The pride of 7,107 islands..
Hey there road trippers! Are you looking for the best spots to go to this season? You’ve reached the right blog! ♥
First of all, this blog was put together by a group of first year BS Leisure and Tourism Management students from Miriam College who are passionate about our country’s tourism industry. We have visited various places that are most interesting to us and we’re sure you’d love it too. As we had a great time touring Manila and Laguna, we are hoping you’d feel the same way we did about this.
Thank you for taking time to read what we had to say and scrolling down a string of inviting photos! :)
Love lots, Kaycee-Ally-Jonelle-Karen-Arlene-Max-Tin. ♥
WELCOME TO LAGUNA! :)
Anyone who visits the Province of Laguna will experience and capture Laguna’s natural gifts and boundless wealth. It is surrounded by fertile gardens, abundant warm and cold springs, waterfalls, resorts, the majestic Mt. Makiling, and picturesque old Churches and Houses.
Laguna has a wealth of delightful arts and crafts - from carved wooden items to woven mats to delicately embroidered fabrics, and it also offers many enticing flavors from the famous buko pie, local cheese and coconut wine, delicious tropical fruits to exotic dishes served in its many dining establishments.
Come visit us and enjoy the friendly smiles and ever-helpful local folks as you savor the different sights, sounds and flavors of Laguna.
You can’t go to Laguna and miss out on one of the most famous theme parks in the Philppines, the Enchanted Kingdom. Truly, it is a place where the magic lives on as it continues to be a barkada and family destination. It caters to all ages and gender. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a child or one of the “seasoned”, you will definitely have the time of your life exploring various rides and games of all kinds.
You have to see for yourself. It is too big a thing to miss. See you there! ;)
Welcome to our first stop where the magic stays with you, theEnchanted Kingdom :)
Who wouldn’t know Enchanted Kingdom? Every Filipino knows this ;)
EK must be the best known theme park in the Philippines. It is located in Laguna, about 29 kilometers (18 mi) from Manila. The park is managed and operated by Enchanted Kingdom Inc., formerly named Amtrust Leisure Corporation.Enchanted Kingdom’s Seven Themed Zones
1. Victoria Park welcomes you into the age of Victorian elegance. Inspired by the era of Queen Victoria’s rule, entertainers in exquisite turn-of-the-century costumes take leisurely strolls around this charming zone. Here, one can meet and greet the park’s mascot, the Wizard, and take a magical ride on the zone’s centerpiece attraction, the Grand Carousel.
- Within Victoria Park
2. Discover an era ruled by dinosaurs as you enter Boulderville, a prehistoric cartoon zone designed to capture every child’s imagination. Kiddie rides like the Boulderville Express, Bumbling Boulders, Air Pterodactyl, Stone Eggs, Dinosoarus and play facilities such as the Rock Quarry and the Petreefied House delight children of all ages. Dinosaur mascots and puppet shows entertain everyone who sets foot in this area.
- Within Boulderville
3. Coney Island, known as “America’s Playground” in the 1930′s, comes to life at the Midway Boardwalk. This colorful and carefree zone features the most number of rides: Anchor’s Away, Dodgem, Roller Skater, Up, Up & Away, Bump N’ Splash and Wheel of Fate. Skill and video games, as well as performances by clowns, jugglers and mime artists, can be enjoyed here.
- Within Midway Boardwalk
4. The heart of the Amazon is the setting of the Jungle Outpost. The exciting Jungle Log Jam and the tranquil Swan Lake are the main attractions in this mysterious and adventuresome zone. Be transported to the wild jungles of Central America as fire-eaters, tribal dancers and other ethnic entertainers add life to the place.
- Within the Jungle Outpost
5. Relive the glory days of the American space exploration program of the 1960s at Spaceport. Experience spine-tingling speed and flight like never before on the 11-storey high Space Shuttle, named after the first manned spacecraft designed for reuse. The country’s first and only triple loop coaster turns riders upside down six times – 3 times forward and 3 times backwards.
6. Take a sentimental journey down the streets of Brooklyn, one of New York’s five boroughs, as it was in the 1940′s. Reminisce the bygone years of silent movies and slapstick comedies as entertainer’s parade down the cobblestone street. Escape inside the Rialto, Brooklyn’s motion simulator theater which combines sight, sound and movement. Here, one does not merely watch a movie – one is actually in the movie! Catch the Funhouse Express, the electrifying simulator film from Iwerks which takes us through the twists and turns inside a carnival’s funhouse.
-Souvenir/ Photo Shops
7. This is a replica of Portabello, a place in Panama in the Carribean Sea where the riches of the Incas were shipped by the Spaniards. The sights and sounds of a colorful Carribean atmosphere can be found in this zone which features the giant swing ride, the Flying Fiesta. Portabello is also the site of the park’s largest attraction, the Rio Grande – a wet-and-wild adventure that’s guaranteed to make you come back for more. And if you’d like a colorfull thrill, you can blast your friends and family with paint bombs at Paintball! Check out the new Catch the new film, “Pirates 4D” now at the Enchanted Kingdom’s 4D Discovery Theater! Your whole family will be jumping out of your seats as you see, hear, and feel the action from this swashbuckling 4D film, guaranteed to take you to an adventure in a new dimension!
-Here are some of the Birds eye view of Enchanted Kingdom :)
See how wide it is? :)
And also, here are few sneak peek to some of the thrilling, breath-taking and exciting rides in Enchanted Kingdom :)
- The wheel of fate :)
-Jungle Log Jam