Enchanted Forest Reopens Under Strict Guidelines

Storybook-themed amusement park, the Enchanted Forest, in Marion County, Oregon, is finally open for the Summer, however, under strict guidelines per COVID-19 restrictions.  

Tickets must be purchased 3 days in advance, and guests are asked to reserve a 3 hour session with up to 10 tickets each session, with ride tickets being sold separately.   

The new procedures and policies listed on their website include: 

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms: cough, chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pain, shortness of breath, new loss of sense of taste or smell, please visit the park another day. If you can not attend your scheduled visit day due to illness, please email info@enchantedforest.com to make other arrangements. 
  • Upon arrival, please wait in your car until your assigned entry time. 
  • All guests and team members will have their temperature checked before entry to the park. If your temperature is 100.4 or above, your entire group will not be allowed to enter and will have to reschedule for another day. 
  • All guests ages 12 and older will need to show their face masks before entering the park. Face coverings are required for ages 12 and older in all indoor areas and rides. Face coverings are strongly recommended in outdoor areas. 
  • All guests and team members are required to maintain a safe physical distance of 6 feet at all times between groups. 
  • No more than 10 guests permitted in a group. 
  • There will be many places in the park to wash and sanitize hands. Even so, we strongly encourage you to bring your own hand sanitizer that you may use at any time. 
  • Water fountains will be turned off. We encourage you to bring your own water. 
  • We will have limited food options. We encourage you to bring your own food. 
  • The park will be cashless, we will accept credit, debit and gift cards for in park purchases. 

The site further explains that the following attractions will be closed to the public: Shoe Slide and Fort Slide; Coin operated activities; Kiddy Bumper Boats; Crooked House; Alice in Wonderland Rabbit Hole; Western Caves; Face Painting and Exit Gift Shop; Pinocchio’s Playhouse (second floor); Pan for Treasure; and the Photo Booth.  

By Stevie Beisswanger