormtroopers, browse a gallery of Iron Man's armors, hang around with Spiderman or pretend to be a member of the fellowship of the ring. The little ones enjoyed posing around dozens of life(?)-sized minions or seeing Cinderella's "actual" glass slipper.

All in all, it's better to visit earlier to make the most of the attractions. You could also plan out your itinerary since some of the attractions have fixed schedules only.

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“Not quiet amazing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's neat but not really a wowza. The price you pay doesn't justify it. It was nice to experience though. The snow village looks like just a small freezer. Not resembling snow at all. The oceanariums was nice but too short of a tunnel

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