ENCHANTED KINGDOM BIDS GOODBYE TO SUMMER

Flores de Mayo a Success Amidst Downpour

Overcast skies and heavy rains did not deter Enchanted Kingdom (EK), the country’s premier theme park, from staging its much-awaited annual event Flores de Mayo.

Originally scheduled to go around the Park, like the real troupers they were, the cast members of EK staged the parade at Eldar’s Tent instead. Eldar’s Tent is a sprawling 600sqm. air-conditioned venue perfect for corporate events and personal milestones. The new location did not discourage people from flocking to the place and witnessing a colourful and grand event right before their very eyes. The show must go on!

Accompanied with the band music of Los Baños Drum & Lyre, the beautiful sagalas along with their debonair escorts paraded in their colourful and glamorous gowns to pay homage to the Virgin Mary who took the center stage.

The Flores de Mayo featured the works of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines headed by current President Johnny Abad and Junjun Cambe.

Aside from Mr. Cambe’s models, winners from the Slimmers World / Ms. Bikini Philippines 2009 Jocel Gimenez Kusain – 2nd Runner Up, Mariella Castillo – 1st Runner Up, Kimberly Brandon – Ms. International and Kim de Guzman – Ms. World together with Alexis Sy Go – Ms. Phils-Earth Runner Up 2009, Michelle Martha Braun – Ms. Phils-Earth Air 2009, Adie Adelantar – Ms. Phils.-Earth Eco Tourism 2009, Venus Raj – Ms. Phils-Earth Eco Tourism 2008 and Razel Eguia – Ms. Phils-Earth Air 2008 also sashayed around the tent in their full regalia.

Enchanted Kingdom’s VP for SMILE (Sales, Marketing, Imagineering, Leisure and Entertainment) Cynthia R. Mamon, Ph.D. was the hermana mayora of the event with Bea R. Mamon complementing the mother-daughter tandem.

Despite the gloomy skies, EK weathered the night with flourish, providing yet another magical moment for the park goers.

The evening was later capped off by “Enchanté Summer Musical”, a unique under the sea experience featuring EK’s cast members a.k.a. employees and a grand fireworks display to bid the last night of summer farewell.

Visit Enchanted Kingdom where the magic stays with you! From June 8 to August 28, 2009 we are open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM to 9:00PM with Fireworks Display at 8:00PM. Enchanted Kingdom is located at San Lorenzo South, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna with Sales Office at Ground Floor, The Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. For inquiries, please call 843-6074 to 78 or 830-2111 to 16 or log on to www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph.

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ENCHANTED KINGDOM SIZZLES WITH NU 107’S “SUMMER SHEBANG ‘09”

Enchanted Kingdom, the country’s premier theme park, continues to sizzle this summer with NU 107’s “Summer Shebang ‘09” this Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Spaceport area from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy the Park’s thrill rides and amazing attractions while rocking to the music of popular bands like Lowtechs, Play, Kjwan, Spongecola, Itchyworms, Urbandub and Pupil.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic musical event only at Enchanted Kingdom where the magic stays with you!

Starting March 23 until June 7 we are open Mondays to Fridays from 2PM to 7PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 9PM with Fireworks Display at 8PM.

Enchanted Kingdom is located at Santa Rosa, Laguna with sales office at the Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City. For more information you may visit www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph or call 830-2111 to 16 or 843-6074 to 78.


Women ON THE SPOTLIGHT this March at ENCHANTED KINGDOM

As the nation celebrates Women's Month this March, Eldar the Wizard recognizes the capacity of the female gender by honoring and applauding them with an all-female Entertainment line-up at the Philippines' first and only world-class theme Park.

Councilor Aiko Melendez (March 1), Jackie Aquino (March 8), Yeng Constantino (March 14), Coney Reyes (March 15), Jodi Sta. Maria – Lacson (March 21), Gina Alajar (March 22) and LJ Moreno (March 28) are this month's celebrity storytellers. Catch these great ladies read a story to their chosen beneficiary from the Enchanted Storybook happening at 4PM at Eldar's Tent.

