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Manila: MOA Eye (SM Mall of Asia Giant Ferris Wheel): Ride Price/Cost, Schedule
When speaking of giant ferris wheels, London has the London Eye and Singapore has the Singapore Flyer, Manila has MOA Eye, located at the SM Mall of Asia’s Amusement Park in Pasay City.
The giant ferris wheel at SM Mall of Asia, (at the time of construction) the largest ferris wheel in the Philippines (until the bigger one was constructed at the nearby Star City Complex), is 160-ft high with a diameter of 55 meters. It has 42 cabins in all, with 36 regular cabins and six VIP cabins, all fully air-conditioned.
MOA Eye ticket ride prices:
regular cabin: PhP150.00 (maximum of six passengers)
VIP cabins: PhP300.00 (with leather seats and heavily tinted for privacy)
You can reserve a VIP cabin on Valentines Day for a private, romantic dinner with food and wine (just reserve in advance, contact MOA Eye management through their published telephone contact number)
The best time to ride the MOA Eye (giant ferris wheel) is during Friday and Saturday nights to view colorful fireworks in Manila bay (but come early and expect long lines)
SM Mall of Asia Amusement Park entrance fee: none, as in free, pay only for the ride
SM Mall of Asia’s Amusement Park
Ferris Wheel ride duration/length: 10 minutes
MOA Eye Rates: Regular PhP150.00/VIP:PhP300.00
MOA Eye Schedule: open daily
Giant Ferris Wheel ride, giant observation wheel, big wheel
(have to confirm MOA Eye Holy week operating hours/schedule and other holidays (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and Easter Sunday which usually fall in March or April), Christmas, New Years day, and All Saints/All Souls day) SM Mall of Asia Holy Week mall hours schedules