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‘Experience’ Kapamilya thrills at new studio city



The ABS-CBN Studio Experience, or Studio XP, has opened at the Ayala Malls TriNoma in Quezon City.

'Minute To Win It': The Experience (mb.com.ph)

‘Minute To Win It’: The Experience

It 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.

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, and a contestant beating the time at “Minute To Win It”: The Experience to become the last man standing.

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.

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.

'The Voice' Open Mic (mb.com.ph)

‘The Voice’ Open Mic

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.

Guests will also 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.

During random times, Kapamilyas may also receive a surprise, live video call from an ABS-CBN star through the Celebrity Calling booth.

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.

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 Walk of Fame leading to the Heritage Hall has vintage memorabilia and broadcasting equipment, including the Millennium Transmitter, one of the network’s most recognized symbol.

Aside from the #Starsnaps photo booth, where guests can have pictures with their favorite celebs, and the Star Catcher, a claw machine containing autographed items from Kapamilya stars, the Retail Studio offers ABS-CBN Store merchandise.

The new Heroes Burger offerings have Pinoy Komiks-themed food products, featuring the well-loved characters of Darna, Captain Barbell, and Lastikman.

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