Hang out at the bandstand and listen to the music of Serenity Band on March 7 with the first set at 5PM and second set at 7PM.

Come to Enchanted Kingdom where the magic stays with you! From now until March 22, we are open Thursdays and Fridays from 12NN to 7PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 9PM with Fireworks Display at 8PM.

Starting March 23 we are open Mondays to Fridays from 2PM to 7PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 9PM with Fireworks Display at 8PM.

We are booked exclusively for a private party on March 28.

For more information you may visit www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph or call (632) 830-2111 to 16 or (632) 843-6074 to 78. Enchanted Kingdom is located at Santa Rosa, Laguna with sales office at the Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT ENCHANTED KINGDOM THIS FEBRUARY!

Enchanted Kingdom (EK), the country’s first and only world class theme park, gets ready for love month this coming February!

Kristine Hermosa (February 1), Lovi Poe (February 8) and Bodie Cruz of “Pinoy Big Brother” (February 15) will be the Park’s celebrity storytellers. As part of EK’s advocacy program, guest storytellers in return for their token appearance get to choose a beneficiary institution of their choice where 30 kids can enjoy the rides and sumptuous meals of the Park.

Valentine’s would not be complete without that romantic date at EK! Get the chance to have a “Date with a Star” with Rhian Ramos, Nina Jose, Kiko of “Survivor” (February 7), Joseph Bitangcol, Nikki of “Survivor” (February 14), Glaiza de Castro, Kae of “Survivor” (February 21), Polo Ravales and Jaze of “Survivor” (February 28).

Regular-Day-Pass (RDP) holders aged 18 to 25 years old and single are eligible to join. Simply fill up a form at the Park Relations Office and attach your RDP stub. Qualified participants will be announced park wide. The celebrity searcher will choose his/her date through a series of questions. The couple will then proceed to their date composed of rides on the following: Wheel of Fate, Swan Lake, SRR:X!!! (“Shake, Rattle and Roll: the Experience!!!) or Rio Grande. The lucky winner will also take home an EK shirt. A dinner at the Amazon Grill Restaurant will cap off the enchanting evening. Holders of complimentary tickets are not qualified to join in the contest.

Get into the Valentine’s groove this February 14 as Diana Menezes & the Brothers Band together with Tirso Cruz III and Ricky Davao set the mood for love with a special dinner dance concert at the Bandstand.

Acoustic Edge (February 7), Judith Banal (February 21) and Sitti (February 28) will get the adrenaline pumping at the Park with their powerful song and dance numbers during the month of hearts.

Enchanted Kingdom is currently holding a “Love Duets Contest” for interested pairs aged 18 to 25 years old. Auditions have been ongoing since January with the elimination rounds to take place all Sundays of February from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Park.

Two pairs will be chosen on each elimination day and get to vie for the Finals Round on February 28, 2009.

Come to Enchanted Kingdom where the magic stays with you! From now until March 22, we are open Thursdays and Fridays from 12NN to 7PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 9PM with Fireworks Display at 8PM.

For more information you may visit www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph or call (632) 830-2111 to 16 or (632) 843-6074 to 78. Enchanted Kingdom is located at Santa Rosa, Laguna with sales office at the Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City.

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Fun, Promos and Magical Events @ Enchanted Kingdom


Enchanted Kingdom starts the year right and offers its guests a variety of world-class entertainment.

Directions to Enchanted Kingdom

Located at San Lorenzo South, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna, Enchanted Kingdom is truly the country’s must-visit theme park destination for Filipino families. Just about 30 kilometers south of Makati City, the Park is just around an hour’s leisurely drive, making it highly accessible for guests. Since its opening in 1995, the Park has been synonymous to good fun, not only because of its twenty-three rides and attractions, but also because of its warm and wholesome atmosphere. Now celebrating its 13th year with more exciting and hip events, Enchanted Kingdom remains the perfect venue for family bonding moments and cherished memories.

