With the recent launch of PHIVOLCS VFS ATLAS and the campaign awareness about the possible movement of the 100-km West Valley Fault (WVF) that traverses to 18 cities and municipalities of Metro Manila and adjoining provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna, Enchanted Kingdom (EK) situated at Sta. Rosa City, Laguna has taken initial actions to ensure the readiness of the iconic theme park to mitigate and respond to the possible threat of an Earthquake occurrence.
As a prime mover in promoting its culture of Safety, Enchanted Kingdom is doing great effort to adapt global safety standards through its coordination with relevant government agencies and conducting disaster safety seminars, evacuation drills and contingency plans in partnership with the Sta. Rosa City administration officials.
On June 9, 2015, Enchanted Kingdom conducted an earthquake preparedness seminar to its Cast Members at the Eldar’s Tent by the Sta. Rosa City Disaster Risk reduction Management Office Head, Mr. Antonino Lu to educate EK Cast Members regarding appropriate procedures and precautionary measures during natural disasters and calamities.
The park does not exactly run along the fault line however studies show that this WVF can result to an earthquake which may pose a threat to lives and infrastructures. EK administration is seriously implementing strict maintenance routine to monitor the structural state of its rides and facilities, identifying potential risks and vulnerabilities and by planning ahead to lessen the impact of disasters to park guests and staff.
As EK approaches its 20 years and going into its rapid expansion program, future infrastructure plans seriously take into consideration possible movement of active fault lines and extensive preparations to build safer rides, build disaster-resilient leisure and amusement park attractions and infrastructures.