Last May 15, 2011, I went home to spend my quarterly vacation from work. Though I was only given four days (or six days less the two plane travels), I and Supernanay made sure that it will be a fun-filled family bonding time.
One of the things we did was to bring our kids to a theme park. Our original plan was to go to Enchanted Kingdom but due my schedule, we settled for Star City. As you can see in the photos, we were all dressed in red because we availed the park's "Color Fiesta" promo. A group of five wearing the assigned color of the week gets a hundred-peso discount on their "ride-all-you-can" ticket pass (this is not a paid advertisement). With us were Tita Sarah and Tito Paulo, Yaya Len-Len, and Yaya Jessa.
The park opens four in the afternoon during weekdays. We arrived there around six and had our dinner first at Tropical Hut Hamburger. The Wonder Twins look so happy while they were eating their spaghetti and fried chicken. They seem to know that they are in for a good time. Paul and Xander were "pa-bibo" and the people around us could not resist to put a smile on them.
When we got to the entrance gate, our kids got even happier. The large crowd that they saw made them want to run around all by themselves. They were happy to see other kids and were trying to talk with them though they do not know how to speak yet. The attendant at the gate gave us the list of rides allowed for the little angels.
First was at "Red Barron", a merry-go-round-like ride but instead of horses, it has planes. This is their first time to experience this kind of ride. The planes that they know are those found at Time Zone that do not fly! You can see in their faces the joy that they felt when we were already "flying".
Next were "Peter Pan" and "Land of Giants". These attractions are walk-through fantasy attractions for family where you can enjoy the characters from Neverland and see the world at a bigger view but I think our chikitings are not yet ready to appreciate them.
"Magic Forest" is a train ride which I think Les and Lei enjoyed. The tracks go through a cave filled with fake trees and other stuff you see in the wild. They also loved riding the horses of the "Grand Carousel". The last we had was "Pirate Adventure", a boat ride that took us to the adventurous world of seafarers.
Time really flies when you are having fun. We thought the park closes past midnight but it was just open until eleven. Good thing we were able to let the kids enjoy all the rides they were allowed in to.
In deed, this is one of the happiest times I had with my family.