Read: A tribute to Euro Star Carnival — The Best Carnival in the Philippines!!
After 2 years of travelling in China, Euro Star Carnival is back in town with more rides for the kids and more attractions. It is rebranded as Global Fun Carnival and located beside Mall of Asia. Global Fun Carnival is now targetted for the entire family with adult thrill rides from Europe and with the kids ride proudly made in the Philippines. For those who missed this carnival two years ago, the carnival will be open to entertain the Filipino family until January 15, 2008.
I was invited to feature Global Fun Carnival and I did not waste any moment in accepting it. I knew it would be awesome since this is the same Eurostar Carnival that was at the Fort . The owners of the carnival are the same people who run Kidz Republic in Mall of Asia; and they are bringing in Barney show this December. I invited my brother to take some fun shots and of course, I surprised Aidan by bringing him to the Carnival. Rache joined us last Tuesday night and apparently, syoti Josh wanted to join us too — so he waited one more day before coming out the very next day.
We would always have a surprise or magic for Aidan. Everytime we go out, if he was a good boy, we would surprise him with a fun kid’s place or a new place to cha cha (to eat). After each surprise, we would sing “If you’re happy and you know it, you clap your hands (or stomp your feet)” and if he claps his hands we know that he was happy with our surprise.
I would like to share with you this Definitive Guide to the Global Fun Carnival so that you can plan and have an awesome time in this Carnival. Enjoy! Please let me know if you have comments or further add to this guide…
Definitive Guide to the Global Fun Carnival, Mall of Asia
Admissions | About the Company | Rules and Regulations | Official Promos
10 Tips to have an awesome time in Global Fun Carnival
1. Always bring your SM Advantage card, Prestige or BDO Rewards Card which entitles you to a P50 off ride-all-you-can ticket. This is only applicable for the cardholder. Another promo is to just buy P500 worth of goods from SM Mall of Asia establishments to avail P50 off.
2. Check wunderground.com for the weather forecast to ensure that rain won’t spoil your fun time.
3. Save up for your carnival trip about P500/head. It costs P250 (Mon-Thurs) or P300 (Weekends and in December) which excludes the attractions (P60 each), the inflatables, and food.
4. You are not allowed to bring food and drinks inside. Some families would bring food in the car and eat in the parking lot. Don’t eat a full meal before going to the carnival.
5. The best time to go is from Mondays to Thursdays to avoid the mad crowd.
6. All the rides are operational except for the Booster which is being repaired.
7. On weekdays, it closes at 11pm promptly so 30 minutes before they would start to close down the rides and attractions.
8. They originally planned to bring in the Transformers but they had a dispute with the cost of the rides. So instead, they are bringing in the Land of the Giants in December.
9. For ticket inquiries, group sales and reservations, call 401 4741 to 43.
10. For photographers, bring your tripod and be there before the sun sets at 5pm onwards or during Friday-Sunday at 7pm in time for the SM MOA fireworks.
For the Brave Ones – Adult Thrill Rides
Wave Swinger – This is similar to the swing ride in Enchanted Kingdom but a little bit scary. It is a good first ride since it is conveniently located in the center as you enter the main entrance.
Ranger – It goes around 3 times and then the capsule stops on top with you hanging upside down for about 5 seconds then for the last hurrah, it goes around for another 3 rounds. Welcome back Ranger!!
Flipper — The ultimate ride if you want to get dizzy. I’m not a fan of this ride.
G-Force. There are only 2 seats on each end and it goes around using gravity. This ride can hurl you all the way into Manila Bay! Whee!
Booster. Unfortunately, the booster was destroyed when a tornado hit China. There are only 2 booster rides in the world. One of them lies at the back of the carnival and they are trying to repair it. (See the booster in action)
For the Kids and Kids @ Heart – Family and Children’s Rides
Europa Giant Wheel. Riding this gives you a fantastic view of Manila Bay and Mall of Asia. Aidan was not afraid to join me in this ride.
Bumper Car. Kids were allowed in this ride so I was hoping to teach Aidan how to drive. Aidan didn’t like to get bumped around so no second round for this one.
Carousel. 2-Storey Carousel Ride which is one of the main attraction for the kids.
Kids having fun time at the carousel.
Spaceship Ride. Is this
Mazinger Z Grandizer or one of those anime robots? Aidan had to hang on because this ride kinda jerking up and down that made me wonder if Aidan liked this on or can’t wait for the ride to be over.
Mini Wave Swinger – I’m glad they created this for the kids! Even Enchanted Kingdom does not have this kind of ride.
Convoy. Cars connected together like trains and running around a rail road track.
Mini-Octopus. Awesome Boat Ride for Kids!
Telecombat. Are you ready to fight?
Big Slide Inflatables. Priceless Happiness….
Mini Roller Coaster. Every carnival needs to have a roller coaster.
