Hello there! Marj here all the way from Samar! 😀 I’ve been meaning to do this blog post since last Saturday (October 26) but a lot of things happened after that day. So, I was not able to do it. Thank God, I finally got the opportunity today to blog about my experience in Enchanted Kingdom (EK) with my highschool friends. So, here it is.
All Grins before we enter Enchanted Kingdom
(c) Marionne Olaso; Yeoj Natividad
Okay, just a brief background. I’ve been to EK when I was in grade school (That was my first time there). I was with my parents then and although we had so much fun together, we were not able to enjoy many of the extreme rides in the park since our family is not really the “dare-devil” type. Last October 26, I visited EK one more time. This time around, I was with my high school friends. I was not suppose to try the daring rides in the park because I value my life so much. I have dreams, visions, goals, blah, blah. But, blame it all to peer pressure, I was able to expose my dear life to danger and get on the daring rides (which I should say are all worth it) Here are some of them:
Feeling Nervous before the ride.
(c) EK Photo Booth for the 250 PHP picture ( sorry, I have to say this. The picture on the left is worth a dime. ) ; Yeoj Natividad
Space Shuttle is perhaps the most extreme and daring ride in the theme park. So, my friends convinced me to ride this one as a “mood-setter”. True enough, this ride boost my confidence to a higher level for the long day ahead. *winks*
Wheel of Fate
The Gloomy Weather before riding the Ferris Wheel.
(c) Marionne Olaso
After the thrilling Space Shuttle ride, Wheel of Fate is next on our list. We felt like we’re on top of the world as the whole park looks tinier on higher altitudes. Although Wheel of Fate seems boring at first, you will get to enjoy it especially if you came from a very extreme ride. This is primarily because of the refreshing and soothing feeling that the cold breeze (from above) brings to the Ferris Wheel’s riders.
Post Ride Shot
(c) Marionne Olaso
Although this is not my first time to ride this one, I still felt butterflies on my stomach as the anchor shoved us back and forth. Honestly, I didn’t enjoy riding this one. A minute of Anchor’s Away ride (for me) feels like one minute of sheer torture.
Jungle Log Jam
Before and After Shots of our Jungle Log Jam Ride.
(c) Marionne Olaso ; Yeoj Natividad
The first time I rode Jungle Log Jam, I sat on the back portion of the log. So, on my second time, I tried seating on the front. It was such a delightful experience. No seat belts, no other apparatus. It was only me, the log and my friends.
Flying Fiesta Panning Shot & Post Ride Picture
(c) Marionne Olaso
I love swings! Who wouldn’t like it right when all you have to do is to just seat back on the tiny bar and enjoy the whole ride? So, yes, you could say that I enjoyed my Flying Fiesta ride so much.
Rio Grande Rapids
Told ya, you’re gonna be wet in Rio Grande! Look at our Before and After shots before the ride.
(c) Racquel Lastimoza
This is a super fun ride! But, I do not suggest it for the hydrophobic creatures out there because you’ll surely get wet in here no matter what. *grins*
P.S. Bring extra clothes ( undergarments included 😉 ) if you want to try Rio Grande.
EKstreme Tower Ride
Feeling Shaky after falling from the tower
(c) Yeoj Natividad
EKstreme Tower Ride is indeed extreme in every sense. It seems decent at first as the circular apparatus crawls above a tower slowly like a worm. However, once it reaches the peak and falls to the ground, you may have second thoughts about the whole ride as your soul seems stuck somewhere in between afterwards. Actually, I still can’t believe (till now) that my friends were able to convince me to experience this one without brute force. =))
Yeoj and Racquel enjoying the whole ride.
(c) Marionne Olaso
This ride should be easy, chicken and effortless. But, that’s not the case especially if your car is surrounded by many other cars who can’t find their way out. And just when you are about to escape from the cars around you, another car will bump yours and BOOM, time’s up and the ride is over. Such an epic fail ride! =)) Actually, of all the rides we tried, this one caused me lots of injuries. I got bruises on my back and legs because of this. It’s as if I indeed had a real-life car accident . 😉
Carousel brought us back to memory lane.
(c) Yeoj Natividad; Marionne Olaso
This is our last ride before we go home. It’s really nice to try this Carousel once again (even though we’re already past our teen years). In fact, I can’t help but reminisce my childhood days as the horse moves in a circular motion in the tune of a beautiful waltz music. Ah, seems like a fairy-tale!
Last Group Shot before Going Home.
Finally, my Enchanted Kingdom adventure was awesome not only because of the amazing rides in the park but also because of the people I’m with during that day. So for that, I would like to thank Racquel, Marionne, Zym and Yeoj for being such a fun company during our stay in EK. Till next time guys!
As for the students out there who are still enjoying their semester break right now, you can still have fun on your remaining vacation days especially now that Enchanted Kingdom has a treat for all of us. Currently, they have this EK Sembreak Anibersaya promo (which we availed last October 26) wherein students get to pay only 450 PHP for a ride-all-you-can pass (Regular Rate: 600 PHP) until November 17, 2013. Just bring your school ID to avail of the discount.
The Magic Stays With Us.