DreamPlay in City of Dreams Manila

What to See inside DreamPlay City of Dreams Manila

Update: June 10, 2016: Check out Dreamplay’s new and exciting attractions as part of their first anniversary celebration! 


DreamPlay by DreamWorks in City of Dreams Manila is the first-of-its-kind indoor, interactive play and creativity center. Built upon the incredible stories of DreamWorks and brought to life through the latest digital technologies, DreamPlay allows kids to experience their wildest dreams. 

Let’s go see what’s inside!

What to See Inside Dreamplay Manila

There’s our favorite ogre holding up the sign, greeting his guests. πŸ™‚

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These are the views by the entrance, suggestive of the park’s main themes:

  1. Kung Fu Panda
  2. Shrek
  3. Madagascar
  4. How to Train Your Dragon.

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When we got to the ticket counter, we were asked to sign a waiver form for the children. We filled in their names, our names, and contact numbers. We chose the package that we wanted and were given these wrist bands as our tickets. Children below 100cm can enter for free. Since the kids were too young, they cannot join most of the attractions so we also chose not to do any of the attractions. The time starts the moment you tap your wrist band at the entrance. You’d have to be mindful of the time as they do charge excess time by the hour.

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Shrek’s home, the Swamp, was the first part that we went to. It’s like a mini hiking trail with tree houses, ball pools,  and rope bridges.

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We even got to sit on his giant chair while he was not looking! I’ll have to find a clearer photo of us.

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How to Train Your Dragon

What to See Inside Dreamplay Manila

These cool looking slides were snaking around in the next area. 



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How to Fly your Dragon

  • You’ll search Hiccup’s collection of hand crafted dragon parts to create your own unique dragon. When done, you’ll climb to the top of Berk and fly it through the tracks (metal bars on top).
  • Height Requirement: 100cm

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Kung Fu Panda

Welcome to Po’s home!

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Being a Kung Fu master is tough work. Training, training, and lots of training is needed.

Thread of Enlightenment

  • Height Requirement: 140cm

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Try this for training! This is the view that will greet you while waiting in line outside. Various ropes hang from above for the brave participant to tackle and conquer.

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Here’s that brave young girl now.

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And some more daredevil stunts…

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Hi Po! Hi Master Shifu!

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Wall of Destiny

  • Height Requirement: 120cm
  • Another tough looking stunt from Kung Fun Panda’s territory

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The participant is to climb up to the highest pole one pole at a time. Up and around he goes…

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He made it! He was actually too tall that he had to bend when he reached the highest pole. He then jumped down afterwards. He was on a harness of course!

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Kung Fu Panda Dojo

  • On the lighter side, join the Kung Fu Panda Dojo to practice some of the funny kung fu antics and moves. Your score will be displayed afterwards.
  • Height Requirement: 100cm
  • DreamPlay Anniversary New Addition: New Dojo lesson added

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Whatever Floats Your Boat

  • Help the Penguins of Madagascar assemble a boat and sail it down a river of obstacles.
  • Height Requirement: 100cm
  • DreamPlay Anniversary New Addition: Dreamplay will be holding a Whatever Floats Your Boat competition every weekend from June 11 to July 17, 2016.

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You can also be pilots in the cockpit in the airplane on the second floor.

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  • Make and direct your own animated movie at this attraction. 
  • DreamPlay Anniversary New Addition: Penguins of Madagascar Module newly added!

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For my trial, I chose Kung-Fu Panda because I like Po so much! πŸ˜› In your individual screen, you can select to add characters, objects, backdrops by dragging and dropping from the menu (In this photo, I was adding Tigress on the right). You can then animate each item by choosing the options available (like Karate chop, running, standing still, etc.)

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Here’s a sample of my work. Too crude. Haha!


  • Learn how to build and pilot your own Reptool then enlist the help of Ty and other Dinotrux to create a unique world.
  • Height Requirement: 100cm 

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DreamTales Library

  • Guests can enjoy a quiet space and read some of their favorite DreamWorks stories here. Some of our favorite characters also take the stage in a puppet show.

