High In Sky Eye

11 April 2013

During the recent holiday (Araw ng Kagitingan) we went on an out of town trip to Tagaytay City with some guests from Cebu. The highlight of our trip was to experience the tallest ferris wheel in the country called Sky Eye. Last time we visited Tagaytay, that was 2 months ago, I remember seeing the whole grounds still being developed. It used to be the horseback riding park beside Taal Vista Hotel. Now, it is called the Sky Ranch. As of the moment, there is a small amusement park and food stalls already open to the public.
Here are the details:
  • Entrance Fee Sky Ranch: Php100 (20% discount for Senior Citizens and PWD)
  • Sky Eye Fee: Php150 (Infants below 9 months are free of charge).
  • Loop Ride: Php250
Most of the rides are at Php50
The main attraction at Sky Ranch is Sky Eye which over looks the whole Taal Lake. We went around 9 in the morning, the sun was out but not too hot, the summer breeze in Tagaytay is still cool. But I advise to bring umbrella and sunglasses, because once it hits 10am- onwards, it is going to be scorching hot.
My sister and Mikee
Night visit at the Sky Ranch is also something to look forward to. I have seen images of the Sky Eye beautifully lit at night. Though there won't be any view of the Taal Volcano, the cool breeze and the warm lights of Sky Eye is an attraction already. I always thought that the Giant Wheel in Star City is the tallest. Sky Eye took the seat at (207 ft) with 32 air-conditioned gondolas making it the tallest in the country.
View from our gondola: The peaceful Taal Volcano.
They say that a gondola can house 4 people. Based on our experience, maximum of 3 would be better.  When we saw the other passengers getting off their gondolas, one problem we noticed was the difficulty of going down.
Considering that the wheel is continuously moving, it is dangerous if someone's foot will get caught at the bar in the middle of the gondola. Leg room is going to be a problem if they'll proceed with 4. We insisted that we ride by 2s or 3s. It's a good thing that the person managing the ride was very open for the adjustment we wanted, thank you.

The timing of our visit was perfect. Over-all, our guests had fun. After the 10- minute ride in Sky Eye, they freshened up some more with buko juice from a nearby food station. It was an experience for them to ride the tallest ferris wheel in the country. It is worth sharing to their fellow Cebuanos.

As for me, I'm happy that I was able to ride Sky Eye. I just love how such ride makes me feel so relaxed, as if I wanna own one.

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