The Enchanted Kingdom Story

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Warning: Photo heavy post.

Here goes the continuation of our EK adventure.

We arrived in Enchanted Kingdom at exactly an hour and a half after opening. Still there were long lines at the entrance. It was a weekday and most of the visitors were students on their field trip. After our exhausting journey all we really wanted was to get some lunch and rest a bit.

. . . midway boardwalk

This area isn't crowded yet but you can tell the mighty sun was up torturing us.

a bench and some shade . . .

Finally, a shaded area. Here I freshen up a bit so I won't look so haggard on the photos.

While looking for a place to eat, Tapioca spotted this . . .


We still haven't had lunch yet but he's determined to give this a shot. The students were cheering up on him. Go Tapioca !!!


First strike, it was sooo close to hitting the bell. Second strike, same thing. Tapioca then asked me if he should try it again for the third time. I was like "No way, those 2 strikes cost Php100 already!" But the kids wanted him to try it again and they're willing to pay for it. Awww! Anyway, he declined the offer. He said there's prolly a cheat on those things masayang pa yung pera nila.

We continued to walk around and spotted this . . .

wazzup?!?!

The food court was all the way at the back. When we found out it's not air-conditioned we looked for another place na may aircon and ended up here . . .

. . . Amazon Grill



Amazon grill = cafeteria with aircon plus free wifi to boot. In fairness malakas ang aircon. Sarap mag-chill :-)


As most of the visitors of EK were students, they have this student promo which to my surprise, they let Tapioca ordered. Feeling student lang hekhek!

sweet and sour pork . . .


. . . fish fingers

100-peso meal with free iced tea. I'd say serving size was so kawawa. If on a budget I'd suggest to go back to Waltermart and buy food from Jollibee or any fast food places with cheaper value meals. But then again if you don't have a car and you will need to take a trike to go to Waltermart, it would still prolly cost you around the same price. The good thing though is you'll have plenty of choices.

microwaveable roast beef . . .

This was overpriced as well but not that bad for a microwaveable meal.

. . . mushroom soup

This was the last dish that arrive on our table. It was piping hot like they just made it when I placed the order. It was a wrong choice. I should have ordered dessert like halo-halo since it was too hot that day.

EKstreme Tower Ride, Wheel of Fate and the Space Shuttle Max

From Amazon Grill we can already see the thrilling Space Shuttle Max. It has triple loops and will turn you upside down 6 times! Me likey. Tapioca was pretty excited to take a ride but we just got on eating. Tapioca was like, 'Hurry up and let's fall in line at the space shuttle!' And I was like 'Ano ka ba kakakain lang natin. Baka mamaya masuka ko. Kakahiya.'

We moved on to look for other rides. Tapioca saw the EKstreme Tower Ride and hooray no lines. We told the guys on the entrance that we wanted to take a ride and showed them our yellow bracelets. Apparently, this ride is not included in the ride-all-you-can day pass. Oh well, that's why there's no line. Sorry but we are so not willing to pay extra for this. Prolly next time.

Brooklyn

We walked around some more and ended up in Brooklyn. I love this place. Very retro like we're in New York back in the 1940's. Tapioca and I loved the vintage feel. I wanted to take more pictures but Tapioca was becoming impatient because we haven't tried any rides yet.

jellybean at New York's iconic Grand Central


Let's go-karting baby!

Finally! Nakasakay din. Yet one of those rides not included on the day pass. At this point we didn't care any more if we have to pay extra. For the longest time we've been wanting to do go-karting and we're glad we got the chance here at EK. This was an expensive ride. Almost 500php for 10 minutes in a 2-seater go kart but it was all worth it. Tapioca had so much fun driving around a really nice race track. I can't remember how many laps he did (it was a lot) and he even busted the tire for driving way too fast. Thankfully nothing bad happened except I thought I'll ended up with a stiff neck hahaha.


After the awesome ride, Tapioca wanted to smoke. The entire EK is a smoke free zone and if he wanted to smoke we will have to go outside but my smarty pants guy had an idea.


huff and puff on the Wheel of Fate . . .

He suggested to take the Wheel of Fate so he can smoke while we're up in the air where no one can see him except moi. It was very windy and he had some challenges lighting up the cigarette but he managed. Good job. Hahaha.


From the top we got to see the entire EK area and also the lovely view of Mt. Makiling.


And cyempre pa camwhoring moments with the 50-peso sunnies we bought from a sidewalk vendor in Alabang :-)


After our sight-seeing from the Wheel of Fate, Tapioca and I was able to figure out what rides we wanted to try next. The Rio Grande Rapids has amazing water trail that encouraged us to be more patient with the never ending line. We though the line from the outside was long enough but wait till you see the other line inside which goes into a zigzag. Thank God there was proper ventilation and we got lucky enough to cut the line and pass over a hundred students in line. Somebody was looking for a couple who will join a lesser group and that was us.

Sorry but we didn't have a picture of the Rio Grande ride as we were trying all our might not to get our stuff (and ourselves) wet from the entire duration of the fun ride. Though EK had a camera man taking pictures of us we did not avail of the service. The huge plastic bag we brought was very useful in keeping our stuff and camera dry while going through the water rapids. Tapioca was also lucky as he was able to got off the ride dry from head to toe unlike me. At least I was wearing a cotton shorts and that's all that got wet. We saw other people who took the same ride and it was like they were thrown into a pool. All the clothes, shoes and socks were soaking wet.


Para matuyo yung shorts ko, we took the Flying Fiesta.



. . . my turn


weeee!!!!!



with the Grand Carousel . . .


. . . at the Boulderville where the kiddie rides are


tapioca and jellybean . . .

This was one the few pictures we had together. We really need to get a tripod or better yet a monopad.

Meet Eldar, EK's famous wizard (and mascot)

Had to have a picture with him. It's a must LOL!

. . . night time

This is how EK looked like at night. Too bad they closes at 7pm on weekdays and we have to be at the parking lot for the shuttle service before 7pm. Sigh. It'll be more fun to roam around EK at night as you will not worry about the heat from the afternoon sun.


Wheel of Fate with lights on . . .


one last shot at the EK's facade . . .

Overall, we had fun. We wish to go back some other time so we can try the Space Shuttle Max (yeah we missed it and it sucks) and hopefully we can get more people to join us on the next visit.

Glenn Encinares  – (May 2, 2012 at 10:42 PM)  

ang pretty ni Jellybean. Ganyan ba talaga kapag in love??? (^_^)

Jelly Bean  – (May 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM)  

thanks glenn! yup, ganon na nga mas inspired magpaganda hehehe!

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