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November 27, 2009

Cosmic Kidz, The Biggest Playground in Manila

November 27, 2009

Cosmic Kidz, The Biggest Playground in Manila

Kids Universe is the "Fun Ranch" innovation of SM Malls. It is the latest kiddie place that opened in time for the Christmas season in SM Mall of Asia. With the World Pyro Olympics being postponed to early next year, there is really no other "new" place to go with your kids. There's no new Carnival or visiting exhibits like the Dinosaurs last year (except for the traveling Big Blue Whale Exhibit in Ayala Malls).

One of the reasons you might want to consider visiting Kids Universe is that it houses Cosmic Kidz, the biggest Kiddie Play Area in Manila -- about 4 stories high. I'll give you a photo tour of the place so that you can use it to share stories with your kids. Also, I'll share with you potential dining options around the area.

Cosmic Kidz

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A huuuuuuge high-end play area for kids and kids-at-heart.

Admission Rates
30-Minute Play - P180
One Hour Play - P250
Unlimited - P480
Extension (every 30 Minutes) - P180
Adult Pass (none play/ 1 adult per kid) = P120
(children under 3 must be supervised by an adult)
Socks (required; if you don't have any, you can buy) - P30

See Admission Rates and Rules & Regulations

First Floor, Cosmic Kidz

The first floor is really for young children less than 3 years old, like Joshua.

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Plasma Pool. It has a tarpaulin cover and lighting underneath it. The kids love jumping on this pool but it is not allowed. It is really for babies or toddlers.

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Spectrum Crossing. It is like a water boat on land, and it moves up and down.

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Wave Rider. A slide with a waterfall effect.

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Ground Control. A kiddie game where you have to shoot the balls into a funnel.

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Sling Shot. It actually revolves around its axis, and kids can sit and sway with it.

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Potty Pod for Kids only. There is a restroom outside Cosmic Kidz.

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A photo of the huge cushioned stairs going up to the second floor.

Second Floor, Cosmic Kidz

The second floor is devoted to imported Comfy Interactive Educational Toys.

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Airballs. A play area with balloons that move up and down.

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Orbits. A play area with soft, white balls.

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A mini merry-go-round with different animals.

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Apollo Climber. You can go up to the third floor via this route.

Third Floor, Cosmic Kidz

The third floor is where the fun begins for kids and adults as well.

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Wormhole. Similar to the Apollo Climber, but this is located on the other side.

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HyperSlide. It is very, very steep and a bit unsafe. You can get your skin burned if it comes in contact with the slide while on your way down. Not recommended for toddlers.

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Space Web. (Not really sure how this works...)

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Gaming Cannon Area. This is the "battle zone," where the soft balls land after being shot from the cannons on the upper floor.

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You can go up to the fourth floor through the two Rocket Booster areas.

Fourth Floor, Cosmic Kidz

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Gaming Cannons. Here, you can shoot soft balls straight into the Gaming Cannon area. 

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Depending on your technique, the balls could hit the cannons on the other side.

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There is a tunnel leading to the highest point of Cosmic Kidz.

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Here is a side view of the Cosmic Kidz play area, where you can see that red tunnel above, leading to the highest point.

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Inside the helicopter cockpit. :)

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An outside view of the cockpit. The entire structure is as tall as Mall of Asia.

Kids Universe Shops

Cosmic Kidz is the centerpiece of Kids Universe and it is surrounded by different kiddie shops.

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Astrokidz Shop

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Ben 10 Merchandise Store

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X-rider 4D Simulation Ride

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Toy Kingdom

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Sanrio and Friends Store

Dining Options

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On the second floor, you might want to try the first store of Chicago Popcorn Shop, which is similar to Garrett's, Oprah's favorite popcorn. They use real cheese in their popcorn.

The Creamery from Nestle in Quezon City transferred to the Kids Universe. They now use Selecta Ice Cream instead of Nestle. We did not like the food (maybe because they are just in their soft opening phase?) This is a good place to hold a small kiddie party because of the dancing waiters (...and if you are not that particular with the food).

Check out the Menu: Menu 1 (top), Menu 1 (bottom), Menu 2 (top), Menu 2 (bottom)

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I've been curious about the Japanese-Korean Buffet Yakimix. Their first store is along Diosdado Macapagal Blvd and the second one is in Mall of Asia, near Kids Universe. It is located on the ground floor, facing San Miguel by the Bay. On a weekday, this is the only place that is full and with a long waiting line. 

(Have you tried it? Any review on Yakimix?)

There are ice cream shops in the area. Kids Universe is sponsored by Selecta.

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I would actually recommend walking all the way down to the front of Mall of Asia (also in the South Wing) to get a taste of Coney Island Ice Cream (now rebranded as Go Nuts Ice Cream).

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Selecta Kids Universe
Ground Floor Level, South Park Building
SM Mall of Asia

For Party Packages - please call +632 804-0166

(The best landmarks to help you find this place -- SM Discovery Center and Fish & Co. Restaurant, which are found beside it.)

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