A 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.
How to go to Enchanted Kingdom
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 EK. 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.
Take any bus bound for Balibago. Get off at Walter Mart in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and take a tricycle to get to Enchanted Kingdom. Rates vary so check their website (http://enchantedkingdom.ph/ticket-rates/) for updates. The ticket fee gives you access to all the heart-pounding and adrenaline-inducing rides in EK.
Here’s a list of the activities that we tried
l. Ekstreme Tower – a big challenge for those who, like me, are afraid of heights.
2. Anchor’s Away – prepare to scream your lungs out with the fast swaying motion of a ship suspended in the air
3. Flying Fiesta – the least extreme ride that we tried
4. Jungle Log Jam – prepare to get wet and be ready for a high drop.
5. Wheel of Fate – a giant Ferris wheel that gives a good view of Sta. Rosa town.
6. Rio Grande Rapids – prepare to get extremely wet in a river of adventure
We did not try the roller coaster because it was too extreme for me. There are also many kid-friendly rides in EK so expect your children to have a day full of delight and laughter.
By sun down, we were all tired from the day-long activities. We grabbed a quick dinner and headed back to Manila.