Flume – ala Log Jam of Enchanted Kingdom.
Attractions For the “Carnival Date”
So far there are 5 attractions that you have to pay separately P60/each. The horror attractions relive the Big Bang sa Alabang days where you go into a horror house and somebody would scare you. You have to try one specially if you are on a date. This was an old trick where you bring your date to a horror place and she would seek the protection of your arms from the scary elements. Ha-ha!
Mortuary. You just need to try one and the scariest of them all is the Mortuary. Somebody would chase you as you leave so make sure that you are in the middle of the group.
The Temple. This is the same as the mortuary where somebody would chase you as you exit.
The Lost Pharoah. I like the egyptian design theme of this attraction. Similar to the temple and mortuary, somebody would chase as you exit.
Jurrasic Park. This is a horror obstacle course which we thought was for kids but Aidan got scared (so we don’t recommend it for kids his age). We requested not to do the surprise acts since the surroundings itself was already scary for Aidan.
Carribean Pirates. This is a horror obstacle course where nobody chases you because of the elaborate cabin setup inside. We took some pictures below to give you an idea what is inside these attractions.
They used a lot of these uneven floors technique and nets with scary mask/ people.
Here is a sample of the scary displays inside Carribean Pirates.
I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Global Fun Carnival!
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32 thoughts on “Global Fun Carnival formerly known as Eurostar Carnival is Back!!”
it’s not mazingerz! i think the robot’s name is grandizer! hahaha
Too bad, we’ll miss this. I’m glad that Aidan had fun. I’ll tell my niece about this, I’m sure she’ll be thrilled. Thanks Anton for the post.
i’m so excited to go already, i was literally clapping my hands when i was reading your post! i just have two questions though, when does it open or is it open already? and how early does it open on weekdays and weekend? thank you for this wonderful post.
4pm on weekdays and as early as 1pm on weekends I believe
hi i was kinda bothered by this:
*Save up for your carnival trip about P500/head. It costs P250 (Mon-Thurs) or P300 (Weekends and in December) which excludes the attractions (P60 each), the inflatables, and food.
does it mean we have to spend 300 for the entrance alone?! i thought it has the ride all you can tickets.. pls. let us know, coz we are planning to celebrate our post xmas party there along with my highschool friends.
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I went to the carnival before, didnt remember this to be that expensive. i thought their entrance fee included the ride all you can.
I think attractions and rides are different things. Rides are part of the 300php fee. The attractions (Mortuary, etc) are 60php each
nde pa ba kasama sa 300 yung rides? entrance lang ung 300? whoa!!!! mahal!
ang ganda xobra sa global fun!!! ang saya!!! pupunta kmi ulit sa dec 30!!! nakakapagsaya kc ng tao ung rides nila ehhh!!! hehehe…
Nakakatakot ba sa Ranger at G-Force?
Walang sumasakay sa Gforce, ala pa ako nakita.
Sa Ranger, nakakatakot.
Ayoko na sa Flipper, first time kong magsuka.
Ingat na lang sa paglapit sa wave swinger ha kasi, muntik akong nasukahan mula sa itaas, spaghetti pa naman, YUCK!
The Best yung Attractions, Sulit talaga! Walang sinabi ang ibang attractions from other amusement park kahit maliliit lang ang mga daanan.
At saka sana, matibay sana ang ticket wrist kasi madaling matanggal, natanggal yung akin dun sa loob ng “The Temple”
Isa Pa! 100 Php lang ang entrance, 450 All around access
the global fun carnival isnt really that fun.. the ranger and the flipper are the only ones which were exciting to me.. for me mas sulit pa rin sa star city and enchanted kingdom.. parang false advertising ginawa nila kasi pagpasok mo eh parang may pagka-perya lang yung dating.. we saw some of tthe teddy bear prizes and super nangingitim na.. and I didnt really feel safe in the rides.. especially the roller coaster.. but if you have great friends to go with, i guess you’ll have fun laughing because the attendant had to pull the roller coaster to start… c=
I want to go there……. I can not wait anymore……………… We will go there on Jan.3 2008……………………………. I’ve never been to a carnival before………………………….. ATTENTION TO ALL THOSE WHO WENT THERE ALREADY. I HAVE A QUESTION…. What is the feeling after going there and riding the rides????????
