Welcome to your new favorite theme park. The Inflatable Island in the Philippines is the biggest inflatable playground in Asia. It’s designed like an obstacle course with several inflatable hurdles to complete. Thanks to the addition of Unicorn Island last year, it covers over 44,132 square feet, or more than 10 basketball courts placed side by side. In addition to all the features already offered by the park — including a wobbly bridge, “human launcher,” Baba’s Super Slide Slippery Slopes, Rainbow Walk, Mini Jump and Fly — several new and exciting changes are coming this summer.
New this summer will be a massive new unicorn float called “Unicornzilla” — don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds — the “Vortex,” and two relaxing lounges: the Sunflower Lounge and the Pink/Yellow Bali Lounge. Much like lounge chairs at typical beach resorts, you can rent daybeds in each of the two lounges for a day of sunbathing and basking in the floating paradise.
If you’re worried that the island and its obstacles are a little too childish for you, think again. Many adult visitors have actually found the course too difficult to complete, though the difficulty did not detract from the level of entertainment.
While getting to the Philippines itself might not be cheap, a visit to the Inflatable Island sure is. You can pay $9.50 for one hour, or $17 for a full day, with discounts for advance booking. Life vests are required as the water depth ranges from four to 15 feet, and though lifeguards are always on duty, it’s recommended that you know how to swim. You also won’t be allowed to wear any jewelry or clothes with zippers. Do you really want to be the one who “deflates” Unicornzilla?