Dreamplay is City of Dreams Manila's answer to family-friendly entertainment. It's an indoor interactive play center that celebrates the characters of well-loved Dreamworks films like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, and more.
My husband and I took our kids on a no-work Friday to see what all the raves were about.
As expected, it was our son, Jaden, who thought the place was awesome. At 4 years old and taller than the 100cm height requirement, he was able to try out many of the attractions and activities Dreamplay offered, most of which were educational and good stimulators of creativity.
Our 2-year old Sophia didn't get to maximize the place that much as most activities were designed for older (taller) kids. She did have lots of fun in Shrek's Swamp Stomp, though, and was pleased just to be walking around Dreamplay with us.
I was approached by a Dreamplay staff member and was asked if I could please fill up a satisfaction survey? No problem. The place had big potential for great family fun, but I felt there was so much room for improvement.
I loved the concept--the theme and the goal of making it educational and interactive--but they'd do better if they could tweak some of the attractions to accommodate smaller kids too. Also, they NEED to improve the food inside the park. I get the economics of jacking up the prices when inside places like this, but please give us decent food. :)
So for now, my number 1 tip for families who'd like to visit is: come in with tummies full!
I'd also suggest coming early. We arrived at Dreamplay around 10:45am and the lines were quite long already. When we came out before 3pm, the queue stretched all the way outside the premises!
For the tickets, I think one can see and experience more than enough (possibly all!) with 2-hour passes. But of course 4 hours is always better for kids! Full day, maybe not so much. The place isn't that big anyway. (Click here for ticket prices)
All in all, I'd say our family enjoyed our time in Dreamplay. Perhaps we'll wait some more time til we come back, but definitely a second visit will be planned :)
DREAMPLAY is in CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard
Entertainment City, Paranaque
For inquiries, please call +632 808 0909
Dreamplay is open from 10AM-10PM