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Dream Theater

  • Enjoy movies in 4D!
  • DreamPlay Anniversary New Addition: They will now be showing the new 4D movie Megamind: The Button of Doom at the Dream Theatre. It’s a 30-minute 3D movie plus real effects (thus the 4D) that will surely entertain the kids and kids at heart!

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Function Rooms

The place also comes with 3 themed private rooms with a total capacity of 120 seats where guests can celebrate occasions such as birthdays.

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Also upstairs are rooms with long rectangular tables where you can draw and paint digitally using your fingers.

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Cooking with Gingy

  • Learn how to make a gingerbread man from Gingy himself. Shrek and Donkey make their appearance too so it makes for a wonderful and funny experience!
  • DreamPlay Anniversary New Addition: Cooking with Shrek and Donkey is now more fun as the kids can try making the new hot-air balloon-shaped gingerbread cookies. 

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Chez Gingy

Should you get hungry, there is also a restaurant that offers pizza, burgers, noodles, and dimsum.

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Character Appearances

Do watch out for these character appearances! 

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DreamPlay Anniversary New Addition: King Julien of Madagascar is now a part of the DreamPlay family.  For a limited time (June 11-July 17, 2016), DreamWorks character photo ops will now include a souvenir printed photo! πŸ™‚ 

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Other DreamPlay Anniversary Highlights:

  • King Julien’s Dance Off Competition – June 4 to 30, 2016. The competition is open to all dance groups composed of kids ages 7 to 14, all boys, all girls or mixed. The groups are asked to create a dance performance video to be uploaded at cityofdreams.com.ph/dreamplaydanceoff. Only 12 groups will be chosen for the semifinal round and 6 will be left to compete live for the top spot at the Grand Finals on July 16, 2016. The final event will be held at the Grand Ballroom, City of Dreams Manila with celebrity guests and performances. Up to Php100,000 worth of prizes will be given away. 
  • Anniversary Flash Mob– Every weekend from June 11 to July 17, 2016 | 1 PM, 3:30 PM & 5:30 PM
  • Arts and Crafts Workshop – Every weekend from June 11 to July 17, 2016 12 PM & 5 PM
  • DreamWorks Mascot Photo Op – Every day from June 11 to July 17, 2016 | 11 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM & 6:30 PM


Of course, a place to buy mementos from. πŸ™‚

DreamWorks DreamPlay City of Dreams

Play, Create, Learn.

DreamWorks DreamPlay City of Dreams

DreamPlay is indeed a venue to do those and so much more. It’s literally a playground, a 5,000 square meter at that, for adults and children alike. I can’t wait to go back to actually try the attractions for myself. I also can’t wait for the kids to grow a bit older for them to experience it fully. 


  • You can purchase your tickets at the venue or in advance online through SM Tickets.

A couple of Reminders

  • Dress Code. Yes, they do have one if you wish to participate. These are the rules:
    • No Slippers/open-toed shoes
    • No Sleeveless Shirts
    • No Skirts (for Wall of Destiny and Thread of Enlightenment)
    • Must wear socks and shoes
  • Adult visitors without children are NOT ALLOWED to enter DreamPlay

A Couple of Tips

  • As the line can get very long, bring entertainment for the children.
  • Bring a fan while waiting as there are parts of the waiting area that’s quite hot.
  • Photography is allowed though some parts are a bit dark.
  • Credit Card Payment is allowed.
  • For non participating adults and non paying children, DreamTales Library and Dream Theater are accessible.
  • Leave your strollers at home as there are stairs to climb inside.