FREE entrance to Enchanted Kingdom

January 31 marks the “Enchanting Elvis 2009 @ EK” a grand Elvis fans day, Joining forces with the Elvis Presley Friendship Club Philippines International, the only Filipino Club accredited by Elvis Presley Graceland Enterprises, and Magnavision Home Video, Enchanted Kingdom calls on all fans and enthusiasts in this tribute to the immortal King of Pop. The first major event of the year includes several activities such as a singing contest, parade, costume competition and fashion show. The highlight of the evening will be a concert featuring the Philippines’ Best Elvis Tribute Artists. What’s more, you can enjoy the Park for FREE if you come in your complete Elvis costume and register at the Front Gate.

Celebrity Sightings and a Variety of Magical Events

Catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrities on other weekends of this joyful month of January as they read stories from the Enchanted Storybook: Noni Buencamino with his wife on the 17th; and news anchor TJ Manotoc, on January 24.

Chill out at the Bandstand with the fantastic performances from Judith Banal & Powerplay (Jan. 18) and Fat Session (Jan. 25).

For bookings and other information, visit our Makati Sales Office at G/F The Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City or call us at 830-2111 to 16 or send us an e-mail at eldarthewizard@enchantedkingdom.com.ph

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Elvis @ Enchanted Kingdom



He never died and he never will. So, on his birth month, die-hard fans of the immortal King of Pop Elvis Presley will flock to Enchanted Kingdom (EK) in the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna, to relive his music, his fashion style and his inimitable life.

Saturday, January 31, will see the country’s premiere theme park welcome Elvis fans young and old, and treat those who come in appropriate Elvis costume to FREE entrance and rides at the park. There will be free Elvis movies, a parade of Elvis look-alikes, a best Elvis costume competition, an Elvis singing championship, retailing of Elvis CDs and DVDs and other paraphernalia, and a concert by four professional Elvis Tribute Artists. Enjoy Elvis’ eternal music performed by Nonie Yambao, the new Elvis Presley of the Philippines; Alex Torres, winner of the 2007 EPFC sound-alike contest; Douglas Masuda, Elvis from Japan; Atty. Homer Mendoza, Elvis Best 50’s Sound Alike, and the internationally known Elvis Band. The winners of the costume competition will win exciting EK merchandise items and the winners of the singing competition will win cash prizes, trophies and merchandise items from EK, Magnavision and event sponsors. Visit www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph for contest details and more information about this special Elvis event presented by Enchanted Kingdom in cooperation with the Elvis Presley Friendship Club Philippines International, the only Filipino Club accredited by Elvis Presley Graceland Enterprises, and Magnavision Home Video.

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White Christmas Fun at the Enchanted Kingdom


The extreme workaholic in me needed a break, so what better way to unwind than to go to a theme park and get in touch with my inner kid? So it was a couple of Saturdays ago that I dragged my harassed self to Enchanted Kingdom. I usually don’t make the effort to go all the way to places as far as Sta. Rosa, Laguna (from where I’m coming from, at least) but let me tell you, spending a day at the Enchanted Kingdom during Christmas season is definitely worth the commute.

First thing I noticed upon arriving at the park is the amount of people walking around the sprawling property. Man, it was crowded. Blame it on the holiday season; people are in a festive mood and they want to spend the entire day having fun. But the nice thing about the park is that the premises are still clean and orderly even with the mind-boggling amount of people inside it. I would like to commend the park’s maintenance staff for keeping the grounds free of trash and whatnots despite the steady rush of people going to and fro the place.

Aside from the rides, I was eagerly anticipating the unveiling of the park’s Christmas Village. After getting our adrenalin rush on the rides (my favorite was Anchors Away – I remember screaming my lungs out and checking my midsection if my stomach was still in its rightful place after being swayed left and right to almost vertical angles) we trooped to Brooklyn Place. Let me tell you, they recreated the 1930s New York vibe perfectly. Cobblestone streets, the Five n’ Dime Emporium, the Soda Fountain, and The Rialto made Brooklyn Place my most favorite area in the park (close second is the Jungle Outpost, where I had the most marvelous time shopping for tribal trinkets). The lines in The Rialto were SO long it was crazy, but I couldn’t blame the crowd for patiently taking their turn to go inside this motion stimulator theater. I would have braved the lines if I weren’t waiting for the Christmas event.

