Enchanted Kingdom reopens this weekend but no kids allowed
Ready to unwind somewhere magical after seven months of living in lockdown? After remaining closed since the start of community quarantine in March, Enchanted Kingdom is all set to reopen this weekend. The catch is the theme park will only be welcoming the "young at heart" and not the young, at least for now.
In an official announcement posted on its website, the amusement park located in Santa Rosa, Laguna said that they would be reopening their doors on Oct. 17, 2020 and every weekend thereafter.
However, as part the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) regulations, they are only allowed to accept guests 21 to 59 years old. This means minors and seniors are not allowed to enjoy the rides just yet.
To ensure a "safe and magical" experience, EK is implementing enhanced safety guidelines for those entering the park premises including temperature checks, mandatory face masks and full face shields, and one-meter social distancing.
In addition, EK will only be operating at a 50 percent capacity to comply with the proper physical distancing guidelines. This includes a reduction in rides and attractions capacity as well as for venues such as restaurants, shops and even restrooms.
There will be floor markers when lining up, and guests may need to wait a while for the crew to sanitize the rides and other high touch or high traffic surfaces during their visit.
The amusement park also announced a new schedule and operating hours on their Facebook page. From October 17 to December 13, the park will only be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 3 of next year, guests may visit the park from Mondays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For those who still can’t travel because of the age restrictions and those who’d like to relive the magic at home, here are a few of the virtual rides posted by the amusement park a few months ago to refresh your memory.
Virtual space shuttle:
Virtual Log Jam:
Park-goers may book tickets online on their website or through travel agent partners (Klook, KKDay, SM Tickets, TicketWorld, Traveloka, TicketNet, KTix) ahead of trip to ensure that the number of visitors can be managed.
The theme park’s reopening comes a few days ahead of their 25th founding anniversary on Oct. 25. Laguna is currently under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ.
(Images from Enchanted Kingdom)