More than 15 years after my first visit to Enchanted Kingdom, I felt the same feeling of exhilaration when we recently visited the theme park in Sta Rosa, Laguna. I would like to believe there is truly magic in the place - or maybe, it was just the feeling of excitement that was tricking the child in me.
I love theme parks, roller coaster rides, fairy lights and just plain being a kid. We seldom meet people who share the same enthusiasm over deadly rides and bump cars. I treasure them. The same way I treasure the friends who would take the ride (even if they are afraid and can only hum a monotone scream) just to be with you. Friends are truly more fun than roller coaster rides. But we are much more fun when we are on roller coaster rides.
When you forgot your car keys inside the car, you ask for help from tricycle drivers outside the park. But first, report to the security.
Enchanted Kingdom is surprisingly well-maintained. I love that the place was less crowded and there were fewer lines when we visited.
Will take photos for photos :)
We tried the newest ride at Enchanted Kingdom, called Agila. Funny that I find the place more like the Philippine Arena. ;) You need to pay separately for this ride (around Php 500) and you have to wait for the screening schedule (we took the 5:00 pm ride). It felt like a bigger Rialto ride. I enjoyed the introduction presented by Mr. Wizard. I think this ride is more for kids than for adults.
Walked and flew around Enchanted Kingdom wearing my Flossy Shoes.
It is fun to be a kid and take a break from adulting. While riding the Space Shuttle (and holding my bladder), I realized that a visit to a theme park is one of my favorite things. I could hear the railings pulling the train as it clicked right like an epiphany. In my head, I was thinking it may not be the most romantic/comfortable/satisfying thing but it is when you can be totally yourself. My bladder was fighting the urge to burst and that scared me more than the height we were at.
Rodel and I were talking as if we were flat on the ground - and I can hear Gus talking to himself and how he had been through a lot and this, too shall pass. Joel was quiet and probably murmuring his signature monotone scream. If it is a chant to ward off bad energy, I think it did work. From where we were suspended, I could not see John (who was probably enjoying his snacks), but the view of the whole park was amazing. I wish I could really fly. I wonder what people with fear of heights feel?
The space shuttle let go and it dragged us and my thoughts - and I made sure that I kept my eyes open - and all I could see were railings - distorted, curved railings. It was crazy and I would do it again and again.
One of the things I've been wanting to do
We would have wanted to ride the Ferris Wheel but it was under maintenance. I would have wanted to stay longer until I feel dizzy and I could no longer scream.
Who do I need to thank for for not having fear of heights? or fear of dying? or fear of falling?
Thank you Rodel, Joel, John and Gus!
San Lorenzo Rd, Laguna, Santa Rosa, 4026 Laguna