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March 10, 2009

Edge Coaster-rific!

March 10, 2009

Edge Coaster-rific!

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Edge Coaster is the first coaster in the world where you can literally look down at the edge of the building you're on. In this case, it's the Crown Regency -- the tallest building in Cebu.

We visited Moal Boal over the weekend, and a side trip to the Edge Coaster was one of the highlights of our trip. :) Check out the Photo Essay of our Edge Coaster experience...

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Go to the 19th Floor of the Crown Regency Hotel, near the Fuente Osmena Circle.

It opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 12 midnight from Monday to Thursday, and 2 a.m. Friday to Sunday. I prefer seeing Cebu in the morning, but it is more romantic to go in the evening.

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You have to pay P380 as an entrance fee (only) and you have to pay P500 for the Edge Coaster and/or Skywalk Extreme. In total, it will cost you P880 just to try the Edge Coaster. It is super expensive and "tubong lugaw". The ride-all-you-can in Enchanted Kingdom is less than P500 only.

Of course if you are a guest in Crown Regency Hotel or a member of Club Ultima, it would be cheaper.

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The Entrance Fee gives you access to the 38th floor (where the Edge Coaster is located) and the 37th floor (where the Sky Walk is located).

We decided to try the Sky Walk next time because the Sky Walk guide was not professional enough to report on time.

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There are 3 Edge coasters. You cannot bring anything that can be potentially dropped when the coaster is tilted. Mobile phones, cameras and sunglasses are prohibited in the Edge Coaster.

BTW, you can wear your Havaianas flip flops on this ride.

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The coaster rail is literally on the edge of the Crown Regency Hotel Building on the 38th floor.

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Here is the view at 10:30 a.m.

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The Edge Coaster automatically tilts at 55 degrees but your point of view is 90 degrees perpendicular to the edge of the building.

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Each of the seats has a joystick that can bring the coaster back to its normal position. This guy decided to do just that and enjoy the tilt-free view of Cebu.

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Here is a photo of the Sky Bar as the Edge Coaster approaches.

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Admittedly, it was a bit scary. We were holding on to the handles just to ensure we wouldn't fall down. My shin was pushing against the bar support and it was aching the entire time. I later found out that you can put your legs closer to the chair.

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It's definitely cooler to just throw your hands up in the air for the photo op.

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One side of the edge coaster ride is flat and straight. If you look down, you will see the top view of the roof of the smaller buildings. It is better to just look out into the horizon and appreciate the beauty of Cebu.

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Here is a closer view of how tilted the coaster is on the edge of the building. Yikes!

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Initially, my wife and friend May were hesitant to ride it but Maong was able to convince them -- and they both loved it!

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The view of the Fuente Osmena Circle from the Edge Coaster is Awesome!

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It was thoughtful of them to create an Edge Coaster survivor certificate. An "I Survived the Edge Coaster" T-shirt would have been better, though, since you can wear it to advertise the ride vs. a certificate (which would just gather dust in our cabinet).

In total, the Edge Coaster ride was just less than 5 minutes. You get a discount if you decide to ride again.

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With a P10 coin, you can see some of Cebu's notable buildings and establishments up-close. It would have been more awesome if they had a 360-degree panoramic photo of Cebu where the key structures are highlighted.

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The entrance fee includes a P150 Sky Meal. You can choose from tuna/chicken/ham grilled sandwiches, hotdog, siopao, siomai, donut, or tuna/chicken/pineapple turnover with iced tea.

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To ride the Edge Coaster, you need to be at least 52 inches tall.

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We would probably try the Sky Walk next time just for the photo opportunity. We are excited about their Insanity Orbit project on the 40th floor. In this ride, you are seated individually, facing inward. It then spins on an orbit, making you feel as if you'll be hurled out into the sky. Sounds good, right?

Crown Regency Hotel & Towers
Tower 1, Fuente Towers, Osmena Boulevard
Telephone Numbers: +6332-418-7777 or 418-8888
Email: reservations@crownregency.com
Website: www.skyexperienceadventure.com

Live an Awesome Life,  

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