The iconic 28-year-old amusement park, Star City, located in Pasay City was hit by fire early Wednesday.
The massive park, which is located in the reclaimed area of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, is a common destination of school field trips and of children after they receive their cash gifts from godparents during the Christmas season.
The complex also boasts of holding shows, including ballet performances.
Sadly, the site will be closed this Christmas season after 60% of the compound was gutted in the fire that lasted for more than four hours.
Star City will be closed for a year, according to its management.
"We're targeting reopening about October next year. It's necessary because the importation of rides takes time and the set-up of the park also," said Atty. Rudolph Steve Juralbal, vice president for legal affairs of the Elizalde Group of Companies.
Authorities are still determining the cause of the fire, with arson being eyed as one of the probable causes.
Below are the photos taken by YouScoopers, Super Radyo's DZBB, and GMA News reporters of the fire that gutted the complex:
— BAP, GMA News