We got to Makati City around 8:30am, and by 9:30am (the actual call time), the bus moved on. In as short as one hour, we were already at the Enchanted Kingdom, ready to soak up the sun. We were asked to go to the BiKi Waterworld area first to witness its opening, and since we didn't bring proper swim wear, I just asked my niece to pose for pictures. I really loved this new attraction - it's like being in a real resort!
We ate lunch, and we were given passes for the 4D Theatre. They had a new 4D film - "Dora & Diego's 4D Adventure." It was Grace's first time to watch a 4D Film, and she really enjoyed it. She loved the layered effect of the film - she said it's like the characters were just right in front of her. The air blowing and the water squirting in our faces, as well as the chair moving also added fun to the experience.
Together with some bloggers in the metro, we went ahead and checked out the Rialto Ride, and although the seats were moving more than the 4D Theatre, Grace still loved the 4D experience.
From Rialto, we decided to part ways and roam around the park on our own. Some took the Anchors Away ride, some went to the Bump Cars. Grace and I went to ride on the Flying Fiesta, because she saw it on our way to the 4D Theatre. This is one of my favorite rides at the Enchanted Kingdom and I loved that she liked it, too.
We also took a ride in their Roller Coaster. Not as thrilling as the Space Shuttle (which I will never dare try), but it was a good riding experience. We got tired after this, so we went to Sips Ahoy to eat (or drink) snowcones. I just love this!
We walked around the park, and heard something from the Bandstand. Realizing that it was already 4pm, we went to take a look... and the local commedianne Candy Pangilinan was the guest story teller. The play was a spin off the ever popular Cinderella, and I loved the twist they did to the story.
The Jungle Outpost was just near, and the reason why Grace wanted to come with me here was the picture of the Jungle Log Jam I let her see, and she wanted to try it out, so we did. While at the queue, she started feeling bad about it, but we still went through. The first drop was exciting, but she got scared. I told her we cannot back off because we were already there and there is no way for us to cancel. When the higher drop was coming, I told Grace to scream... but as we were dropped, I just couldn't scream! She told it felt as if her soul separated from her body, and that she would never, ever try that ride again if given the chance. It was my second time to try the Jungle Log Jam... and I am happy my body was able to carry out the ride.
We saw blogger companions at the queue of the Jungle Log Jam, and upon telling him that Grace and I would take the Rio Grande Rapids ride after, they asked us to wait for them so we could take the ride together. It was my first time to try The Rio Grande Rapids ride, and it was one of the funniest and most enjoyable rides I ever tried. Each "car" can carry 8 people, and since we were only 4, a group of four people share in the car with us. We don't know them, but for the whole ride, it was like all of us have known each other for a long time. Grace and I were the first ones to get wet, but we were thankful for that because if we sat on the other side of the car, we would be wet all over. My pants got wet, but I wasn't able to bring extra set of pants, so I just let it be for a while. Good thing the air was able to dry my pants before we left the park.
After fixing ourselves, we went to the Wheel of Fate. I really wanted to see the sunset from the Ferris Wheel, but the queue was too long that it was already night time when we got in. Still good, as this was my first time to see the park high in the sky at night time.
The shuttle service will take us back to Makati City at 8:30pm, so after the Wheel of Fate, we ate our dinner. We were also able to watch the dance performance at the Jungle Outpost, and from there we went to the parking area. The road home was long, and as weary and tired that we were, both of us enjoyed the day. Grace told me this was the nicest April she ever had, and I am happy that I was able to make her happy by taking her here.
*** Jenn ***
PS - I am traveling to Pangasinan early tomorrow morning with my Aunt and niece Grace, so this will be my last story 'til I get back first day of May.