By Nickie Wang
Enchanted Kingdom is known for being the country’s only world-class theme park. It boasts seven themed zones, and over 23 rides and attraction.
The Sta. Rosa-based entertainment park is capping 2009 with a lineup of events dedicated to its loyal guests. The festivities mark the theme park’s 14th anniversary.
“Enchanted Kingdom aims to bring to the next level the kind of service it has been known for, keeping in mind the ever-changing needs and wants of our loyal park goers. We strive to exceed our guests’ expectations with creativity, style and imagination,” said Mario Mamon, EK’s president and chairman, at the press conference recently at Via Veneto Ballroom of A. Venue Suites in Makati City.
Opening the festivities is a pyrotechnics show featuring local manufacturers showing off their skills and creativity in the weekly elimination rounds of 2009 Annual Sky Wizardry Fireworks Competition. The spectacle will culminate in an extravagant display of lights on Oct. 24.
Rialto, EK’s 60-seater motion simulator theater, will be featuring Speed Racer 2D: the Movie. The film that stars Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), John Goodman, Susan Sarandon (Pop & Mom Racer), and Trixie (Christina Ricci) will debut on screen at the Rialto end of October.
Complementing the theme park experience all weekends of October and November is the Simon and Silvers Magic Show. Fresh from soldout shows in Macau, Jeff Simon and Tom Silvers are set to enchant park goers with their signature performances.
On the other side of the park, science fiction takes center stage at the Spaceport zone with Robo Star, an interactive robot that’s almost human. The interactive show will be staged all weekends of November.
From Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, kids and teens are welcome to join the Mardi Gras Halo-ween and get the chance to enter the park free of charge if they come in their full Mardi Gras costume. They can also experience the enhanced White Christmas Village with snow falling at Brooklyn and Victoria Park as choirs gather to sing classic Yuletide carols. Celebrity guests will relive the timeless tale of Jesus’ birth as re-enacted by a walking Belen in “Journey of Love and Hope.”
“The last quarter of the year will be filled with color and grand revelry. We are very excited with the offerings we have rounded up in anticipation of the hundreds of thousands of guests who will troop back to experience the magic that is Enchanted Kingdom,” said Mamon.
The EK official was eager to announce that for the past 14 years, the park has also welcomed more than 14 million guests.
Enchanted Kingdom also cares that is why aside from providing entertainment to those people who visit the themed park, it is keen in extending help to the victims of the recent calamity. In cooperation with the Philippine National Red Cross, EK has been a donation drop-off center for the victims of storm Ondoy.
“We would like to bring back the smiles to everyone despite the recent disaster. This is our simple way to help people recover,” said an EK official.