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Enchanted Kingdom

Enchanted Kingdom
"The Magic lives on!"
Location San Lorenzo South, Santa Rosa, Philippines
Coordinates
Owner Enchanted Kingdom, Inc.
Opened July 28, 1995
Operating season Year-round
Area 17 hectares (41 acres)
Rides
Total 30
Roller coasters 2
Water rides 2
Website www.enchantedkingdom.ph

Enchanted Kingdom abbreviated as EK is a theme park in the Philippines. It is located in Santa Rosa, Laguna, about 39 kilometers (24 mi) from Manila. It has a land area of 17 hectares (41 acres). The park is managed and operated by Enchanted Kingdom Inc.

Enchanted Kingdom is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

Contents

  • History 1
  • Park zones 2
    • Victoria Park 2.1
      • Attractions 2.1.1
    • Portabello 2.2
      • Attractions 2.2.1
    • Boulderville 2.3
      • Attractions 2.3.1
    • Midway Boardwalk 2.4
      • Attractions 2.4.1
      • Defunct Attractions 2.4.2
    • Brooklyn Place 2.5
      • Attractions 2.5.1
    • Spaceport 2.6
      • Attractions 2.6.1
    • Jungle Outpost 2.7
      • Attractions 2.7.1
  • Other Attractions 3
    • Fireworks 3.1
      • Bungee Jumping 3.1.1
        • Swimming Pool 3.1.1.1
  • Tickets 4
  • Incidents 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The park was conceptualized by the Landmark Entertainment Group and while the entrance is somewhat resemblant of Disneyland, the rest of the park is modeled after Universal Studios. It was built at a cost of 1.2 billion, or $27,069,600 USD (2013). The park first opened to the public on October 19, 1995.

Park zones

Victoria Park

The Victoria Park is inspired by architectural style that flourished during Queen Victoria's rule of England. There are entertainers and mascots in this area of the park. Among these is the wizard Eldar, the mascot of Enchanted Kingdom.

Attractions

  • Carousel

Portabello

Portabello is a replica of Portobelo, a place in Panama in the Caribbean Sea where the riches of the Incas were shipped by the Spaniards. It features treasures hidden by the Spanish sailors. Portabello hosts the Rio Grande — the largest attraction found in the park. Other attractions in Enchanted Kingdom’s Portabello are the Flying Fiesta, giant swing ride, Xtreme Paintball, Portabello Show, and 4D Discovery Theater.

Attractions

Boulderville

Boulderville has a prehistoric theme with dinosaurs as main characters. There are rides that are designed for children, two examples are Petreefied House and Rock Quarry. Puppet shows and dinosaur mascots are mostly found in this area.

Attractions

Midway Boardwalk

The Midway Boardwalk is colorful and carefree zone inspired by in Coney Island, known as "America's Playground" in the 1930s. There are other attractions found around the place, mostly including mimes, clowns and jugglers.

Attractions

Defunct Attractions

  • Condor (Spinning Tower Ride, now site of EKstreme Tower Ride)

Brooklyn Place

Brooklyn Place is a theater and shopping zone designed after 1940s Brooklyn, New York where slapstick comedies and silent movies are reminisced.

Attractions

  • Broadway and Brooklyn shows
  • Parade at the Cobblestone street
  • Rialto(now in 3D) - Simulator Ride

Spaceport

The Spaceport is inspired by sci-fi films and the NASA space program of the 1960s. Notably, an 11-story ride, Space Shuttle, stands out in the park, it is the first shuttle coaster in the Philippines.

Attractions

Jungle Outpost

The Jungle Outpost offers a jungle adventure. It was designed after the Amazon jungle. There is a calm ride, Swan Lake, and some other rides like the Jungle Log Jam, a Log Flume attraction that slides rapidly from a tall slide.

Attractions

  • Amazon Hoops
  • Jungle Log Jam - Log flumes
  • Swan Lake
  • Tropics Trading Post

Other Attractions

Fireworks

The park features a fireworks display during weekends and Philippine Holidays. The park also holds the Asian Sky Wizardry Fireworks Competition during the anniversary of Enchanted Kingdom.

Bungee Jumping

Swimming Pool

The park has a pool made of pure rubber and serves as bath if the park is still closed

Tickets

Enchanted Kingdom (SM City Baliwag ticket sign)

On September, 2011, EK partnered with SM Tickets, a ticketing system under SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SPHI). EK tickets could be purchased at all SM Tickets outlets in Metro Manila and at SM City Baliwag, inter alia.[2]

Incidents

In 2007, Space Shuttle Max had an incident when the train stalled on the Cobra Roll element of the ride. The riders during the incident were students from Batangas on an educational tour. After that, Space Shuttle was temporarily suspended for technical renovation. Since then, the ride re-opened to the public and renamed as Space Shuttle Max sponsored by Pepsi-Cola Philippines.[3]

References

  1. ^ Enchanted Kingdom - the world class theme park of the Philippines
  2. ^ Valdez, Euden (September 30, 2011). "More magic as EK partners with SM Tickets with SM Tickets - Life & Times". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2015. The partnership between Enchanted Kingdom, the country’s premiere attractions and amusement park, and SM Tickets, a ticketing system under SM Prime Holdings Inc., (SPHI) was forged through the signing of the memorandum of agreement held on September 12 at the Astoria Plaza in Pasig City. 
  3. ^ "Space Shuttle reopens at Enchanted Kingdom".  

External links

  • Official Site of Enchanted Kingdom
  • News of Enchanted Kingdom for Local Residents
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