Thursday, April 05, 2012

Couple Getaways - E - Enchanted Forest

Today's post on Couple Getaways takes us to a quaint little fairy tale place in Salem, Oregon known as The Enchanted Forest. Not only did I frequent there as a child, I've also taken my son there. Not much has changed, but it's still fun to walk around the park and enjoy all of the little cottages and rides. It's a place that like Disneyland, it's just for kids.

Sometimes you don't want the fancy stuff. Sometimes you want to walk around and have somewhere to explore. You can do that at The Enchanted Forest. It's great for the imagination. Pack a picnic and you're set for the day!

Some of my favorite attractions: English Village, Western Town, Water Show, and Storybook Lane. You'll step through a crooked house, go down a rabbit hole, walk into an evil witch's mouth, hang out with Humpty Dumpty, and go through Pinocchio's house.

There are plenty of rides including slides, water slides, a log ride, and the bobsled.

My favorite part of the park is the water show. Lit fountains move and come on with music. It's relaxing and a good place to come in from the sun if you're there during the summer.

While it wouldn't scare me now, the haunted house used to have me running and screaming. My poor parents had to chase me down a couple of times before no matter how much I begged, they said I couldn't go in there.

For a great post on the history of The Enchanted Forest, stop by Here - it's fun to see how one person's dream can come true!

All throughout April I'll be posting about Couple Getaways as part of the A-Z Challenge. I hope you'll stop by for the next destination! No passport necessary ;)

~Ann Cory


Savannah Chase said...

Ann, this place looks magical. I would love to visit there one day..Thank you for sharing this.

Rebekah Loper said...

This place looks AWESOME. If we ever make the promised trip out to the west coast to visit my relatives, that's at the top of the to-see list!

(I've been reading all your getaways, just haven't had a chance to comment until now! Absolutely LOVE your A-Z theme!)

DL Hammons said...

My son would LOVE the Enchanted Forest! Thanks for spotlighting that for us! :)

DL Hammons @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

Lynn Proctor said...

oh how great is that place---thanks!

Paula Martin said...

Looks great - but I had to smile at your comment about one of the attractions being an English Village. For my A-Z Challenge, I'm writing about REAL English villages in England's Lake District.