I wanted to see the Walking Belen that the park organized to kick off EK’s long list of exciting Christmas activities, so went to the bandstand to wait for the program. A few minutes later, the lovely Donita Rose, who is the celebrity narrator of the Christmas story, came onstage. After the dramatization, the troop proceeded to The Rialto to conclude the program. The choir was excellent; their heavenly voices served as the perfect backdrop for the festive atmosphere at Brooklyn Place.

The Christmas Village was finally unveiled around 8 PM. By this time, a crowd had already gathered at Brooklyn Place to wait for the artificial snow to fall off the rooftops. Christmas lights were all ablaze and the air smelled of hot chocolate and cinnamon; we were all excited! Susan Enriquez from GMA-7’s Kay Susan Tayo was there to cover the event, which added to the crowd’s anticipation even more. Soon enough, light flakes began falling from the top of the buildings of Brooklyn Place; we went crazy snapping pictures because everything was just so postcard pretty. EK concluded the event with a beautiful fireworks display, which made us take pictures even more.

We had so much fun that it was obvious that we plan to go back and take all that Enchanted Kingdom has to offer. For more information regarding the park’s operating schedule and upcoming events, you can log on to www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph or you can call (632) 830-2111 to 16 or (632) 843-6074 to 78. Enchanted Kingdom is located at Santa Rosa, Laguna, with sales office at the Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City.

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Kapuso Fans Day at Enchanted Kingdom

GMA 7 promises a magical and fun-filled weekend for ardent followers of their in-house celebrities as they stage their GMA Kapuso Fans’ Day at Enchanted Kingdom this coming November 14-16, 2008.

Indulge in your idol’s pre-owned stuff as each celebrity will donate a valuable item for the Celebrity Auction Bazaar (November 14-16). 50% of the proceeds will be given to the GMA Kapuso Foundation with the remaining half to be handed over to the Philippine Foundation for the Deaf.

Celebrities will burn rubber at the Park’s Go Kart as they race to the finish line on November 14! The race will be hosted by actor Marvin Agustin.

Other star-filled activities include the Kapuso Star Camp where park goers and fans can try their luck at stardom by gaining access to secrets of becoming a celebrity. Directors, makeup artists and talent agents will give tips on acting, looking, behaving and delivering lines like a star. A VTR screen test will also be conducted. A Star Camper gets to take home a DVD copy of his VTR which will automatically be included in the GMA Artists’ file. The session is open to the park goers for a fee of P600.

Watch out for the Grand Fans Day on November 15 to be followed by a Dog Fashion Show where celebrities will strut their pet dogs in their full fashion regalia!

Have a one-of-a kind experience only at Enchanted Kingdom as celebrities will be “At Your Service” as food servers, ride and shop attendants on November 14 and 15.

A mini-concert by GMA Kapuso Artists will cap off the star-filled weekend on November 15.

The Kapuso Fans’ Day is spearheaded by GMA Artists’ Center. Enchanted Kingdom will give free admission to the first 10 fans of each participating Kapuso artist. Fans of these stars should register at the Park’s Front Gate near the Park Relations Office and present their official Fans Club Card.

Visit Enchanted Kingdom at Sta. Rosa, Laguna where the magic stays with you! Enjoy our 13th anniversary blowout on Regular Day Pass at P350 on weekdays and P400 on weekends from November to December 19. EK will be open from Thursdays to Fridays, from 12NN to 7PM, and 11AM to 9PM on Saturdays and Sundays with fireworks display at 8PM.

For more details, contact us at telephone nos. 843-6074 to 78 local 520 or visit our website at www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph.

