Yexel's Toy Museum Manila Ocean ParkFriday, August 28, 2015
Walk with ChaMike at Yexel's Museum.
It was one of those weekends when Mike and I decided to visit Yexel's Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park and it was probably one of the most disappointing places we've been to.
Amazing Stories of Yexel's Museum is the second toy museum owned by Yexel Sebastian, a Pinoy toy enthusiast who has been a toy collector since the age of 7. His first Toy Museum is located in Las Pinas and recently branched out in Manila Ocean Park.
I'm not a toy lover but I knew Mike will enjoy looking at the toy collections so when I saw a discount treat at metrodeal.com a few months ago, I immediately bought two discount coupons for only P99 per person original price is at P250 per person, it was indeed a great deal but because it was so cheap we failed to anticipate the volume of people inside the museum. It was also a weekend so you can just imagine the chaos we went through.
Nonetheless, Mike and I agreed to go around the museum and tried to appreciate it as much as we could. Here are some photos.
Comic Book Super Heroes
|Peter Parker's Room- a bit dark, lighting should be properly installed|
|Mike with Spidey|
|Batman, Spiderman & my Superman|
We had to line up and wait for what seemed to be forever just to have our photo taken at the Game of Thrones area.
|Had to finish fast as we don't want to keep the others waiting|
|Like a boss|
This area was the most challenging, we waited quite long just so we could have this area all to ourselves but there was this couple who never left the place. They were seated at the corner cuddling! WTH!? I even had to crop them so that they can't be seen in the photo.
|Thank God, the couple vanished! Or is it photoshopped? hehe|
|Have to crop this shot because of the couple cuddling, argh!|
Lord of the Rings
|See the guy on the side? If he's not sleeping, he's resting as if he's in Luneta|
Area of Gollum was okay since falling in line was required and not much people were in line.
|Fellowship of Tambays|
|I think there should have proper lighting here, don't you agree?|
|Hallelujah! No crowd.|
|Of course, Mike should have a shot|
1. Discount coupon should only be applicable during weekdays. Regular rate applies during weekends or holidays.
2. Like in other museums, there should be a maximum hours for each visitor when visiting the museum (I guess two hours is okay) so that the museum would not be a place for chilling or relaxation.
3. There should be staff from the museum who regularly roam around and check if people are there just to sit, sleep or relax. The staff should also facilitate the organization of each section of the museum. (we never saw a single museum personnel when we went there, except at the paid Ironman photo booth)
4. Proper lighting should be installed especially at the Minions area, Ironman area and the upside down room.
If those tips will be implemented Yexel's Museum would be a sure hit. I would love to bring my nephews with me when that time comes.
Address: 2nd Floor Manila Ocean Park Complex behind Quirino Grandstand
Fee: P99 (discount) | P250 (regular
Facebook: Yexel's Toy Museum