DreamWorks DreamPlay

Aseana Blvd. corner Macapagal Avenue
Brgy. Tambo, Entertainment City, Paranaque

Operating Hours:

Weekdays: 11AM – 8PM 
Holidays/Weekends: 10AM-10PM

*Park Counter closes at 7PM


Dreamplay Ticket Rates

Dreamplay Ticket Rates

*Toddler: 2-4 years old
*Kid: 4-17 years old / 18 years old and above who wish to participate
*Adult: 18 years old and above

171 thoughts on “What to See inside DreamPlay City of Dreams Manila

  1. Yay!! Excited to bring Skye there. Pwede na kaya sya? She’s already very curious pero baka may mga di safe for her? πŸ™‚ Usually talaga mahaba ang pila pag bagong bukas. I think mas lalala pa yan in he next few weeks.
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    1. Yup, pwede na siya pumasok but of course d pa pwede to do the attractions. Tingin tingin lang. Sa house ni shrek, may inflatable, so pwede siya dun. πŸ™‚

  2. hi mommy! Marami po bang attractions for 3y.o below? my son is 17months. Gusto namin pumunta hehe bakit ang nakalagay sa post nila free entrance yung non participating adults πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Lara, for younger kids, there’s shrek’s swamp, they can climb there, use the robe bridge, inside may inflatable where they can jump. There are also the smaller slides in the dragon area na pwede for them. Then yung digital coloring book upstairs. Play around sa cockpit also. Plus library and 4d theater. Not free for non participating adults e. P270 each kami e (holoday/weekend rate)

  3. Thanks for this!!! πŸ™‚ been wanting to take my 5-year-old daughter here. May I know if the 2-hour option would be enough or should we take the 4-hour rate?

    1. Hi Yen, for us, we went there as non participating, we spent around 1 and a half hour there. If you or your daughter will participate, you may want to take the longer option. Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  4. Hi!thanks for sharing this.just curious if they accept credit cards for the entrance fee or cash basis only?

  5. Thanks for sharing this! Very timely, I was curious on what’s in store there… I was thinking of bringing the kids when they’re a bit older nga lang… this supports it hehe. Although if non-participating meaning parang sight-seeing lang kayo dun? for 2 hours at least? πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, parang sight seeing lang if not participating although available naman yung 4d theater and library. Also the smaller slides and shrek’s swamp. πŸ™‚

  6. Exciting!!! Thanks for sharing Mommy Cheryl. Now more excited to bring my Little Prince. Though he’s only 28mos, I’m sure he’ll enjoy it. He knows Shrek and Madagascar na. πŸ™‚

    1. hi, ask lang if what activity is suitable for 8 year olds so I can decide if I’m gonna take the 2 or 4 hours & if I’m gonna take the participating ticket. thanks!

  7. Thank you for sharing your experience. Very timely as we are going there tomorrow morning. Thanks for the tips.

      1. Hi! Ask ko lang po mam what if we are 8 adults & 2 children? ilan hours po kaya mas ok na hindi mabitin yun dalawa kids na kasama namin their ages are 5yo & 7yo. adults my 2 senior kmi kasama ndi nmn ma bored or mapagod un ksma nmn? pag sunday hindi naman crowded un place? please give advice. Thank you so much. godbless.

        1. Hi Kris, mga adults magpaparticipate din? If so, I’d go with 4 hours. Yung mga seniors, pwedeng tambay nalang sa may restau or gift shop para d mabore hehe. I haven’t been there lately so I’m no sure of the crowd but I’m supposing it’s more packed if weekends. Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

        2. Hi Kris, mga adults magpaparticipate din? If so, I’d go with 4 hours. Yung mga seniors, pwedeng tambay nalang sa may restau or gift shop para d mabore hehe. I haven’t been there lately so I’m not so sure of the crowd but I’m supposing it’s more packed. Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  8. Hi. My friend is working at Dreamplay as an Attendant for the Character apperance. She said that the Entertainment Attendants that handles the character are not allowed to hold our phones during the meet and greet because their job is to secure the safety of the character and guide the character through out the meet and greet time. I think that the reason why the Attraction operators are allowed to take and hold our phones. Though you can’t tell which is which because they have the same uniforms! Haha! We alsp experience the queue line. We thought it will take forever but since it’s a new place and they’re still in the soft opening phase we should understand. Anyway, thanks for sharing this post! I envy the photos ang ganda lahat! Will read some of your posts also! Thanks again!

