"you'll pony up considerably more ($31.90 for kids, $32.90 for adults)."
Zumpie, talk about misleading! That $32.90 price is for an all-day unlimited ride wrist band. You can buy individual ride tickets for a mere 80 cents. So go soak yer head at Water Waves!
Um, zumpie, that sort of IS the point of Enchanted Forest. It's weird, half-assed, filthy, mouse-infested, and gloriously awesome! I can't think of another amusement park that's as packed with thrills and chills (intentional or not). And, the haunted house is just, simply, freaking amazing.
I am pleased that you featured an age-old theme park! I grew up going to the enchanted forest and even now that I am 30 I still look forward to traipsing through the 1960s sculptures that have that sweet smell of my grandfather's basement. This year I went only to find out they put new coats of paint on my favorite photo-ops--miss muffett, the pumpkin eaters, etc. But they still have that just-slightly-off charm that they've always had and that I have always loved.
I guess not all of us have the same definition of "charm", do we zumpie? I'd much rather spend my day wandering through a forest full of sculptures some guy built with his hands and bags of cement, that is still well loved so many years later than go to some schmaltzy water park that makes me feel better about not being able to afford to take my family to Disneyland.
Almost 40 years ago I found myself renting a basement apartment just down the road from the Enchanted Forest. We would drop by. We would often stop by and visit with Roger who was always at work on multiple undertakings. What a great testimony to perseverance. He seemed crazy at the time... and probably is. How satisfying that his hard work is well-recognized today.
It's $9.95 for admission, then 80 cents per ride ticket—each ride is 2-4 tickets. The unlimited ride bracelet is around $30, but there aren't actually enough rides to justify getting it—the log ride, challenge of mondor, and the bobsled will run you a total of 12 or so tickets.
Zumpie obviously works for Wild Waves and is trying to steal all of Enchanted Forest's potential customers. Nice try zumpie, but you're not fooling me.
Sorry, but your article's more than a bit misleading: the $9.95 is a basic entrance fee. It will only give you access to the really lame little houses and such---which look slightly more impressive than an elementary school play. If you actually want to go on the very few real rides (and I will admit, the log ride's not half bad), you'll pony up considerably more ($31.90 for kids, $32.90 for adults).
When things are run down, broken and filthy, I don't consider them to be "charming", but dangerous and gross. And for the record, Disney's stuff IS handpainted---but also well maintained.
While it's nice that this was Roger Tofte's dream--it's now simply a dreary little park that his family is milking to the bitter end.
Wild Waves in Federal Way is $28.99 per person if you purchase your tickets in advance. While it could do with a bit of sprucing up, it's still a far more impressive theme park for a bit less money.
roger tofte is my freakin' hero! Finding the "self-gratifying squirrel" would make a great task on a scavenger hunt.
You aren't the only adults who have gone there alone - although being four adult males probably was a bit creepy, lol.
Estacada and her environs are one of Oregon's best kept secrets. The people are warm and friendly, the countryside is beautiful and you can enjoy peace, quiet and privacy here like nowhere else. Estacada is an awesome place. Take a drive around here sometime.
Dear Dario I remmeber those days from the deep o my Heart Sergi Ilya Loppe. Merry Xmas
Might want to update this a bit, "McCrae's Motel" isn't a motel at all its been converted into apartments a long time ago...but we never took the sign down (And the crazy people with the black PUPPY *it was a black puppy dog!* are long gone)....LOL
oh and theres no more dollar store, boots and spurs is closed down, And that wooden statue? Thats actually just a logger with a chain saw....look around Estacada...see the old guys there...now look at that statue again.
And Portland is still #1 in the weird contest.;)
It sounds like this was written with second hand info, story's overheard...Sorta like a fish story...And main street?Yeah too bad theres nothing down main to talk about other then two gas stations and a hardware store...Try BROADWAY thats where you will find the gift shops and stuff...And even a micro brewery.
Thanks visit again next year.
By the way, my e-mail just in case: mentxublue@ yahoo.co.uk
Dear Dario, it's Mentxu (Kamenjak 95). I apologise to use this means of communication, but with no e-mail address it was the only way I could reach you! I've been trying to find people from Kamenjak for a whilw and this morning I found Nedim Heto on Facebook! There is a group called "Kamenjak" where you can find a few kids and volunteers trying to find people from that time. It was so touching to see them grown up! I hope you and Jasna are happy, you have a nice prava bosanska kafa! I wish you get this message and register on Facebook, you'll make a few friends happy!! All the best, big kiss, Mentxu (Carmen Amigo)
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