Magikland Silay

Magikland reopens with strict health protocols

Magikland, an outdoor theme park in Silay City, Negros Occidental, re-opened Saturday with strict health protocols after it shut down for eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.           Hundreds of guests trooped to Magikland, as early as 2 p.m.

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