Broadcast giant ABS-CBN opened on Sunday, Sept. 16, the ABS-CBN Studio Experience or Studio XP ? an indoor amusement park which brings physical attractions and digital innovations at Ayala Malls TriNoma.
Divided into three studios ? Fantasy, Reality, and Retail ? with a total of 15 attractions situated in a sprawling 1,400 sqm-site, the Studio XP welcomes guests into a uniquely themed attraction cum experience store.
Fantasy Studio?s ARX lets guests cross the threshold of make-believe in an augmented reality game where players or stunt trainees wearing head gears can punch to throw fireballs and beat their enemies ? the virtual monsters.
Four Reality Studio attractions, meanwhile, gives never-before-experienced digital experiences that will delight Filipinos of all ages.
In ?The Voice?: Open Mic, virtual coaches get to judge visitors who try out as blind auditionees, recreating the studio experience of contestants as they seek the approval of coaches Bamboo, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, and Sharon Cuneta.
The 80-seater 4D Kapamilya Theater transforms as an interactive multiplayer hub where guests compete in ?Misyon: Ang Probinsyano? (a patintero-based game) or the ?Ang Propesiya: La Luna Sangre? (an agawan base game) with up to 80 people using the tablets provided.
At other times, it screens 4D shorts, shows, or plays host to live events. They can also watch the country?s first and only 4D production ? ?ASAP 4D? ? an exclusive offering of the Kapamilya Theater.
Studio XP offers more unique experiences, such as singing alongside a Kapamilya singer, performing a dramatic scene with leading actors, throwing comic lines with the cast of ?Goin? Bulilit,? and taking the hot seat in ?Tonight With Boy Abunda?s? Fast Talk, through the Star Lab, where visitors get to act, sing, or talk face-to-face with ABS-CBN stars through the digital screen.
A behind-the-scene adventure also awaits visitors in ?It?s Showtime?s? Directors? Booth arcade role-playing game. Here, they can have a feel of what being part of a TV crew is like ? with all the drama, tension, and excitement while helping a director orchestrate the variety show?s production.
Aside from these digital challenges, the Reality Studio also features physical and mental challenges. These attractions include ?Minute to Win It? The Experience where participants need to beat the time to be the Last Man Standing; ?Pinoy Big Brother? Breakout where housemates have to accomplish Kuya?s tasks in a challenge-filled environment; and Celebrity Calling where visitors get a chance to receive a call from a Kapamilya star.
More extreme adventure awaits guests at the Fantasy Studio, with the Action Academy calling out Cardo Dalisay or Darna-wannabes to become stunt trainees, and the Superheroes Playground solely intended for 12 years old and below looking for adventures with kids their age.
Souvenir selections are abundant at the Retail Studio featuring ABS-CBN Store?s exclusive and limited edition merchandise. Plus, more memorabilia are available at #Starsnaps and Star Catcher, which are located at the Reality Studio.
The experience will not be complete without grabbing a bite of Heroes Burger?s offerings ? with organic burgers served in Pinoy-themed combos featuring the characters of Captain Barbell, Darna, and Lastikman.
Those who would like to experience the new Studio XP can avail of XPass Prime tickets at P375 for first-timers and at P350 for returning guests with access to all attractions except #Starsnaps and Star Catcher.
There is also the XPass Lite option at P300 for first-timers and at P275 for returning visitors which excludes access to the Kapamilya Theater, #Starsnaps and Star Catcher.
Be prepared to spend about two and a half hours in a shift to take full advantage of the fun inside.