Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Attractions at Fun Ranch! Oh, and a GIVEAWAY!

During my childhood days, I remember my Dad taking me and my sister to in Greenhills and ride this UFO kiddie ride installed right smack in the center of ViraMall. It was that type of ride where you insert a token and then the ride just moves back and fourth in place. I think I was 3 years old at that time but it is still very fresh in my memory. I was always so happy whenever my Dad would take me. (Getting emotional while typing hehe). It was a very simple ride but to a toddler it was the coolest thing ever!

28 years later, I'm now turning 31 years old with a 17 month old baby girl, ViraMall is now known as V-Mall, and the UFO kiddie ride is now replaced with some flea market of clothes. Time changes so fast but the memories will live forever. I wanted to have a special place where I can take Rain and make her own kiddie ride memory with me and Richie. Would be cool if it were the same UFO ride I rode in Greenhills but that's gone.

Luckily, there's a children's complex which is a bit closer to our home in Pasig. A place filled with attractions and activities for kids. For sure you already know this place. Fun Ranch! The one in Tiendesitas has been around for a year or so I believe but I never really had the chance to explore it, until last weekend (Saturday, March 23) when I joined other mommy bloggers for the unveiling of Fun Ranch's new attractions!




We started by imitating the hosts' dance steps to Call Me Maybe. Hehehe. I felt silly but I didn't want to be kill joy hehehe.
Getting our "groove" on with some opening "exercise": Call Me Maybe 
Fun Ranch arranged a fun hunt activity for the mommy bloggers and their kids wherein you follow some clues and follow a list of rides you have to get on in a specific order. The first one to finish will be the winner (obviously hehe). But since I felt Rain was too small to ride on the rides, we just went around to take photos of the attractions and some of the mommies who joined the hunt! It looked so much fun! No matter, Rain, Richie, and I will surely get our games on when Rain is older hehe.

After explaining the mechanics, mommies got their instruction cards and ran off to the required rides.
Mommy Joy of Occasions of Joy looks like she's getting dizzy hehe

Here are some photos of the rides in Fun Ranch. I was so surprised to find a lot of rides there. I thought they only had that huge Playdium but turns out it was more of a mini theme park already!

Classic Kiddie Rides
Go! Speed Racing
Golf, Tea Cup Ride and Bowling

And here's one of their newest rides called the Dragon Roller Coaster. The tracks have "bunny hills" to add more thrill.

Dragon Roller Coaster

This Space Quest ride looked cool!
Pirate Ship Ride. A kiddie version of Anchors Away!
While the kids were having fun with the rides....
.... and Rain was having fun with her kiddie horsey ride...

..... Mr. Pickiest Eater was having fun with Chuck's Grub. There's an attraction for the kids at heart! ;-)

Once every team was back in the Rainbow Room, the buffet was officially opened while the awarding ceremonies started. As I expected, Mommy Joy win first place!

Number One! Number One! Number One! :-)

And guess who won eight place???

Winner of the "Saling Pusa" Award goes to Mommy Rina and Baby Rain!
I was actually surprised when they called me even though I didn't join the hunt. It's cool because we got a new umbrella. Coincidentally, we left our umbrella at the place where we had lunch. So the umbrella prize was perfect, especially for our unpredictable weather lately. Thanks Fun Ranch, a kids where kids rule!

(And thank you to Jeanne of Happy Mommy Adventures for letting me know of this fun activity!)

Last class picture! Again, coincidentally the event was held at the RAINBOW Room :-)









It was such a fun-filled event that we all enjoyed so much that I want to pay it forward! That being said, Two (2) lucky readers can win some awesome Fun Ranch gift certificates! 

Each reader will win:
- One (1) Ride-All-You-Can One day pass each!
- One (1) Unlimited Playdium Play Time Pass each! 


Mr. Rafflecopter will tell you what to do!:-)


Update:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!!

EM CEL FAJARDO 
&
JULIUS BORJA ROMERO

Please send me an email so we can coordinate on how you can claim your Fun Ranch GCs !!! 

Thank you to everyone who joined! Till the next giveaway!!! ;-)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

48 comments:

  1. i think when i was a child i didnt go to amusement because we dont have enough money luneta kami before. but now i have a son he loves fun ranch specially the pirate ship ride and the space quest.

    carla venice relayo
    cahris_relayo@yahoo.com

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  2. In a few years, Rain will get to enjoy the rides. Magkaka-exercise na din si Richie.hehehe. :)

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  3. My favorite is Enchanted Kingdom..I love Rio Grande..
    I don't have a child yet, but I really want to win this so that I can give it to my cousins who can only get a ride on Worlds of Fun like thrice a year, so I'd like to give these to them..=)

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  4. I remember riding the merry-go-round/carousel and the big ferris wheel as a child. I got dizzy, haha! My 2-year-old son, Jacob, would probably like the merry-go-round, the mini ferris wheel, the cups-and-saucers, and especially, the horsey ride.

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  5. As a child, I love the roller coaster rides! The Space Quest ride is what I'd like my daughter to try out at Fun Ranch

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  6. My all time favorite is the Ferris wheel.. haha.. funny but truth.. for me kasi nakupo ka lang, and you don't need to expose your esophagus.. lol.. I think my daughter would love the bump car or the mechanical horses..

