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Enchanted Forest Water Safari Opening Plans for 2020 Season

Old Forge, NY – Enchanted Forest Water Safari, New York's largest water theme park, is still targeting to open Saturday, June 27th based on guidance from New York State. Visitors to the park can enjoy water rides and classic amusement rides, fun food, exciting games, cool shops, private cabana rentals, storybook themed characters and more.


Main guidelines for the 2020 season include:

  • Guests are required to wear masks or face coverings while they enjoy the park. Masks are required to enter the park.
  • Masks are not permitted on water slides or in pools (More details on masks available online).
  • Maintain social distancing throughout the park and in all cue lines.
  • Reservations required to visit.


Reservations will be required to enter the park. Reservations can be made online beginning Monday, June 22 at 10am. You can also reserve by phone by calling 315-369-6145 if you are unable to access our website. Tickets will need to be in hand or purchased at the time you make your reservation. Every ticket must match a reservation.


All team members will be screened daily for signs of illness before being permitted to work.  All team members, except those in wet, safety roles such as lifeguards and shallow water attendants, will be required to wear a mask.  Enhanced cleaning measures are in place and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the park.


Due to the construction shutdown during the COVID–19 pandemic, our three new rides Killermanjaro’s Revenge, Mamba Strike and Serengeti Stampede are targeted to open in Mid-July.  The Curse of the Silverback will be closed until construction is complete.


“We’ve been working hard to prepare for the park to open this summer. It’s been challenging to coordinate efforts for COVID-19 safety and to get the park and the new rides ready to open. Unfortunately, the pandemic shutdown set us back when building the new rides thus causing our delay in opening. However, we are very excited to welcome guests back to the park and provide a safe, clean experience, as we have for over 60 decades! We ask for cooperation from our guests in following Park guidelines and by wearing masks, so that we can continue to provide family summer fun through Labor Day!” says Katie Wojdyla, Vice President and Director of Marketing.


Full details on park guidelines, reservation information (launching Monday, June 22 at 10am) and frequently asked questions are available on the website

Enchanted Forest Water Safari Ranked Among the nation’s Top 10 Water Parks

OLD FORGE, NY…Enchanted Forest Water Safari (EFWS) part of Water Safari Resort has been named as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Attractions awards as one of the top 25 water parks in the United States for the fifth year in a row.  2018 ranked the family water park in the top 10.

EFWS also won the 2018 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients includes accommodations, restaurants, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

EFWS is New York's largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 32 water rides.  The park also features classic amusement rides for all ages, fun food, exciting games storybook characters, a family circus show and more.

“We are thrilled to receive this award for the fifth year in a row!  It takes a great team to make this award possible, including our team members and our guests. Thank you to everyone for putting us at the top!” said Katie Wojdyla, Vice President and Director of Marketing for EFWS. “We strive to provide safe, clean, family fun with unprecedented value and service as our main goals.”

The Water Park is part of Water Safari Resort, which includes Water’s Edge Inn, Old Forge Camping Resort and Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Park.  Past visitors to the park have expressed their experience with reviews on TripAdvisor, “Another wonderful family adventure” “Best waterpark in the area” “Always a fun experience!” “Best day with grandkids” “A family tradition”.

The Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards honor the top 1% of attractions worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.  TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top attractions using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

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