Fans of ABS CBN popular shows and TV stars are in for a treat with the newly opened ABS CBN Studio Experience, or Studio XP, at Ayala Malls TriNoma in Quezon City.
Have you ever dreamt of being a “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate, wondered who among “The Voice” judges would turn if you audition, or wanted to try the Fast Talk questions in “Tonight With Boy Abunda”? You now have a chance to experience all that and more at this one of a kind themed experience.
According to ABS-CBN Themed Experiences Inc. head Cookie Bartolome, the new Studio XP is divided into three parts—Reality, Fantasy, and Retail Studios—with 15 attractions and full scale set reconstructions crafted to present a jam-packed ABS-CBN experience in a one-stop site. “We took inspiration from Kapamilyas who are curious and eager to feel what it’s like to be inside the network’s studios. The vision was really to bring ABS-CBN closer to the people,” Cookie shared.
Guests can enjoy the intimate 80-seater Kapamilya Theater where they get to watch 4D movies, live shows, and other events, or compete in a multiplayer game with “Misyon: Ang Probinsyano” (a patintero-based game) or the “Ang Propesiya: La Luna Sangre” (an agawan base game). They can also watch the country’s first and only 4D production—“ASAP 4D”— an exclusive offering of the Kapamilya Theater.
Star Lab visitors will take the spotlight as they dabble in singing duets and perform dramatic scenes with Kapamilya artists, throw punchlines with the cast of “Goin’ Bulilit,” and take the hot seat in “Tonight With Boy Abunda’s” Fast Talk.
A family favorite, the Minute to Win game is something we common folk can finally experience and maybe even become “the Last Man Standing”.
Inside the Reality Studio, visitors get to be a participant in various Kapamilya shows: such as a housemate doing tasks in “Pinoy Big Brother” Breakout under Kuya’s guidance.
More delight awaits visitors at the “The Voice” Open Mic. Find out who among the virtual coaches—Bamboo, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, and Sharon Cuneta—will turn as blind auditionees sing their hearts out. I hope Bamboo would turn for me!
Others can try behind-the-scenes Studio XP challenges, such as the role of a TV crew member in “It’s Showtime” Director’s Booth where they get to orchestrate a variety show, with all the excitement, tension, and drama of live production.
During random times, Kapamilyas may also receive a surprise, live video call from an ABS-CBN star through the Celebrity Calling booth.
Keepsakes are abundant inside as aside from the #Starsnaps photo booth, where guests can have pictures with their favorite celebs.
The ARX—an augmented reality game—allows group of participants to beat out virtual monsters together in an exciting match, while guests 12 years old and below will enjoy the expansive Superheroes Playground, along with other select Studio XP attractions.
The Fantasy Studio, meanwhile, provides more thrilling attractions for the adventure-seeker, such as the Action Academy, an obstacle course offering stunt trainees a chance to compete in speed and strength ala Cardo Dalisay or Darna.
Visitors of the sprawling, 1,400 sqm-studio city are all welcomed at the Walk of Fame leading to the Heritage Hall where they get to see vintage memorabilia and broadcasting equipment, including the Millennium Transmitter, one of the network’s most recognized symbol.
To cap the whole Kapamilya experience, visitors can dine on the new Heroes Burger offerings. The organic burger joint has Pinoy Komiks-themed food products, featuring the well-loved characters of Darna, Captain Barbell, and Lastikman.
Heroes Burger’s staples are budget-friendly, starting at only P55 for the Kaboom burger. Combo meals are plentiful, with Darna burger meal at P89, Lastikman cheeseburger meal at P99, and Captain Barbell double cheeseburger meal at P129, all served with crispy french fries and drinks.
This is an excellent way to accommodate families who’ve tired themselves out! There’s also no need to get a Studio XP pass to taste all these goodies as Heroes Burger has a takeout counter accessible outside the studio city.
Guests can enjoy Studio XP at affordable rates, with XPass Prime tickets priced 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.
Visit the new ABS-CBN Studio Experience, located at the 4F of Ayala Malls TriNoma. Follow the ABS-CBN Studio Experience on Facebook, Instagram (@abscbnstudioxp) or visit to check the shift schedule and avail tickets online.