SORRY I JUST CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hehehe…sarap tlaga mag punta jan khit dko lahat nasakyan masaya prin…mamimiss ko yang global fun carnival promise….
wow! super thanks for all the info!! 🙂 reallly appreciate it! and question lng, worth it ba yun haunted places? is it worth 60pesos??? cause if not,id rather not go inside hehehe do reply….we’re gonna go later!! hahaha
Masaya sya, lalo na yung wave swinger, ranger, flipper and ferris wheel. The only thing that I didn’t like was the mini roller coaster! It sucks! sobra, walang kwenta… Hope that this would open again this Christmas Season (2008), the same place, price and more rides. If I were to rate, i would give GFC a 8/10 rating. But I prefer Star City than GFC. For those people who don’t like Star City, you’ve got to visit it. Saya ng mga rides nila, unique, don’t mind na lang the people. Most of the people there are ‘jologs’. Snow World is one of a kind experience!!!
tuwang tuwa ung mga people..
pero ung mga attendant dun kawawa..
merong akong kapitbahay..3 clang nagtatrabaho sa GFC hay naku..they work from 2pm hanggang 3am minsan 2am..315 per day walang bayad ang O.T.
andaming pang hlang ung cnahod..ano ba naman yan??
ang laki ng bayad pero ndi naman tama ung pinapasahod sa mga employee!
kawawa talaga..what if you’re on the feet of those employees???
jan akoh nag work..sa mol of asia.. tama 315 a day lang tlga! nakakauwi ako sa house namin 4 am na! tae wla pa bayad ung OT!!!!
bukas pb!!!! hanggang kelan ba, atat n atat n ko pumunta !!!!
gez wat.. lam nyu ba napakayaman ng may ari ng global fun,, he got his first billion when he was 34,,.. addict.. 34 palang retired na xa…
BUKAS PA BA ANG GLOBAL FUN? 🙂 HAHA. PARANG MASAYA PUMUNTA EH 😀
meron p bng global fun? untill april b bukas p cle or indi n?
hi….i’m just wondering when will this travelling park would go back to th philippines and i hope it will still be in metro manila.
ang pangit ng GLOBAL FUN CARNIVAL!!! (Boring) tssst…… it sucks!! syang sa pera!!! ba2la sa mga pu2nta plang, wg nyu na i2loy!! kc syang!! ang panget ng rides!!! lalo n ung RANGER, lagot kau pag nalag2!! bsta.. WEIRD!! ew!!! wg n ninyo i2loy ung pgpnta mron ngang mga rides boring nmn…. dahhhh..!! syang tlga… X-(
top amusement parks in the philippines:
1. enchanted kingdom (sta.rosa, laguna) – pinakaBEST in the philippines!!!
2. star city (ccp complex, pasay city) – masikip lang ung daanan at space.
3. boom na boom (roxas blvd, pasay city) – maluwang ang space pero maganda din.
4. eurostar carnival (the fort, taguig city) – maganda rin sya, pareho lang ng mayari ng global fun.
5. global fun carnival (mall of asia complex, pasay city) – 3 ride lang ang maganda ung iba boring na.
6. fiesta carnival (cubao, quezon city) – SARADO NA ITO, pinalitan na ng Shopwise. pinakaunang amusement park sa pinas.
if u want to feel the real excitement, go to enchanted and star ct. the only difference is maluwang sa enchanted, sa star ct, masikip.
sa boom na boom naman, parang perya lng kaso sarado na, nalugi yta.
ung eurostar at global fun ay iisa lng ng mayari, parang perya lng din, wlang kwenta ung ambience at atmosphere, 3 lng ung mganda (ranger, g-force at wave swinger).
dati ang pasyalan ng mga tao ang FIESTA CARNIVAL, wla pa yang mga enchanted at star city that time. i remember nung bata pa ako, ang maganda dun eh ung go-kart at ung tren na umiikot sa buong carnival. unfortunately, sarado na ito ngayon. it is rumored that it will relocated and reconstructed somewhere around the araneta center complex.
Nilipat lang ba yung fiesta carnival o closed na talaga cya? Kc nung last n punta ko s araneta, may tinatayo na n building sa site ng fiesat carnival..Any updates.
As for the GFC carnival(Eurostar carnival) For me naenjoy ko talga nung pumunta ako dun sa carnival dahil minsan lng magkaroon ng mga european style rides, and kya ang konti p n rides nila kc nagsatrt lang sila nung nagopen sila ng eurostar carnival, Pero sana pag bumalik na sila meron na mga more spectacular rides.
san n eurostarcarnival ngaun?
it is still in China.
maybe ngaun december ulet cla babalik , sana may mga abgo n clang rides at mayos n ung g-force at booster ( swerte n ntin dhil 2 ln n booster ang ngeexist)
Sana sa Metro manila prin
While I was channel-surfing last weeekend, I saw Global Fun Carnival on QTV11’s Day Off. I wonder where GFC is in Manila now. I tried googling for it but I only saw blog entries written in 2007.
they should have arrived here last 2009, but why haven’t they???!!!
maybe this year, I hope!
star city and enchanted kingdom lang ang maganda para sa akin…….
star city…. pang masa
enchanted kingdom…. pang sosyal ( mglagay lang ng iba pang rides, para mas sulit, kahit horror house man lang… hehehe!!!! )