October 10, 2018

The Garage at City of Dreams Manila: The Newest VR Zone and Food Park in the Philippines

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  • The Garage at City of Dreams is the newest groundbreaking attraction in Manila.

    The Garage

    Venturing into a new landscape of entertainment and dining, City of Dreams Manila presents The Garage—a VR Zone and a food park that will exceed everyone’s expectations when it comes to food and entertainment. This new attraction guarantees guests an entrancing experience of virtual reality entertainment and a luxurious treat with a wide array of food selections.

    Also read:  City of Dreams

    BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc. Manager Yukiharu Tamiya, City of Dreams Manila’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Benning, BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc. Manager Ryuichi Osada during The Garage’s media preview

    “The Garage is City of Dreams Manila’s latest attraction featuring unique entertainment activities in partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc. With their creativity and cutting-edge technology, we are honored and delighted to partner with them, and together blaze a trail in delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences that go beyond gaming and recreation in the Philippines,” Kevin Benning, City of Dreams Manila’s Chief Operating Officer said.

    VR Zone

    Brought by the Japanese video game development company and publisher, the virtual reality experience is unveiled with a food park—featuring quality food and drinks choices from the up-to-the-minute food and beverage partners. This concept is what makes The Garage a first of its kind in the country, setting it apart from others.

    The food park

    “BANDAI NAMCO Amusement is honored to partner with luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila and bring to this exciting destination our first VR Zone entertainment facility in Southeast Asia. We hope to bring outside of Japan an immersive, multi-sensory and fun activities to Filipinos and foreign guests with our unique VR activities at The Garage,” Kunihisa Yagisita, Bandai Namco’s General Manager said.

    Located at the upper ground floor of City of Dreams Manila, The Garage occupies a 2,714 square meter cozy space with a 563-seating capacity. Its modern industrial interiors are designed by award-winning Paris-based creative design agency Malherbe Design in collaboration with Westar Architectural Interior Design. More than that, graffiti works of two prominent names in the street art scene: Kookoo Ramos and DeeJae Paeste, are also flaunted in the facility.

    Dining area

    The ambiance is openly homey

    The VR Zone 

    Featuring a new entertainment facility, The Garage’s VR Zone provides a thrilling experience with premier virtual reality technology.

    VR Zone’s gaming space

    What players will most likely be excited about is the popular Mario Kart Arcade GP VR where they can choose to play as either Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or Yoshi, a perfect game to reminisce childhood days of playing Nintendo games! It is a three-minute game that lets you enter the action-packed world of Mario Kart universe while passing through Thwomps or large stone creatures. Developed by Bandai Namco Amusement under license from Nintendo, the surely in-demand game can be played by up to four persons and is open to 13 years old and above.

    The Mario Kart Arcade GP VR

    For an interactive horror experience,  a horror room game called Hospital Escape Terror will scare the sleeping nerves out of players struggling to escape and survive. The game is set in a dark, cursed, and abandoned hospital which players, restrained in a wheelchair, must survive and escape within nine minutes.

    The Hospital Escape Terror

    Ski Rodeo is a two-minute game that lets a player ski on a vast snowy mountain course with sharp slopes and steep drops at a fast speed. On a steep downhill ski simulator, players must finish the challenge at the fastest time possible or within the allotted time. The game can be played in pairs and is open to individuals with a height of 140 cm and above.

    Ski simulator

    The Food Park

    After hitting the vigorous spot of the VR Zone, guests can now head into the the food park for gastronomic galore, indulging in well-curated food selections offered by 10 food and beverage trucks and trailers: Little Flour, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Katsu Sora, El Chupacabra, Pizza Grigliata, Farmacy Ice Cream, Chocol8, Juiced, and The Roaster. The food park exudes a spacious, fashion-forward mood that will escalate the casual dining experience.

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    Wild Flour’s younger sister, Little Flour’s food truck offers classic Filipino rice bowls like sisig, beef tapa, and pork adobo. It also serves Wild Flour’s bestselling breakfast dishes, and pastries. Meanwhile, Pink’s Hot Dogs Manila, brought by the Wild Flour group in the Philippines in 2016, is the most sought-after hot dog stands in Los Angeles, CA, serving a wide host of signature hotdogs and burger creations.

    Also read: Little Flour Cafe in BGC: The Lovable Little Sister of Wildflour

    Little Flour’s Sisig

    Pink’s Tokyo Dog

    Also read: Pink’s Hotdogs in BGC: A Hollywood Experience in the City

    Specializing in Japanese cuisine, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka and Katsu Sora boast of its well-loved ramen and flavorful tonkatsu respectively. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka ramen is characterized by its mild, pearl-colored Tonkotsu soup, while, Katsu Sora’s tonkatsu is naturally tender, marbled, and made of only premium pork meat.

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    Hokkaido Ramen Santouka’s ramen

    Tonkatsu

    The first in the country to present the Mexican street taco concept, El Chupacabra comes in freshly made soft corn tortillas with choice of filling. Topped with minced onions, and fresh cilantro, El Chupacabra’s street taco gives a simple yet tangy, satisfying taste.

    Also read:  El Chupacabra

    El Chupacabra’s food truck

    For a total pizza experience, Pizza Grigliata has got you covered. Its perfectly grilled, artisanal pizzas are known for its thin crust dough topped with fresh ingredients.

    Pizza Grigliata’s artisanal pizzas and pasta

    Farmacy Ice Cream takes us back to the time of classic ice cream parlors. It serves fresh homemade ice cream and other comforting treats such as milkshakes, sodas, coffee, and pastries. To completely satisfy the guests’ sweet cravings, Chocol8 presents the handcrafted chocolates in a number of shapes and forms, and are enhanced with special ingredients such as fruits, nuts, and spices.

    Farmacy Ice Cream

    Chocol8 handcrafted “Ant” chocolate

    Moreover, a variety of fresh and healthy squeezed smoothies, slushies, and juices are offered at Juiced. On the other hand, the pressing need for coffee will be fulfilled at The Roaster, a go-to outlet for an array of gourmet coffee creations.

    Juiced’s variety of fresh and healthy squeezed smoothies, slushies, and juices 

    Spanish Latte-Espresso

    Guests can pair their choice of food from the food trucks and trailers with a wide selection of signature cocktails, iced teas, and mocktails, from The Garage’s bar.

    The Bar

    The Garage will have its grand opening on October 14, 2018, Sunday at 5 p.m. On the following days, it will open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call (+63 2) 800-8080 or email guestservices@cod-manila.com or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.

    DETAILS
    Address: Upper G/F, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue cor. Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City Manila, Parañaque City
    Operating Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
    Contact: (+63 2) 800-8080
    Website: www.cityofdreamsmanila.com
    Email: guestservices@cod-manila.com
    Entrance Fee: Free
    VR Zone Ticket Prices:
    One activity: Php 450
    Three activities: Php 1,200
    Ski Rodeo for two: Php 800
    Mario Kart only (4 persons): Php 1,600
    Horror Room (4 persons): Php 1,600

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