Well, that is why we need to spice up our days – and it wouldn’t hurt to bring back some special magic on our day off.
Spending time at home on our day off can be magical in many different ways but sometimes that could be boring or stressful too. Hence, we sometimes wish for a place where we can momentarily leave our worries behind and be engrossed in a place of fun, enchantment and make-believe – a magical place.
The magic is here
After sorting out mundane weekend priorities, and on the last minute, I finally decided to join a trip to Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa Laguna planned by our accounting peeps. It is my second time visiting this theme park. The first one was a couple of years ago, which was a real blast – the rides are so nerve-wracking I temporarily lose my soul.
Enchanted Kingdom opened its gates to the general public in 1995 and for more than a decade now, this very first and world-class theme park in the Philippines has been a famous attraction for families, barkada gigs and school field trips. Due to its fun-filled world of make-believe and adventure, themed zones, carnivals and heart-stopping line-up of thrill rides, it attracted not only kids and teens but also professionals and career-driven parents and adults who just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city with its traffic congestion, noise and polluted air.
Before Enchanted Kingdom, which we simply refer to as “E.K.” I only experience a few carnivals and fairs which are mostly seasonal, all of which were not permanent and mostly mobile. Around Metro Manila, there is the Star City in Pasay, but it is smaller in scale and not that “thrilling”. Enchanted Kingdom, in terms of quality, magnitude and execution is definitely bigger – but not that grand compared to HK Ocean Park.
I love places like this where I can forget those tight office polos and just wear my sneakers, t-shirt and shorts, and have an exciting stroll on a laid back ambience. Also, Grand Carousel and huge Ferris Wheel can amazingly bring back my childhood memories. Magical memories I must say, like what I felt when I first saw the Bagui Windmills in Ilocos.
Let the magic stays with you
Can you imagine life without magic?
I can’t! A world where all people are the same? I can’t imagine how dull it would be, if all that we have were work, work, work. Some will say we should grow up and be more mature, you know like the common description of a corporate normal adult – go to work, pay the house amortization, have kids, buy gadgets, drink beer, then go to work.
I say we must take advantage of those opportunities to do something spontaneous. I mean those activities that provide wonderful memories that tickle the child in us. Magical places that can lift us up during stressful times.
So when you have the chance, just do it. Don’t think too much about it, just take a break and have some fun – then let the magic stays with you!
|Colorful fireworks to end the magical day!|
Enchanted Kingdom Misc. Information, Quick Links:
» Official Website: Enchanted Kingdom Sta. Rosa Laguna
» Ticket Rates (Carousel Ticket, Regular Day Pass, Junior Day Pass)
» Enchanted Kingdom. Wikipedia Entry
» Enchanted Kingdom on Facebook