  9. hello! my family are planning to go there, may i ask if we are allowed to enter if majority of us are adults (5 adults and 2 kids)?

    1. Hi Faith, I believe those rates are for participating children. If adult na participating, same rate din as the one indicated in children. Pero if not participating, yung mas mura.

  10. Mommy ano po masuggest nyo length of time if may kasama po me 7y/o active kid? Will 4hra be enough or day tour? Is 2hrs not bitin for kids? Thank you

  11. I am planning to go there on tuesday may 5.. is 2 hours really bitin .. .. would you advice me to do the attraction too.. or ilet my daughter do all of yhem .. are they really safe..

    1. Hi Richell, if you are into those things (rock climbing, rope courses) then I would suggest you try it too kasi kakaiba din. πŸ™‚ From what I’ve seen, there are harnesses naman on all the risky attractions. And there’s always someone to guide you.

  12. Is this serious? “Adult visitors without children are NOT ALLOWED to enter DreamPlay”
    What if we pay the Kid’s fee, are we still not allowed? I sooo want to get in.
    Do they allow DSLR?

    1. Yep, that’s one of their park rules. I wonder if they’ve updated it since a lot of people are complaining about that. Yes, ok to bring DSLR.

  13. Hello po .. do u have any idea .. how to get to dreamplay .. I’ll be commuting lng po .. From pranaque … .. than you po ….

  14. Hi sis! My daughter is turning 4 and would like to bring her there for her bday but undecided what package/ # of hours to choose… i dont think she will be able to enjoy all the activities because shes still quite young. What do u suggest? Should i pay for the whole day option or will half day be enough?? Pls reply. Tnx!

    1. Hi Charmaine, I’d suggest you go with the 2 hours since that’s more than enough for younger kids who cannot participate yet. πŸ™‚ Advance happy birthday to your daughter. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Maria. Oh, tough one. I wasn’t able to notice if there were ramps or elevators. If ever, you’d be able to access the ground floor, which is where the majority of the attractions are.

  15. We had really a nice time at Dream Play . Thank you so much for your insights . My children enjoyed it very much . They say 2 hours is too short ,I think 4 hours is the ideal one to really enjoy all amenities.

  16. Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience, I was thinking of something new to celebrate my nephew’s birthday,eto na po ang sagot! I’m glad I read your blog. Ehehe.. Ask kona din po,hindi po ba pila sa every attraction na pupuntahan? Thanks!

  17. Hello.Is it possible for us non participating parents to watch over the kids while their doing different activities? And what are the attractions wherein we and the kids could do together if we won’t be participating? Thanks

    1. Hi Jackie, yes, you can just watch while they do the activities. There are other things yiu can do together like the lung fu panda dojo where you act out the kung fu moves, the making and flying a dragon too.

    1. Hi Bea, if you’ll be participating in the activities like rock climbing, rope courses then go for the longer one. Kasi kami sight seeing lang 1.5 hours na.

  18. hi, ask lang if what activities suits 8 year olds, so I can decide if how many hours to spend there & if I’m going to take the participating ticket? thanks.

    1. Hi Stephanie, 8 year olds can do everything inside already. They can do the rope courses, the rock climbs, the flying of dragons, the animation making, etc. πŸ™‚ have fun! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Aila, we didn’t bring our stroller when we went and I felt that it was much easier that we didn’t. There are tree houses (like shrek’s swamp ) that are narrow and have steps and stairs so strollers can’t be used.

  19. “Adult visitors without children are NOT ALLOWED to enter DreamPlay.”

    Question, medyo unclear to saken. Does it mean, kelangan may kasamang kid para makapasok? Pano kung 2 kids at heart lang? πŸ™‚

  20. Hi, ask ko lang enough ba kung 2 hours lang un kukunin namen to experienced all the attractions inside? Thank you =)

    1. Hi chie, if you’ll be participating (do the rock climbs, rope courses, etc), kulang yung 2 hours. If picture taking lang though, enough na πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Lorraine, I think it’s okay to bring your own water since they did not check us for it naman at the entrance. Best to check with DreamPlay na din to be sure. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Ging, for that, you can enter but not participate in the attractions. They do require closed shoes for activites like rock climbing.

