The Magikland Outdoor Theme Park in Silay City is the first and only theme park in Negros Occidental, Philippines. Our family visited the park on the second week after its soft launch.
Check out the kids’ vlog about our experience at Magikland Outdoor Theme Park in Silay. Our eldest Shawna is 10 while Shane is 6 years old and is only 3 feet and 10 inches tall.
They had different experiences and memories of the place. When we come back, hopefully Shane has grown two more inches. hehe
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Enjoy Magikland Outdoor Theme Park to the Fullest
So you ask me, is the entrance fee and the travel going there worth it? Yes, definitely. The entrance fee and the travel to Silay City is worth it. But, of course, you have keep some things in mind and do some things in order to fully enjoy it.
We went there as a family with two young kids and our Marz Pynky with her son, Jam. He is our girls’ homeschooling mate and BFF. We have rounded up the things we have observed and what we will do the next time we visit.
Tips to Get Around Magikland
Here are some tips in order to fully enjoy Magikland Outdoor Theme Park and get your money’s worth.
Our little Shane wore a unicorn dress, leggings, and headband. She looks so cute on the carousel.
Try to get there by 4pm.
The park opens at 2pm, but it can be really hot and humid. There are plants around the park but not trees, so there’s no shade except for the air conditioned food court. At 4pm, the sun is starting to set. You can start with the rides under covered areas until the sun sets and the air is cooler.
Buy the All-Access Pass.
Thankfully, Magikland land has a cheaper pass to those who just want to go around the park for sightseeing. But if you really want to enjoy what this outdoor theme park can offer, buy the all access pass and be ready to roll.
Note: If you first buy the entrance only plus one ride pass, it’s cheaper. But if you upgrade, it will become more expensive that the all-access pass.
Watch the show and have a photo with the cast.
At 5pm watch the show. Don’t miss it because it’s a special production inspired by local folklore. There you have characters with names like Pat Patag, Mara Marapara, Kit Kanlaon, and Boy Bakunawa. Performances are very good!
After the show, the guests are allowed to line up at the side of the stage for a photo opp with the cast. You may opt to have your photo taken with your camera or have an official souvenir photo taken by the Magikland staff.
Please respect the queue and don’t insert in the line, especially if you are two strong young adults who do not have kids. Thank you.
Get on the easy rides first.
After the show, we proceeded on the left side of the park and started with the Disk’O. Only our Papa and Achi Shawna got on it. Shane wanted to but wasn’t allowed because she was two inches short. I, on the other hand, couldn’t because I know my capacity.
On the Disk’O 16 persons are seated on a circular platform, then are rocked backed on fort while it was spinning. This not for those who have motion sickness.
It was then followed by a stint with the Sky Tower. It is where 12 riders seated around the column are hurled up and down. The feeling was a little bit like flying up and then being dropped from a height. You would literally feel your gut go up your torso while your body is being dropped forcefully.
By the time they were done with this, hubby said that all the other rides became lame because of the thrill they got from the two rides. Haha
But there is one ride that nobody among us dared to ride. That is the Crazy Surf and it’s really crazy! You are strapped on a chair and spun around like a clock. Nobody wants to get on it! hahaha
Hubby’s list from relaxing to thrilling (or dizzying) rides
- Trackless Train (to go around the park)
- Mt. Kanlaon
- Ferris Wheel – it was tame as long as everybody stayed seated; even if the gondola you are on is at the topmost point, you will get to appreciate the view more than get scared
- Magic Bike
- Bumper Cars – more fun than thrilling; a crowd favorite; lines are longer here
- Crazy Surf
- Happy Swing
- Crazy Trail
- Family Swinger – The kids’ favorite ride. They were on it 3 times until the park closed for the night.
- Sky Tower – I find this the most thrilling. Although the Disk’ O can be the scarier ride, I find the Sky Tower more thrilling. I walked liked a drunk when I got off the Disk’O.
Save the thrilling rides before dinner. Or make sure you are done with them by then.
Around 6-6:30pm, get on the thrilling rides like Disk’O and Sky Tower. Afterwards, you can have dinner.
Inversely, you can reserve the relaxing rides after dinner so that your meal won’t end up in the sink or flying all around. Ugh! Or maybe you want another shot on the more thrilling rides later in the night.
Just don’t eat too much. Or give your tummy some time to digest your dinner before going back on the thrilling rides.
If you follow our guide on the rides, you will have time to get back on your favorite rides again. Several times more, if you wish, until the park closes.
Eat snacks and dinner.
There are snack booths all around the park plus an air conditioned food court. There are french fries, pop corn, and such. They have a wide assortment because you cannot bring outside food and drinks to the park.
But it’s okay because prices are reasonable and buying food and drinks from concessionaires helps in the operational costs. You just cannot go around hungry.
