I’m a sucker for unconventional thrill rides. When I heard that Enchanted Kingdom has a new ride that will allow you to freefall from 150 feet, I asked Tia to join me and try it out.
Yesterday was the inauguration of the EKstreme Tower Ride and Enchanted Kingdom invited us to join them and be among the first group of people to experience it. Nice weather out there in Laguna by the way.
In the EKstreme Tower Ride, you will ride on a harnessed seat that will rise up to 150 feet above ground. This slow ascent will take about 45 seconds but the sudden free-fall drop will last for only about 2 seconds which will literally take your breath away.
I already rode a similar ride called Abyss Turbo Drop (200 ft) about 10 years ago in Ocean Park, Hong Kong and it was a really exhilarating experience. The EKstreme Tower Ride is shorter but faster and you will still get that awesome feeling afterwards.
When the ride was near the top, I was anticipating for that mechanical release sound that will signal our plummet but I didn’t hear it. Tia asked me if the drop was coming but before she finished, we were already shouting our lungs out as the drop happened. It was really fun and I wanted to do it again but they had to stop the ride to make way for the program.
The EKstreme Tower Ride is located in Midway where the Condor ride was located before. It’s not part of their free rides and you have to pay Php100 to experience it. I guess it’s good in a way to prevent long lines like their Rio Grande and Jungle Log Jam.
Members of the media were there and you might see us… or Tia in Rated K. Hehehe. We also tried the Rialto with the Happy Feet show which is kinda lame for grown-ups.
Here’s a shot of the EKstreme Tower Ride at night. It’s already open so be sure to try it out if you ever find yourself in Enchanted Kingdom.
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