First Pororo Theme Park in PH Opens in Jpark Island Resort in Cebu

A new kid-friendly attraction opened in Jpark Resort in Cebu. Indoor amusement park Pororo Park recently opened its doors on the province’s resort island of Mactan.

Located at the only 5-star waterpark in the country, the theme park is based on the popular Korean children television show “Pororo the Little Penguin.” The park has several locations in Asia including 11 in South Korea. This is the brand’s 18th park in the world.

The park was designed and created by Iconix Entertainment, creator of Pororo and the same team behind all Pororo parks in South Korea and other countries. Most of the rides and technology were developed in Korea as well.

The indoor park has two floors and features more than 20 attractions. The first floor houses the attractions for smaller kids or toddlers like a jungle gym and Pororo Fishing Zone (magnet fishing of stuffed toys). There’s also a Loopy’s House, a cafe for guardians and children alike that serves coffe and kiddie treats. Also on the first floor, there’s a separate area called the Arcade Zone for bigger kids. This area features a mini bowling alley, air hockey, and more.

On the main and second floor is where the attractions for bigger children (five years old and up) are located. The attractions include Petty’s Merry-go-round, Eddy’s Sliding Car, Pororo Train, Pororo’s Aqua Play Zone, Tutu’s 4D Rider, Sliding Ball Pool, Digital Sketch, and more.

There’s also a giant slide, which extends out of the side of the building, that connects the second and first floors, aside from a stairwell.

The indoor park also features scheduled performances of mascot characters of the show. There are also kid-friendly toilets and breastfeeding rooms for guests.

Ticket price starts at PHP 1,500 for two hours for kids 0 to 12 years old (with one guardian). All day access costs PHP 3,750.


The opening of Pororo Park is part of Jpark Waterpark Cebu’s 10th anniversary celebration. Aside from the launch of the theme park, the resort celebrated its anniversary in style by holding The Triton Ball, featuring a lavish party.

The resort opened in 2009 and is one of the biggest resorts on Mactan Island. The family-oriented resort sits on a 16.5-hectare property and features six themed pools, a casino, 10 restaurants, private beach and more.

Its claim to fame is its waterpark, situated at the center of the sprawling property. It features giant water slides including the Space Bowl, kiddie pools, and a lazy river.

The Pororo Park is part of the resort’s expansion. It’s also in the process of finishing a new building that will add 200 more rooms in its portfolio. The expansion also goes beyond Cebu and the brand is building a bigger resort in Panglao, Bohol.

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Cebu also transformed 40 of its existing rooms into Pororo-themed suites. The rooms are adorably designed like the theme park, even the hallways are inspired by the show. It’s like stepping into Pororo’s world.

The rooms have a kitchen, living area, powder room, bedroom, and a bathroom. What’s unique about the rooms is instead of furniture in the living area, it features ball pits, trampolines, and mini slides.

Each Pororo Room of Jpark Resort in Cebu is colorfully designed, from the walls to the beds. Staying a night here would set guests back PHP 36,000.

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