Here’s what we had for dinner — rice meals!
It’s not worth it having to wait for El Ideal after the park closes. haha You can’t enjoy when you’re hungry.
Bring a water bottle around.
Since you cannot bring in a water bottle from outside, you need to buy bottled water from any of their concessionaires. You need this so that you will not get dehydrated while going around and screaming during the rides.
But may I suggest for a water refill station to the management? The guests can buy the first bottle and then just pay for refilling. That way, we don’t get to have too many single-used water bottle containers trashed everyday.
Bring caps and umbrella.
I suggest that you bring caps and an umbrella. Honestly, I also brought jackets for the kids even though the sun was shining so bright when we left the house. Around 8pm that night, there was a heavy downpour. Weather is unpredictable so it’s best to stay protected, especially if you have kids.
Pack an extra change of clothes.
Kids can get sweaty from all the running around and the humid weather. They might need a shirt change. We don’t want them catching a cold from wearing a wet shirt all the time.
Don’t worry about carrying so much. You can leave your stuff in a cubbyhole before your ride.
Have an insect repellent handy.
If you or your family is prone to mosquito bites, it is best to bring an insect repellent.
Let girls wear leggings or shorts.
If your girls prefer tutu dresses and other princess outfits, have them wear leggings or shorts underneath. It is not wise to have them flash undergarments while going through all the rides.
The leggings also protect their knees from scrapes. Shane tripped several times and landed on her knees and elbows.
Magikland Theme Park is a world-class park with local flavor. It is unique. Even the ferris wheel is called The Eye of Silay — a relaxing ride that gives you a bird’s eye view of the park and part of Silay.
However, if you have been to theme parks abroad, like at least Hong Kong Disneyland, Magikland just cannot compare in size. This is even smaller than Enchanted Kingdom located in Laguna.
However, Magikland has its own charm. I have to take my hats off to the creativity of the storyline in the live production. The characters have nice costumes, too.
Moreover, the entrance fee is reasonable. You can choose between an all-access pass or an entrance with a single-ride pass. We don’t get that luxury in other theme parks.
So in order to best enjoy Magikland, let’s appreciate it as it is and not compare it with other parks you have visited before. Otherwise, you will just complain and miss out on its own beauty.
Let’s Support Magikland
I would like to encourage locals of Negros Occidental to support Magikland Theme Park in Silay. It is our own. Let’s protect it and bring guests there. Support their in-house businesses, too, like food and even the souvenir photos. It’s only P250 for a 6R print and comes with a commemorative border and cover.
I am actually looking forward to the time when they will have their own merchandise so that we can buy souvenir items. 🙂 Hats, crowns, costumes, and shirts would be really nice to have.
This park is really a boon to our province and although I don’t have a personal stake in it, I am just glad that there are people who invested in this development. Now, we have something world-class in our midst.
Things You Need to Know: Magikland Theme Park in Silay
Magikland is an outdoor theme park patterned after the ancient Filipino legend of the Bakunawa. It is the first theme park concept of the same caliber in the Visayas region.
Sitting on a 5-hectare lot in Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City, Negros Occidental, Magikland is expected to draw people of all ages from all over Western Visayas. After all, it is easily accessible and very affordable, too.
There are a total of twelve (12) rides, including small and big ones, photo attractions, play facilities, edutainment (education and entertainment) galleries, games, and cultural exhibitions. These are targeted for students of all grade levels as well as curious adults.
Furthermore, they will also be hosting special events from time to time, too. With its theme and decor inspired by Filipino cultural heritage and folklore, Magikland is indeed unique and special.
Safety of the Rides
All of Magikland’s rides were sourced from well-known suppliers around the world. There were brought in from Europe, Italy, and around Asia. Magikland, which is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), is designed and built according to the highest possible safety standards.
Moreover, it is governed by international rules and regulations covering the amusement industry.
For now, they are only open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No announcement yet as to when they will open all week-long.
As they are still on soft opening, the entrance fees are discounted.
- P520.00 – All-In Pass = admission+ magic shows + unli rides
- P280.00 – General = admission + magic shows + carousel ride
- P300.00 – Upgrade = from general to all-in pass
How to Get There
If you are coming from Bacolod, the drive will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. There are public transportation like jeepneys, buses, and tricycles that ply the area.
If you ride a bus or jeep from Bacolod, the estimated fare is P20-25 per person. Get off at Bangga Carmela, then ride a tricycle going to Magikland. Estimated fare is P10-15 per person.
Magikland Outdoor Theme Park
Sitio Cabug, Brgy. Guinhalaran
Silay City, Negros Occidental
Tel. No. (034) 445-3847 | 09212026871 | 09153207782
FB page: Magikland Silay
JEA Building, Lot 3. Block 42, Brgy. Mandalagan
Lacson Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental