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QMC's Circle of Fun: A Park Inside a Park

Night shot of Quezon Memorial Circle
Quezon Memorial Circle
During weekends, restaurants and other fast food chains located in the malls are usually full-packed.  After attending the mass, families usually go straight to the mall to dine.  In instances when we don't have the patience to wait, we usually go to the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to have dinner in one of the restaurants there, usually in Max's.  One time though, we decided to have our dinner in Bacolod's Chicken Inasal, also located inside QMC.

There, we ordered of course the inasal (inasal combo meal - with dessert & iced tea), crispy crablets and KBL (kadyos-baboy-langka, an Ilonggo dish).  I've tried Ilonggo Grill's KBL and I like it more than Bacolod's. Plus I'm quite disappointed with their inasal, it's a bit dry, somewhat overcooked.  I've tried chicken inasal several times in Bacolod Chicken House-Intramuros way back when I was still working there and their chicken inasal is juicier and more flavorful, so I'm expecting the same taste and quality here.  But my friend enjoyed it so maybe it was just me. ;)

Bacolod Chicken Inasal
After dinner, we decided to take a short stroll inside the park.  Even at night, a lot of people come here for  walking or jogging, others are biking and playing badminton, the usual sight in QMC.  While strolling, we noticed that a lot of stalls selling various items including women's accessories, clothes, kitchen utenzils, etc. are lined up in one section of the park.  We also noticed a signage informing the park-goers of the opening of Farmer's Market where one can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, organic produce that is, as seen on the signage.  As we go along the said area, we also noticed a well-lighted section ahead so we check it out.  In there we found the newest attraction in QMC, the Circle of Fun.

QMC sections, activities, stalls
Circle of Fun
Circle of Fun is a kids theme park, a park inside a park. :)  It has lots of rides and other attractions available for kids to enjoy.  The entrance fee to this Park (Circle of Fun) is very minimal, PhP30 per person (children below 3 feet are free) while the cost of the rides ranges from a minimum of PhP30 to a maximum of PhP50 per ride or attraction.  Circle of Fun is open from 10AM to 10PM, daily from Wednesday to Sunday.  Here are some photos of the attractions/rides available at Circle of Fun:

Kiddie Ferris Wheel...
Carousel...
Star Wars...
Water Ball...
Bump Cars...
Magic Swing...
various attractions...
and others, plus a lot more :)
There are lots of other rides/attractions there but I wasn't able to take photographs of all as it's near closing time when we check out this theme park.  Come visit QMC and check out Circle of Fun, there are lots of activities there which you and your family can enjoy.  Like Luneta in Manila, QMC is very accessible, it's right at the heart of Quezon City, and its free (QMC entrance, I mean).

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 Date of Visit: March 17, 2012
QMC Entrance: Free
QMC Parking Fee: PhP15 for cars
Circle of Fun Entrance: PhP30/person; free entrance for children below 3ft.
Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Wednesday to Sunday
Circle of Fun Rides: PhP30 - PhP50 per ride 

32 comments:

  1. if u want real inasal - Iloilo is the best place of course ;)

    i can't remember when was the last time I was at QC circle area... i think it's about time that i reunite with this place.

    thanks for the share :)

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    1. Hehe, ang layo naman! ;)

      Visit QMC again esp. during weekends, dami bago. :)

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    2. Negros Inasal at Timog Avenue, the best inasal in the metro...

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  2. I stayed QC for more than a year but dami ko talagang namiss. Isa na namang masayang paglalakbay ng aking guniguni dahil dito sa entry mo na to pero ito mas feel ko para akong bata.. gusto ko muling maranasan ang sumakay ng makukulay na ferris wheel na yan, makipagback-backan sa bump cars at makipagkulitan sa mga dinosaurs at mga rebulto dyan. Glen, Balut, pasyal nyo naman ako dyan hahaha, group hug girls!

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    1. Sureness Gracie, kapag umuwi ka punta tayo ng circle at mag-bump car tayo...hehe.

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  3. ui di na sya secret blogger :) lagi ko nadadaanan yan dati pero di ko man lang nakuhang pumunta mismo sa circle. actually di ko kasi alam kung san ang pasukan hehe :)

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    1. Haha, secret ba dati? Di naman ah, ala lang name...hehe. Dami ka pwede pasukan dun pero pinaka-safe yun entrance fronting QC hall. :)

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  4. Naiinggit naman ako ang dami mong gala. Hehehe. Ang galing meron na palang ganyan sa QMC. Pag nakakapunta ako jan derecho ako sa bike. hehehe.

