Star City opens star-struck

THE original top four finalists in the GMA-7 reality-based talent search StarStruck graced Star City’s Grand Christmas opening last October 7.

JennylynMercado, Mark Herras, Yasmien Kurdi, and Rainier Castillo made specialappearances in the event, which formally launches the theme park’sdaily attractions for this year’s Christmas season.

Jennylynand Mark wowed the crowd with their song-and-dance numbers in the freeconcert that also featured the OPM bands Orange and Lemons, Frio, andFreestyle.

“They [Jennylyn and Mark] are actually the hottesttandem on TV today even on the silver screen so Star City is banking onthis two great teen idols. Aside from the fact that they are greatartists they’re also a good example to Filipino teenagers, theyactually promote education,” describes Star City marketing managerCedric Reyes.

Yasmien and Rainier, meanwhile, cut the ceremonial ribbon opening the park gates to the public.

“Tothe Pinoy masa crowd which is Star City’s crowd, they’re [Rainier andYasmien] one of the favorite artists [today]. To make sure that thefamilies who will visit us today will be entertained [we invitedRainier and Yasmien],” says Reyes.

Star City, which had beenbeset by controversy following the tragic death of park visitor RachelGem Suba while riding the popular Wild River attraction last month,looks forward to bouncing back from the incident. In fact, Yasmien andRainier rode Wild River to assure visitors of its safeness.

More new attractions are offered, including an exclusive partnership with National Geographic.

“Wehave a tie up with National Geographic. We have film showings exclusivefor school tours and they (students) could watch National Geographicdocumentaries for free,” says Reyes.

This year, Star City hassealed more partnerships on the retail and food strips of the park, aswell as rides and attractions, adds Reyes.





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