Are You Ready…to Get Wet!?

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Make a splash this summer at New York’s Largest Water Theme Park – Enchanted Forest/Water Safari! With over 50 exhilarating rides and attractions, including 31 water rides there are thrills and spills for every member of the family from toddlers to teenagers to thrill seekers! All of the action begins on Monday, June 16 when the park opens for the 2008 season.

At the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari guests get unlimited access to all rides, all day at an affordable price. With so many rides and attractions spread throughout the park, guests won’t be standing in long lines. From Killermanjaro, Water Safari’s high tower speed slide that’s sure to leave you breathless to the Adirondack Expedition with roller coaster-like slides such as: the Black River, 500 feet of twisting darkness on a speeding tube, you will get all the thrills and spills you can handle! With tubes big enough to fit the entire family, there’s Cascade Falls or for that relaxing float along the river, the park features two lazy rivers – Safari River Expedition and the Log Jammer. Young kids rule at their very own waterslide areas, Tadpole Hole, Pygmy Pond, and the Sawmill. At the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, visitors will enjoy their day no matter what the weather has in store, because all of the water is heated!

Besides rides, there are tons of other exciting adventures in store. Stroll beneath the towering trees of the Enchanted Forest. Guests can visit over 20 famous storybook re-creations such as Paul Bunyan, Cinderella and Snow White. There are also traditional amusement rides such as the Carousel, Ferris Wheel and Bumper Cars as well as the park’s very own Museum of Enchanted Memories. The 2008 exciting Aerial Thrill Show features The Skymasters performing their Sway Pole and Motorcycle on High Wire acts and back by popular demand, the only all female flying trapeze act in the world today, the Flying Redpaths performing on the Trapeze and Cloudswing.

Guests can easily save money and time when they Buy and Print tickets online at a $1.00 discount off the regular admission price. This enables them to start their fun sooner by avoiding admission lines at the entrance. They may also take advantage of the Siesta Savings Offer, enter the park after 3:00PM with any type of ticket and the next day is Free! The Enchanted Forest/Water Safari is located on Route 28 in Old Forge, NY just 50 miles north of Utica Thruway exit 31 – a short drive away for central New Yorkers. For directions or more information visit or call 315-369-6145.

Operating Schedule
June 16-20 10:00AM – 4:00PM
June 21-27 9:30AM – 6:00PM
June 28 – August 17 9:30AM – 7:00PM
August 18 – Sept. 1 9:30AM – 6:00PM

Ticket Prices
Ages 12 & Over $25.95(+tax)
Ages 3-11 $22.95(+tax)
Ages 2 & Under FREE

Aerial Thrill Show – Twice Daily at Noon and 4:00pm featuring the Flying Redpaths performing on the trapeze and cloudswing and the Skymasters performing their sway pole and motorcycle on high wire acts.

Buy and Print Tickets Online to Save $1.00 off the regular admission price.

Special Event Dates
Monday, June 16 Opening Day at the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari
Saturday, June 21 Opening Day at Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Center
Thursday, July 17 Dora the Explorer Visits
Thursday, August 14 SpongeBob SquarePants Visits
Thursday, August 28 Diego from Go Diego Go Visits

*All characters will meet and greet guests in the park from 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Splash Into Savings at Enchanted Forest/Water Safari

With the price of gas entering record highs, traveling far may not be the answer for summer vacations. There are ways for people to enjoy refreshing summer fun without taking a huge blow to their wallets. The answer is short trips and one Adirondack business has it all figured out. Your best get wet bet this summer for an affordable price is to stay close to home and make a trip to Old Forge, NY where you’ll find New York’s Largest Water Theme Park – the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari! All over the neighborhood, families are getting ready, “Are You Ready?” asks the park’s 2008 advertising slogan. “Are you ready for thrills, spills, action and excitement? – That’s our main focus,” says Katie Noonan, marketing director for the park, “but it goes beyond that, especially this summer with the price of gas. We’re also asking, are you ready to save money, save time, make that short drive for your summer vacation? We think the answer to that question is yes, that’s why we’re making it known that we are a short drive away and there are ways to save money.”

With the realization that people need and want to save extra money to cover the necessities of today’s everyday life because of higher costs, the park is offering several options for people to save money and time. The first option is to save on ticket prices. Guests can buy and print tickets online from the park’s website and save $1.00 off the regular admission price. By buying tickets online and printing them right at home, it saves time buying them at the gate, thus starting all the fun sooner!

A second option is for those who may want to stay overnight. First, guests can take advantage of the Siesta Savings Offer – enter the park after 3:00PM with any type of ticket and the next day is free. That gives the guest a full day and then some to spend at the park, at no extra cost. Secondly, there are ways to save with lodging options. Stay ‘N Play packages offer weekday savings (Sunday – Thursday) when you spend the night at the Old Forge Camping Resort in a camping cabin or stay in a standard room or suite at the Water’s Edge Inn. Guests receive a discount on the room rates, as well as deeper discounted tickets to the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari.

A third option is to join the Paul Bunyan Club. For a small $2.00 fee, guests purchase a Paul Bunyan Card which enables them to return to the park for half price as many times as they like for the remainder of the current operating season. Guests sign a Paul Bunyan Card, then they must re-sign at the gate for re-entry. It’s a great option for those who live closer to Old Forge and may come to the park several times during the summer.

The Enchanted Forest/Water Safari opens for the 2008 season on Monday, June 16 and is located on Route 28 in Old Forge, NY just 50 miles north of Utica Thruway exit 31. For directions or more information visit or call 315-369-6145.