Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pororo Park

[Media Invite]

The brothers at the media preview of Pororo Park.
You would have heard about the opening of Pororo Park at Marina Square, Singapore by now. It's official opening on 11 Nov 2015 happened to be the birthday of my little Stacci too! The REALLY lucky kids were one of the first to experience the park's facilities during the media preview a couple of days back and they were thrilled by the mascots. Just in case you do not know, Pororo is a very famous cartoon penguin originating from South Korea and had lots of friends such as Crong the Dinosaur, Eddy the Fox, Petty the Penguin, Loopy the Beaver and Poby the Polar Bear. The 11,000 square feet character-themed indoor playground in touted to be the largest in Singapore and also the very first Pororo Park in South-East Asia.

With that in mind, I am sure the expectations would be high for parents too. It was definitely much bigger than most of the other indoor playgrounds we had been to. Maybe it was the vast amount of free space, but the facilities somewhat just felt smaller (or lesser) than what I would have expected from the description of the park. However knowing how the kids can entertain themselves for hours in any given area, Pororo park is definitely big enough for the kids to roam and play in for 2 hours. Check out their attractions as follows -

  • Pororo Express: a train ride for kids and the iconic center piece 
  • Pororo House: a replica of Pororo’s house in the series 
  • Crong’s Backyard: a play area extension to Pororo House 
  • Shark Ball Pool: an all-time favourite with toddlers 
  • Poby’s Jungle Gym: fun play system for active young adventurers 
  • Eddy and Petty’s Rooms: two classrooms cum party rooms 
  • TongTong’s Little Theatre: for live shows and performances

Pororo Express where all the excited kiddos can't wait for the train to arrive!

Leroy had other plans. (No kids were harmed. Train was recharging)

Happy kids finally got their turns! But note that the train only goes one short circuit every time.
One can get a little rest in Pororo House if one gets tired after all the play. That is if sleeping on a hard plastic bed is one's thing. 
The bathtub is SOOOooo cute!

Crong's Backyard at the back of Pororo House would be a great place for the younger kiddos to interact and play!
Stacci loves birthdays so it was no surprise when she assembled a wooden birthday cake!
Even little Louie can cook!
The big Shark Ball Pool can accommodate a lot of kiddos and a LOT of balls!
Stacci had fun hiding in the balls! I wouldn't be able to find her if she had really wanted to hide!
Kids will love feeding the shark with balls too!
Poby's Jungle Gym is the place where the kids can burn off their energy! Although it felt a little small and I probably wouldn't want follow them in as it was too compact.
But the kiddos have fun though and big sister Steffi helped to take care of the little ones.
Eddy and Patty's rooms are two adjoining rooms with the retractable partition and would cater to any party's needs.  
For our case, it was converted into a classroom for all the little ones to do their art and crafts! 
Pororo and friends performing in TongTong's Little Theatre
There is also a 60-seater Loopy themed café offering both adults and kids food. You can top up your body fuel after all the fun, or spam your social media accounts with photos using their free Wi-Fi too! 
Now the big question that everyone has been asking, is the park worth a visit? Everything there is so cute and kawaii and I am sure you will definitely be snapping lots of photos of your kids with the plastic resin characters, or posing inside Pororo House. I have no doubts that the franchise is not cheap but my own personal view is that it is way too expensive for me to bring my family of 4 kids. A trip to the park for 2 hours would cost me (4 x $33.50 + 2 x $6) = $146 or discounted price of $121 if I use the partners' rates. So you do the maths! As much as the kiddos enjoyed roaming the park, it is still overpriced for our big family. I am sure fans of Pororo will visit nevertheless, and you can also console yourself that you need not fly elsewhere to experience Pororo Park!

Lots of photo opportunities within the park. Everything is so cute!
And if you are lucky to be there to meet the mascots, be sure to snap lots of photos too!
Poby came out to say hi too!
The kiddos scored a photo with pretty Petty as well!
Useful Information

Location: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29 Singapore 039594
Operating Hours: Sun – Thu (10.30am to 8.00pm) and Fri - Sat (10.30am to 9.00pm)

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