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  7. As a mom I want my kids to experience riding a roller-coaster, I'm sure it will bring a lot of fun to them.

    ronelie@ymail.com

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  8. OMG! Ang saya pala in Fun Ranch!
    Will bring Kailee there one time... :)

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    1. Hi Didi! i know right? Gulat ako dami palang rides! :-) Your little Kailee will enjoy for sure! :-)

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  9. Awesome childhood memories everyone! Keep em coming! Good luck to all! :-)

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  10. Sayang I missed this! :( Super fun pa naman ata. Looking forward to meeting you and Rain! :)

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    1. Hi Glaiza! :-) yes it was fun! :-) really hope to meet you soon too!!! :-)

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  11. Our dad used to bring us to Greenhills a lot too when we were kids. I remember there were rides there near National Bookstore Virra Mall, in the outdoor area where there used to be a pond with koi fishes. My favorite ride was the Caterpillar while my sister loved the Swan ride with water. Now that I have a 4-year old of my own, it would be great if he can experience the same fun! I think he'll enjoy the Go! Speed Racing & Bowling. Then he won't be able to stop talking about it again for days on end. Hahaha.

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  12. When i was a child i love going to star city..
    i would like my children to enjoy those classic rides because i believe that its much safer for them.

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  13. when i was a child we go to fiesta carnival,my kids would definitely would love to ride the carousel.

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  14. Ferris Wheel and the Roller Coaster really pumps my adrenaline. Though I am really afraid of heights. I just shout my fears away... Hahaha... Now, my 5 year old son has the same fears. We tried a kiddie roller coaster ride and well, let's just say he wouldn't be seen near one any time soon. With that, I know he would love the Go! Speed Racing, since it stays grounded. Hahaha...

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  15. What was your favorite amusement park ride as a child?
    I think it was the carousel at Fiesta Carnival in Cubao.

    What ride do you want your child to try in Fun Ranch?
    My kids tried almost everything except for the Pirate Ship. Parang 1 minute lang ata nagyaya na sila bumaba... Hopefully maconquer nila un next time. :)

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  16. when I was a kid dko na experience ito kya gusto ko maexperience nila my kids favorite rides is carousel, etc. Havent tried sa Fun Ranch pero its look fan hope to win pra makapunta ang mga kids ko dito at bonding narin namin..:)

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  17. I twas in Fiesta carnival that we used to go.
    My children would love to try all the rides. Hope to win.

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  18. I enjoyed the Ferris Wheel tremendously as a kid. Kids rule at Fun ranch so all the rides are for their enjoyment.

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  19. Every child loves the carousel and so do I...I hope my kids can try all the rides. I know all rides and attractions at Fun Ranch are fantastic. that would be a once in a lifetime experience for my kids...

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  20. I love the merry-go-round! I hope my kids would experience every ride that is offered by fun ranch. It'd be their first time to have a day out in a wonderful place like fun ranch..

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  21. The Ferris wheel at Fiesta!hehehe They look so old na pero many teenagers or oldies still want to ride pa din :)

    I want my Judahbebs ride in Dragon roller coaster i know he will enjoy it!

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  22. it was a fun, fun, fun day, especially meeting you three. kakatuwa talaga to meet new moms like you, your bebe is sooooo adorable!

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    1. Thank you Joy! We had fun as well watching your family win the hunt! :-) Ang kulit hahaha! :-)

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  23. Ferris Wheel was really fun, I would like the kiddos to try it too

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  24. i love roller coaster ride and ferris wheel and i want to try the dragon roller coaster in Fun ranch

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  25. merry-go-round! i want my kids to try all the rides because i'm sure that would be a once in a lifetime experience for them...

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  26. roller coaster!, dragon coaster for the rush :D

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  27. merry-go-round was my fave when i was a kid.. feeling princess lang. LOL!

    for my daughter, i want her to try all the rides at Fun Ranch, as long as keri niya at mag e-enjoy siya.. just like how i enjoyed the rides at an amusement park back in the old days. ^_^

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  28. when i was a kid, i used to ride the mini ferris wheel at sm north. but i also like the carousel at our local "perya"

    my son likes the merry go round.

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  29. The rides in the perya everytime may fiesta. Fun riding at the ferris wheel but i don't know now kung safe pa sya :)

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  30. i love merry go round and roller coaster, hope to try the space quest ride:)

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  31. i love merry go round its simply the best

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  32. Nung malit pa ako lagi lang kami nagpupunta sa mga tiange pag fiesta dahil merun dun perya.
    Nakakasakay kami ng mga rides dun. dati 10 pesos lang isang tao kada ride. Kaya lahat ng mga pinsan ko magkakasama kami. Loved namin ang roller coaster.

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  33. 1. It was the bump car and horror train.

    2. She'll love to try the speed racing and space quest ride.

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  34. i like bump cars i always do want to try it again and again :) also the Ferris wheel!

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  35. me too, i love bump cars! and my daughter would love the kiddie horsey ride, di sya mahihilo. :)

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  36. I love roller coaster! It gives me the thrill for the ride! She'll love to try the Anchor's Away kiddie version! That would be fun and awesome bonding for us!

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  37. roller coaster and bump cars. I want to try that at fun ranch again

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  38. i love carousel.

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  39. I have always loved riding the roller coaster ever since i was a kid...i want my kids to try all the rides, i know they'll be amazed..

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  40. roller coaster is my favorite rides. gusto namin itry yun Pirate Ship Ride. :)

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