    Nakatikim na ako ng KBL one time pa lang, and masarap siya though hindi ko kinain yung Kadyos kasi ayoko sa beans. hehe.

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    1. Hi Sey, di pa gala circle lapit lang eh. Inggit naman ako, di ako marunong mag-bike eh, paangkas na lang ha, hehe.

      Masarap kbl at yun beans nga gusto ko, unti lang beans ng Bacolod kaya di masyado nasarapan. :)

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  5. Wow, may bump cars pala dyan kaya pupuntahan ko yan hehehe. Bump car lang kaya kong sakyan sa mga ganyang theme park eh, mahihiluhin kasi ako haha.

    Ganda na ng Circle ah. I used to jog there and rent a bike nung di pa ako otsenta anyos hahaha.

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    1. Haha, first time ko sumakay ng bump car, syempre binunggo-bunggo lang nila ko, hehe.

      We used to hang out here too (w/ my friend) nung di pa rin ako otsenta anyos, badminton naman kami, la pambayad ng indoor eh. ;)

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  6. dati seasonal lang paglalagay nila ng attraction dyan sa QMC, ngayon ba buong taon na meron yan? ayos, another family destination. Nakakarelate ako sa mga picture ng Rides... dati naglagay kami dyan ng isa naming ride attraction but since seasonal lang noon, Christmas season, tinanggal din namin after.

    Since sawa na ko sa kakasakay sa mga rides na yan, mas trip ko ang food trip na lang. The food looks good!

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    1. Di ko alam kung whole year round na, ask ko isa sa mga crew di daw nila alam eh pero last December pa sila nag-start at hanggang ngayon eh dun pa din sila. :)

      Di pang foodtrip ang circle eh, ilan lang resto nila dun. :)

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  7. huling punta ko jan HS pa ako at wala pa ata yung fountain, ang ganda na pala jan esp pag gabi kaya lang umaga ako nagpunta jan before! ang galing! ganda ganda. :)

    Tamang mas maganda pa nga sa park kesa sa mga malls!

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    1. Hi Steven! Tama mas maganda sa park kesa sa mall, di pa magastos, hehe.

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  8. Mapasyal nga minsan ang mga kiddos dyan! Di pa kami nakakapunta dyan e.

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    1. Hi Anney! Dalhin mo nieces mo sa circle, malapit na mura pa pero kapag sinakyan nila lahat ng rides mahal din, dami eh. :)

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  9. Wow ang ganda na pala ng Circle ngayon? dati kc tambayan yan lang mga Lover's :) good for Quezon City residence.

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    1. Hehe, pang-lovers lang ba dati? Di na ngayon, pang-family na sya at pang-health buffs, dami na activities eh. :)

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  10. Hello Pinay Wanderer! Wow I was amazed on the upgrade of this park. The last time I visited QMC was almost 2 years ago and now I'm so glad on how great it is today! Thank you for sharing this :)

    Anyway, my blog Ang Kalsada is already closed. You can follow my new blog at Adobo Photoshop Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Biboy! Back to adobo photoshop huh, followed you there using my other account, will follow again using TPW. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  11. This is a good place for kids. Ang ganda ng mga pictures mo, gusto ko na dalhin baby ko sa theme park ulit.

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    1. Thank you Mhie! Mag-theme park na ulit, dami dyan eh, mas magaganda at mas bongga pa. ;)

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  12. Indeed, a park within a park. hehe.
    Nakaka-drool ang 1st part ng post mo. Naisip ko tuloy ang Bacolod dahil sa chicken inasal :p Haven't been there pero curious ako kung anong lasa ng inasal nila.

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    1. Mas masarap malamang kapag authentic ;) di pa nga rin nakakapunta ng Bacolod eh, sana soon. :)

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  13. actually, ang sarap ng chicken inasal. Lagi kami kumakain dyan pag andyan ko sa pinas. But my husband and our daughter loved Max chicken;)
    Thanks for sharing this pasyalan. may pupuntahan na kami mga apo ko dyan pag uwi ko. hi hi

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  14. Hi there! How can i get here in circle from UP diliman?
    Do you know the specific signboard of the jeepney from the campus to get here? thanks!

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  15. Hello! I would like to ask if you can estimate the total price all of the rides there? :) thanks! ^_^

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  16. Hello! I would like to ask if you can estimate the total price of all the rides there?? Thanks! ^_^

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  17. Hi Mary Elaine! It's been more than 2 years since I went to the Circle of Fun (though I've been to the Circle several times after) so I've no idea if the rides are still available and if they are, how much are the cost of the rides now. I'm sorry I can't give you estimates. Thanks for visiting my site, anyway. :)

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