  21. ask ko lang kung pwede bang nakashorts? and ok lang ba yung 2hrs yung anak ko lang ang maglalaro tapos aq lang yung magpicture? this coming sunday po kasi kami pupunta?how much?

  22. if you take the non participating ticket, can you accompany them inside the activity area just to take their pix during the activity or not?

    1. Hi Stephanie, generally, yes. Like for the rock climbing part, it’s an open area so you can just take pictures while they do it. For the rope courses, I’m not sure if you can enter the area but if not you can always just take photos from the waiting line as it’s visible from there.

  23. Hi!
    Is this also a good place for kids 5 years old? Since my kid doesn’t know those dreamworks characters that much since she’s a disney junior (sometimes cartoon network)kid. If so what would you suggest for a family with 3 kids.. 2 or 4 hours?


    1. Hi! πŸ™‚ Yes, it’s great for 5 year olds. My kids are also Disney Junior kids so before we went, we watched some of the Dreamworks films first to familiarize them hehe. πŸ™‚ If your kids are too young to participate (like the wall climbings/rope courses), 2 hours is enough. πŸ™‚

  24. Hii! I’m 17 and my friend is 20. Are we allowed to enter dream play? What is the age limit ba to be called “children”? Hehe. And do they require any proof of the age? Kasi some people say I look mature for my age. Thank you!

  25. Hi, if participating adult same din ba ng fee?
    And also if 4 and 2 y/o kids ksama, ok na kaya yung 2hrs? Hehe thanks πŸ™‚

  26. Hi, thanks for the information my son Derrick 5yrs old is so excited to go there. How can we get there if we are from MOA?

  27. Hi, can the kids be 4 hour participants while the parents take 2 hours as non participants? Is there an area where they can just wait for the kids to finish?

    1. Hi Erin, I believe you can do that if the kids are old enough to not need supervision. There’s no real waiting area though. You can just grab a seat on the ledges near the entrance. πŸ™‚

  28. hi sis.. goodmorning.. ask ko lang bawal talaga kung walang kids na dala?? balak kc namin ng pinsan ko na pumunta dun.. 20 years old na kami parehas.

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  30. tanong ko lang po pwede na po ba yung 2yr old na baby ko dito .. ? dito ko kasi gusto gawin yung 2nd birthday nya ee.. .. thx

  31. Hi.
    We’re planning to go to Dreamplay this December. I’m wondering, are cameras really not allowed inside the park? I mean, sayang naman if hindi pwedeng magtake ng pictures inside.

  32. Ano po dapat ang ticket na bibilin pag ang baby ay 2 years old? Balak po namin by this saturday kaso pag toddler sa theater and library lang. Pano po kaya yun?

  33. kindly update price range, thanks, google results put your website in top 5.

    not really sure if available pa yung non participating option, I checked their website for my son’s pre 8th bday gift, seen no information with regard to that matter.

    1. I forgot to mention, is it wise to choose a day pass instead of a 4 hours pass? we may end up as a non-participating group, because my kid is autistic, as there may be majority of attraction where we cant participate, but hopefully we can. (I am pushing for all day pass)

    2. Hi MLeigh, thanks for pointing that out. I’ve updated the ticket prices and operating hours already. Yes, the non participating option is still available. It’s basically like an entrance fee to be able to enter the park even if you won’t be participating. As for 4-hour or day pass, it depends on your son’s and your group’s capability, I suppose. If he can do all the attractions then an all day pass is good so he can repeat the ones he likes. I hope that helps. πŸ™‚ Wishing your son a happy 8th birthday also! πŸ˜€
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  34. hi! I just have a question. My son is 2 years but his height kase is more than 100cm na.. do they charge according sa height? or age? Thanks!

  35. hi! I just have a question. My son is 2 years but his height kase is more than 100cm na.. do they charge according sa height? or age? Thank you in advance! =)

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