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A Whole Day Is Never Enough When One Visits The Enchanted Kingdom


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Braving the Saturday afternoon traffic has never been more worthwhile. Last weekend, we visited the country's premiere theme park – The Enchanted Kingdom and went home very tired but enormously happy. Arriving a little past 3PM, we originally intended to sample the most sought after attractions and leave by 9 Pm. We estimated that 6 hours spent on the best rides, a nice dinner, the fireworks competition and a little souvenir hunting would be more than enough.

Little did we know that we were about to have fun ‘til a few minutes before midnight. Had the park operated beyond that, we would have stayed some more. We probably sampled less than half the park's attraction and plans to go back for more. Needless to say, my previously sprained ankle, which I thought had fully healed, became badly swollen a day after.

A few minutes after the arrival, our little one decided to get into the warpath. In a mini warzone, she ducked, ran and fired a laser rifles with other kids and ended tired, a bit muddied and sweaty but very happy. Later, I saw an extreme paintball shooting range and field where bigger kids and grownups practice and blast at each other, simulating real battles.

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Realizing that time travels fast, we grabbed the little kid from a mini obstacle climb and headed for the small roller coaster (roller skaters). It provided an exhilarating 2 minutes of peaks and valleys that were adequately scary for the adventurous soul but short enough for the faint hearted to enjoy.

Being more daredevils more than the normal souls, we next dared the famed roller coaster (Space Shuttle) – the country’s first and only triple loop coaster that is known that turns riders upside down six times – 3 times forward and 3 times backwards. Not only that, it also includes 2 steep climbs and dives in an 11 storey high structure. Hahaha! Despite the seemingly extreme adventure, we had time to laugh at some of those in the crowd who watched in genuine horror, our 8-year-old girl strapped in the front seat.


We also had time to line up and try the bump cars and its water equivalent- the Bump N’ Splash. Having tasted a water ride, we went further by riding a log boat (Jungle Log Jam) that took us to high climbs and steep drops. Yes, we got a bit wet. Now veterans of the Space Shuttle, Log Jam and the Roller Skaters, we dared the Anchors Away. A replica of an ancient ship that simulates a vessel being battered by a strong typhoon. We found to our amazement, that the ride is not inferior by any means.

In between rides, we got henna tattoos, a nice dinner, relaxing massages in the mini jungle spa, indulged in ice cream, enjoined up close entertainment by store magicians and shopped for magician tools.

That night had two added attractions, a “Enchanté the Musical” that we had to because of time constraints and a magnificent fireworks competition that lighted the sky for a couple of hours and provided world class entertainment even to those far away from the 11 hectare facility.

I am still nursing a sprained ankle and I am typing this post while an ice bag is rests over it. The pain gets bad as soon as I get home, after driving through Manila's jam-packed roads. Nonetheless, it is well worth it. Never have we had continuous fun for 9 hours.

This early, we are planning our next trip to Enchanted Kingdom. We will be bringing towels and extra sets of clothes and come early for maximum enjoyment. Other than the best rides, we intend to try kart racing, the all terrain vehicle adventure, watch a show and more.

My last sentence just made me realize that I another day will still be not enough.

Operating Days/Hours: For everyone's information, Enchanted Kingdom opens on Thursdays and Fridays ( 12 noon to 7 pm) and on weekends (11 am to 9pm). On December 20 to January 4, 2009, it will operate from 10 am to midnight (except on Christmas and New Year's Eve, where it will close shop by 7PM).

Here’s how to get to Enchanted kingdom

To free themselves from the hassle of slugging it out through heavy traffic, those who would like to commute to Enchanted Kingdom may opt to avail of itsfree Shuttle service at the parking lot of Glorietta, across the Gold Crest building. For those who will drive from Manila, here are directions on how to get to Enchanted Kingdom: Head towards Sta Rosa Laguna through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), exit at the Sta Rosa Tollgate and turn left, drive straight past the auto bridge on top of the SLEX, turn right at the first corner and drive straight. You will see the Enchanted Kingdom on your right.

In addition, kids aged 0~19 may come in Halloween costume between October 31 ~ November 2 and get free admissions to the park. If they want to avoid large crowds and long queues, it is best to visit the park on Thursday's and Fridays.

See you there!


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