Looking for a fun, exciting and full of challenges adventure for holidays or for this coming summer? Well I will not tell you to go to different amusement parks and ride all the extreme rides there but if you really want something new and would love to try outdoor activities, Sandbox is the right place to throw all those excitement and eagerness to try new enjoyable activities under the sun!
Last 13th of October and it was our Sembreak where my friends and I decided to go to Sandbox and try those what they called extreme rides. We rode a jeepney and a tricyle in going there. It was a fast travel and no traffic maybe because we went there weekdays which we thought that only few people tried to visit on that time because most of them are still in school. We started to travel around 12:30 in the afternoon and we arrived at the Sandbox around 1:15 in the afternoon.
When we arrived there, luckily the place was not jam-packed. We went to the counter and we were shocked about the prices of the packages because based on what we saw in their Facebook page the prices there was cheaper than what we saw on that day. The representative told us that their prices were newly updated and that the prices in their Facebook page were not yet updated. The representative also said that we cannot longer avail all the packages because they were already been reserved. The representative also added that we can still do some of the activities like the Aerial walk, Free Fall, and Mini Golf. We were shocked upon hearing this because we went there to try the Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline and said that it has been reserved and we already thought that we cannot longer have fun. Regardless, after asking and begging the representative to try Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline even though we will need wait for a long time, he already approved our request. We chose to do Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline and Aerial Walk. We paid for the entrance fee which is Phh80 per person, the Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline is Php250 and the Aerial Walk is Php150.
Because we were not sure if we can ride the Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline because the representative said that there is a long line, we decided to go there first. Happily, there was no line and we grabbed the opportunity to go and ride the Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline!
Avatar One Roller Coaster is the first Avatar One in the Philippines. With its 180 meters long and 12 meters high and just imagine that from the platform, the zipline goes down, curves up, curves down, and turns right, until you reach the end platform.Thank God I survived this super fun and extreme ride! It felt like all the organs inside my body danced after the ride and thank God I did not throw up after that. 😀 My feet was just shaking. Regardless of the nerve shaking ride, I am so happy with myself that I conquered my fear of heights. I can still do it again next time when we go back there. It was fun and I guess they should make it 2 rounds so that I can definitely say that the penny I paid for was all worth it! hehe. However, two thumbs up for this Avatar One Roller Coaster! Clap Clap! Ang saya saya lang. 🙂
Aside from this Avatar One Roller Zipline, Sandbox also has other attractions like the Giant Swing, Aerial Walk, Free Fall, Wall Climbing, and ATV ride. We just did the Aerial Walk and it was also one of the best ride I experienced!
The Aerial Walk is by far the most “makalaglag puso, kalamnan, kaluluwa, etc.” Yes, we thought of it as easy as 1,2,3 but shocks no! We have to pass all those more than 15 obstacle courses with high ropes, ziplines, and bridges like the Bouldering Traverse is like wall climbing, only sideways. The Seesaw is a bridge with seesaws you have to cross. The Diagon-Alley. This is a series of diagonal swings wherein you have to hold tight and maintain balance because your every step could swing you back and forth. What I like most is the Barreling wherein you have to crawl into the suspended barrels to get to the other side because that was easy and fun. The super intense courses I had a hard time were the Multi-Vine Traverse wherein you have to walk on a single cable and hold on to the “vines” or hanging ropes for balance and another hard course is the Diagonal Ladder wherein Going up to the “second floor” of the Aerial Walk means going up the Diagonal Ladder. It really looks scary especially if you have fear of heights because you really have to balance yourself in walking on those ladder. However, don’t worry because in case you fall, the harness will keep you safe. Thank God I didn’t fall or so what. Balancing is really important in doing this activity. The last part of this Aerial Walk is doing the three ziplines! It was like going down from the third platform to the second until you reach the ground. It was fun and you will really feel that you have succeeded in this intense activity!
After doing the challenge, I found out how important to follow some of its rules like:
- Make sure to wear your comfortable clothes
- You should also wear rubber shoes because there are obstacles that you need to pass by just using the rope.
- Make sure you tie your hair because it might be a distraction to your face that will cause you to fall. Joke! Of course you will not fall. 🙂
- Warm up! Expect that after doing the activity you will experience some pain in your body especially in your legs and arms.
Before going home we saw this ATV Adventure Ride and we asked if we can just take a picture and the staff with their kindness and without hesitation said yes. 🙂
3 words to describe my SANDBOX Adventure = GREAT MEMORABLE EXPERIENCED! ❤
I just recommend that you go there early and try to arrive before they open at 9am. The entrance fee is Php80 per person and I also suggest that it is better to have a reservation on the packages they offer because you might also end up just choosing limited activities to try on. Make sure that you will also have a vehicle going there because the cost of transportation is a little bit high. Bring extra clothes and expect to sweat, especially if you want to do the Aerial Walk. 🙂 HAVE FUN! 🙂
SANDBOX is located at Alviera, Porac Municipality, Pampanga
Operating Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Tel. Nos.: 0936-988-6023 / 0917-803-3099 / (045) 432-0014