Enchanted Kingdom, the Philippines’ first world-class theme park, celebrated its 26th anniversary this week, and to cap off the festivities, EK released old photos of its early days on social media, shortly before it opened its doors in 1995.
Before offering thrilling, innovative attractions like the 7D Interactive Motion Theater and Agila the Eksperience, ’90s kids enjoyed well-loved rides such as Space Shuttle, The Grand Carousel, Flying Fiesta, Wheel of Fate, and Jungle Log Jam in this 25-hectare amusement park, spread out across its seven themed zones.
Their social media page read, “Celebrating 26 YEARS of providing magical experiences to the Filipino people! Thank you and hoping to see you all very soon here at #EnchantedKingdom!”
Take a look at these throwback photos before the magic began:
The Space Shuttle before completion:
Lifting riders 130 feet (almost 40 meters) in the air, the Wheel of Fate was the Philippines’ largest ferris wheel.
To date, Enchanted Kingdom offers over 20 attractions, and has since expanded to include live shows and other forms of entertainment, along with a row of diverse retail and dining establishments.
This article, Ever wonder what Enchanted Kingdom looked like 26 years ago?, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.