Then....we came upon it...the biggest, meanest, fastest roller coaster in the whole country...brace yourselves...
It is...the Space Shuttle:
Yes... a Vekoma Boomerang in all of its classic Vekoma goodness (I needed some aspirin when it was done)
Some other attractions:
Swan Lake, where later that night, Marianne and I decided to try it only to find out our swan didn't enjoy turning to the right....we were stuck a few times and eventually were nearly towed back to the loading station.
Now I have to tell you about why I really like the amount of detail and theming going into this park, it's clearly evident right here in this area. First, you'll notice the font used on those two places on the right, Burgers and Karate Kid, clearly use the same font used in Jurassic Park. It's emulating something without coming out and saying it.
Also, observe these two pictures:
Notice that since this Food Court splits the Space themed area with the Jungle themed one, that they took great lengths to ensure the proper theming would win out and each side is dramatically matching its own land. Clever.
Later, on the stage, they had a really bad lip synching of Justin Timberlake's "My Love" with several dancers and the lead "singer" who actually looked a lot like Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark)...weird. They also had a special "Love Duets" or Duits if you listen to the announcer, where two of the contestants were first cousins and sang lovingly to each other.
I think this was the Victorian section of the park, nice but it's definitely missing something (B&M Hyper?):
Something strangely funny about this:
There was a rollerskater too (So I think that's 2 credits that Robb and Elissa don't have!!)
Now I am not too sure about this flat ride. I had never seen one before and went on it....it was disturbing for some reason...I hated it, Marianne did too. Of course her son loved it, so ymmv
They had Dodgems (is that word used at any U.S. parks?)
I also found a strange food item:
They did have a Condor but it was not working:
Next was the kids section, called Boulder something, it looked like Bedrock to me:
Somehow, being in a third world-ish country going to a park I had never heard of before and seeing a sign for the ride like this kinda bothered me:
And a parting shot:
Overall I did enjoy the day, this is actually a good park and could fit nicely in many places in the U.S. I think. They do seem to have lots of extra land next to the park, makes me wonder if they'll ever expand. There was also a fireworks show and they have their own theme music for the park. One thing that was annoying is they make park announcements and they repeat about 10 times, this happened throughout the day.
The upchage for Pirates 4D also bothered me, then I realized the theater only holds about 45 people, it may be only something for crowd control. FYI it was about 80 cents U.S. equivalent so nothing major.
But if you ever end up in Manila and want something fun to do, I do recommend this park.