7 Exciting Things to Try at Enchanted Kingdom

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Get to know the top things that you can do at Enchanted Kingdom, the most popular theme park in the Philippines.

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Enchanted Kingdom, for years, has been the ultimate destination for families and even groups of friends who are looking for a fun and exciting weekend bonding activity. Enchanted Kingdom takes pride in its world-class rides and safety protocols.

At the entrance of Enchanted Kingdom
At the entrance

7 Exciting Things to Try at Enchanted Kingdom




    Our Enchanted Kingdom experience


    We have also had our share of fond memories at Enchanted Kingdom. It's one of those weekends when things did not go as planned but turned out to be better because we've had the chance to try something different. 

    Space shuttle at Enchanted Kingdom
    Space shuttle

    That sudden change of plans for our family weekend travel led us to Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. EK, as the theme park is popularly known, is arguably the most popular of its kind in the Philippines. It was my first time to visit, so I was quiet excited.

    In the end, we got to try exciting rides, ate theme park food, and had a lot of laughter. We left when it was already dark and full of many wonderful memories. 

    How to go to Enchanted Kingdom

    Going to Enchanted Kingdom is fairly easy because of its proximity to Metro Manila. The most convenient way to reach it is through private vehicle but it's also no hassle to commute to Enchanted Kingdom.

    Outside the Rio Grande Rapids at Enchanted Kingdom
    Outside the Rio Grande Rapids

    Via private vehicle

    Once you are at the South Luzon Expressway, drive all the way to the Sta. Rosa Toll Exit. After the Sta. Rosa Toll Exit, turn left going to the Sta. Rosa town proper. Keep your eyes open for Walter Mart. Make a turn to the road leading to Enchanted Kingdom. You will arrive to the park in less than 5 minutes. There is a parking area for private vehicles.

    Via shuttle service

    A shuttle service to Enchanted Kingdom is available at Park Square 1 Carpark Building (Theater Drive corner A. Arnaiz Avenue, Ayala Center) and at The District Imus (E. Aguinaldo Highway corner Daang Hari Road, Imus, Cavite). You may call +63 (02) 830-3535 for assistance.

    The wizard outside Enchanted Kingdom
    Posing with the wizard

    Via bus

    Take any bus bound for Balibago. Get off at Walter Mart in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and take a tricycle to get to Enchanted Kingdom. 


    MAP OF ENCHANTED KINGDOM

    Things to try at Enchanted Kingdom


    When buying tickets at Enchanted Kingdom, all options are ride-all-you-can but there are restrictions based on height. Most of us got the regular pass (P800) but since we had children with us, we only had to pay junior pass for them (P500). Rates vary so check Enchanted Kingdom's website (http://enchantedkingdom.ph/ticket-rates/) for updates. 

    Amazon Grill at Enchanted Kingdom
    Amazon Grill

    We walked around the theme park and decided to try some of the rides based on how fun and less scary they looked. We did however, try one extreme ride which had me saying that I will never again try anything at Enchanted Kingdom that involved being at a height. 

    Anyway, here are some of the things that we did:

    l. Test how adventurous you are with the Ekstreme Tower 


    After walking around, we decided to try the Ekstreme Tower. I am not sure if that was a wise decision but after that, I did not feel like riding any attraction at Enchanted Kingdom that involved heights. 

    The Ekstreme Tower at Enchanted Kingdom
    Ekstreme Tower

    You see, the Ekstreme Tower is a big challenge for those who, like me, are afraid of heights. It involved being slowly taken to an extreme height followed by a sudden fall. Anyway, I just wanted to test myself just to see how far I can go.

    When we were going up, I was on the verge of panicking when I could not feel anything below my feet. Add to that seeing the vast plains and small houses around us, I felt like I was going to throw up. Then suddenly, we were dropped. I survived, yeah, but all I wanted to do was just try the children's rides afterwards. 


    2. Ride the Anchor’s Away 


    So I thought it was not as extreme as the Ekstreme Tower. I was wrong. The motion of the ship felt like we would fly off our seats at any moment. We were glad that we did not though.

    Anchor's Away at Enchanted Kingdom
    Anchor's Away

    It was actually fun seeing all the people around me enjoying themselves. I tried my best to enjoy the ride and I actually did. I think the secret is to scream your lungs out together with the fast swaying motion of the ship.


    3. Try the Jungle Log Jam 


    By this time, I was starting to get choosy with the rides to try although I am still enjoying our time at Enchanted Kingdom. We thought of trying the Jungle Log Jam next because it looked like an Indiana Jones adventure ride.

    I liked this one because it was really nothing shocking with it but prepare to get wet and be ready for a surprise high drop at the end of the "river."

    4. Enjoy the amazing view from the Wheel of Fate 


    So we tried another extreme ride. Wheel of Fate is a giant Ferris wheel that gives a good view of Sta. Rosa town.

    Riding the Wheel of Fate at Enchanted Kingdom
    At the highest point

    Again, since the highest point was so high, I froze in my seat for fear of tumbling down. But that was just me.

    Wheel of Fate at Enchanted Kingdom
    Wheel of Fate

    It was actually a great ride, seeing the green plains around me and the lights being turned on because it was already late afternoon. In fact, it's quite a romantic ride if you are with a special someone.

    5. Go on a boat ride at Rio Grande Rapids 


    I consider this as one of my favorites because it does not have any sudden drop or climb. It's like an easy boat ride which was great way to slow things down as we end our day.

    Outside the Rio Grande Rapids at Enchanted Kingdom
    After our Rio Grande Rapids ride

    Be prepared to get extremely wet though so it's best to bring with you an extra t-shirt.

    6. Have fun at the Flying Fiesta 


    So we had to take one last ride because the flying fiesta looked enjoyable. It was not extremely high or anything, it was like any normal theme park ride which was good. It was the least extreme ride that we tried at Enchanted Kingdom. As a matter of fact, I thought that it was made for kids.

    7. Watch a movie at the Rialto


    Finally, to cap our exciting day, a movie at the Rialto. It was my first time to see a 3-D animation and I was completely engrossed and excited. I just wished that they would show a full movie here but the experience was amazing, nonetheless. It was the perfect ending to a day filled with fun.

    The Rialto at Enchanted Kingdom
    The Rialto

    We did not try the roller coaster because it was too extreme for me. There are also many kid-friendly rides in Enchanted Kingdom so expect your children to have a day full of delight and laughter.

    Epilogue


    Enchanted Kingdom is recommended both for kids and kids-at-heart. A visit here gave us the reason to be kids once again. It was really nice to relive some nice childhood memories in theme parks. Personally, I enjoyed every bit of time here. 

    Family photo at Enchanted Kingdom
    Family photo

    The leisurely walks, the colorful rides, the excited faces, and the them park snacks all around me were really awesome. I might not have enjoyed all the rides but that's just because I have an apprehension for heights but all in all, it was a day well spent at Enchanted Kingdom.

    By sun down, we were all tired from the day-long activities. We grabbed a quick dinner and headed back to Manila.

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    1. Thats an interesting theme park. I am a bit scared of theme parks and rides actually. But I love looking at them. Is that a ride from the Temple Run or something???

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