Dodgem- Who doesn't love bumper cars? Just homicidal driving fun at its legal best.
Up, Up and Away- It was so boring I almost fell asleep while on it. A slow jeepney ride in traffic has more excitement than this thing.
Anchors Away- One of the best rides. Ride this thing from the end seat and enjoy as the "boat" goes vertical. Swing it, baby!
Jungle Log Jam- My favorite ride. In this thing, the bang is as good as the anticipation. Highly recommended.
Rio Grande Rapids- Really good. If only it didn't cause me to travel back home soaking wet. DO bring an extra set of clothes if you want to try this ride.
Swan Lake- Not good at all. The "swans" were too small to fit my fat ass comfortably and the pedals were too small for my feet. And this was an exercise I didn't plan on getting. Bummer.
Overall, the visit was enjoyable. But a good dose of reality hit me during this visit. The last time I was here was when I was 13 years old. My age has doubled now. All these years, I thought of coming back here to experience the wonder of the place again, and try all rides I wasn't able to try.
The moment I got here, I saw the place wasn't the way I had it pictured in my memories. I realized the place was small. I've seen several malls easily dwarf this place. What seemed so magical then now looks as grimy as the streets of Manila. And the rides that seemed so awesome now seem tame. I rode patok jeepneys traveling from Cubao to Antipolo everyday when I was in school. That was sheer excitement, and deadly real.
I grew up. And relatively, the place grew small to me. The memory never adjusted to the reality, until now. But still, the place offers fun for a one day outing. This place is really for the kids, it's with them where the magic can truly stay.