A Fun Trip to City of Dreams Manila's DreamPlay

Monday, January 16, 2017


November last year, Matthew had his annual education field trip and I already posted about the first destination that we have visited. The kids enjoyed MMDA Children's Road Safety Park but I must say they loved City of Dreams Manila's DreamPlay so much! (Read: A Field Trip to MMDA Children's Road Safety Park

Immediately after our tour at MMDA Children's Road Safety Park, we went to City of Dreams Manila. On our way, Matthew saw this large steel framed globe at SM Mall of Asia.


Since it was his first time to see that globe at SM MOA, he was amazed! After a few minutes, we saw na this and he was so excited that he doesn't want to eat our packed lunch.


Yes, I packed our lunch together with some sandwiches and chips so we don't need to go down the bus every time Matthew wants to eat. 

After our lunch, we went na to DreamPlay and both of us were excited. We were required to fall in 2 lines, the kids with their guardians, before we enter the hotel.


Got this quick photo while walking kaya blurred but those two Christmas trees are lovely. Peg ko yan sa aming home sweet home.


Oh Matthew had this quick photo too.


Before I forget, there are restrictions inside the hotel. Since madadaanan ang casino, bawal ang bata to go near that area. Bringing food inside is not allowed as well but water is okay.

So here we are at DreamPlay!


Happy and excited boy he was!


DreamPlay is a DreamWorks movie-inspired activity/creativity play center especially for  kids. It's located inside the City of Dreams Manila.


As soon as we get inside he tried na this Shrek Swamp Stomp.


Actually, I was a little nervous looking at each attractions. Ang tataas kasi and I can see Matthew was not that comfortable climbing up the stairs.


Just look at this while Matthew was crossing this hanging bridge. Looked like he's nervous especially when another kid was crossing the same bridge. Napapaupo pa sya kasi gumagalaw e, hehe.


But after that, ayan na sya! Thumbs up!


All the slides were so high and this was the slide he spent most of his time inside. By the way, kids 100 cm and above can best enjoyed these attractions.




In more than 4 hours that we stayed inside, I can't count how many times he went and up and slide here. Haha!


While waiting and watching over Matthew, I sit here at Chez Gingy, where comfort food and family favorites where served.


I tried to convince Matthew to eat but he kept on telling me he's not hungry. Himala! I think he's enjoying so much kasi that he doesn't want to stop playing.


I tried to take photos as much as I could but I can't leave Matthew.


I kept on following him anywhere he go just like here at How to Fly Your Dragon.


I convinced him to took a break and roamed around to take photos. We saw this Wall of Destiny.


That he would like to try but he's under the height requirement, hehe.


Then we continue roaming inside but the little boy was whining already so I told him to give me his best smile for this photo of ours.


The place is amazing and kids will surely love the it.




Oh we went inside this DreamTales Library too.


Matthew saw the puppets and he enjoyed the story telling. 



Here naman he got to create his own boat and raise around the river.


Then we discovered this Afro Circus.


It's raining balls here and Matthew super enjoyed it that he wouldn't want to go out na. Plus there's a slide too and a lot of climbing.

When he agreed to come out so I got to sit here. Thank you to these pair of shoes by World Balance for making me feel comfortable despite the so many running after Matthew scenes, haha.


I also convinced Matthew to eat kahit itong ice cream lang.


I can't imagine how I get through those 4 hours while watching over this little boy who sweats a lot.


Since I know our time was almost over I told him he must change his shirt but he said just one last time daw and I said okay and gave him another 5 minutes.

But lo and behold! I almost collapsed when I saw him up there!


I called him but he couldn't hear me because of the noisy surroundings. I'm actually trembling because I didn't know where he will come out. When I finally saw him on the ground, I want to scold him but when I saw that feeling of accomplishment on his face, I changed my mind. 

He's actually afraid of heights but he was able to conquer that fear all by his self. He's unstoppable! Whew! Muntik na ako ma-heart attack promise! That's why I told him he will change his shirt and we will go the meeting place na.

On our way out, his teachers invited us to go inside the DreamTheatre. I thought we can go on the next batch but limited pala nakakapasok so waited for another batch. Matthew was whining again that he feared the bus will leave us but I told him his teachers were still there.


Naku buti na lang because this is our first time to experience 4-D cinema. You need to experience this and discover how exciting it is. Winner ang effects, as if you are inside the movie. It was the best finale and it completed our DreamPlay experience.


And did he enjoyed the experience? Obviously he did!


So there you go our DreamPlay experience. Those were just few of the attractions that you can try. Limited lang natry ni Matthew since he's still small. There's Gingy's kitchen too if your kids like to bake. Unfortunately, we were not able to try it because of the long line. Matthew can't wait e. I also wish Daddy was with us so we can have better photos, haha!

Finally, just a few reminders again. Bringing food inside is not allowed but you can bring water. As much as possible eat before going inside and bring a bigger bottle of water because food and beverages are expensive inside.

If you have a very active kid/s who sweats a lot, bring extra shirts and pants and towels too. Bring extra socks too.

If you ask me if it's Dream Play is worth what you will pay for, first we went there as group or it's an educational trip. Most probably we have a big discount. But I must say your active kids will enjoy Dream Play as much as my son do. I suggest you go there as a group to avail the discount and to enjoy more. 😉

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DREAMPLAY by DreamWorks

Upper Ground Floor, The Shops at the Boulevard

City of Dreams,  Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, 

Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines

Telephone Numbers: +632 808-0909 
Operating Hours: 10 am to 10 pm 

Dress Code: Suitable for physical activities; socks should be worn. 
Age: kids 7 years old or 100 cm in height above

Ticket Purchase: At the DreamPlay entrance, or online via SMtickets.com. Cash, credit cards or Dream Rewards points accepted.