My last time here was during my birthday in 2008 where it first opened and much has changed and quite impressed with an almost world class feel to it.
The coupon we got is pretty different from what you can find here on your left where for P500 you could get the Moonlight Adventure or the Marine Life Encounter.
The coupon we got is a bit of a letdown because my sister didn't knew it does not include entrance to the Oceanarium, which Ocean Park has best to offer as you will see below.
This is where they held shows such as the Sea Lion, Bird, and the Musical Fountain Show which I find the place as nice and pretty world class.
From that, there were times the trainers were not able to command the sea creatures for the show.
Overall, I wasn't satisfied.
From what it looks and impression to me, I thought we're going to see actual penguins.......
Once in the room, we discovered we're the only ones inside. We also waited for a while before the show starts but no one came so we, four, are the only audience. I'm starting to feel awkward due to the fact we're the only ones there which is supposed to be filled with people.
Once started, you will be presented with a quite small, mediocre projector screen with an animated looking penguin.
If you got to experience riding in buses or taxi cabs with FM radio turned on, usually they were listening to these FM stations with very energetic DJs making humor and comedy as much as they can.
The voice behind the penguin was eerily the same.
I'd rather have this converted to a cinema instead, with cute characters and short story in the life of penguins.
By this time, it is almost 3:30 and the show is about to start. Unfortunately, this is also the time where the sun is low and is shining hard at the lower seats of the stadium. We had to seat higher and farther from the stage.
It took a while before the bird was convinced. It probably thought it was crazy hot at the stage to fly in there but still did anyway thinking he might not have dinner if he did not, hehe.
I won't tell you what the bird is as not to spoil the show if you decide to watch the Bird Show.
If they just conducted the show here, near our seats, then we will be close to the birds and will be a great experience.
That's pretty far from the current time and decided to spend time in a mall.
We didn't try it as the sun is still out, striking the clear windows of passenger cars/capsules which would experience pretty bad.
Wow, look at that arm! I supposed to like this shot.
How could I say that?
I've been to Singapore the previous year and Sentosa has this similar fountain show only done at the beach. Though the one is better in most aspects, it's pretty close to what can be had here in Manila Ocean Park.
Aside from that, there's nothing happening in this show except showcasing the lights, lasers, fountains, and fireworks.
All they did was introduce themselves and never appeared again. I'm guessing that these fish characters will perform in a story in a future version of the Musical Fountain Show.
Partial video of the Musical Fountain Show
What do I think of the Four Hundred per Person coupon that we got?
I think the P500 promo they offer is of better value wherein you get to see the Oceanarium and the Musical Fountain Show above. You see, the Oceanarium is their prime offer here in the park as it is the biggest and most valuable attraction. I would come back after not seeing it for four years. For just 100 Pesos more of our coupon, we'll get to see the best Manila Ocean Park has to offer.
I just wish the other shows will get better in the future so that people has a reason to return outside the Oceanarium and the Fountain show.