Hope Valley, Rhode Island: The Enchanted Forest - Remnants (In Transition)

A shuttered fantasy world still lures fans of Humpty Dumpty, even though they trespass at their peril.
Hwy 3, Hope Valley, RI
I-95 exit 2. North on Woodville Alton Rd, then turn right onto Hwy 3. One mile north, on the right.
Not open, some remains.
In Transition
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The Enchanted Forest entrance sign.

The Enchanted Forest - Remnants

The Enchanted Forest rests along the road as if it wasn't really there. A large parking lot where old carnival trucks sit unmoving. It's easy to get inside, as there is no gate on the fence. There are still quite a few things to see -- go carts, houses and leftovers of rides. A large pirate ship is rotting away and quite dangerous when wet.

An easy and amusing place to see if you are into abandoned places. Good for newcomers into the *hobby* as it's so easy to get in.

[Julie Laplante, 04/08/2007]

Another of America's shuttered child fantasy worlds. If the "hobby" Julie refers to involves trespassing on private property, we must offer the usual caution: Always ask permission first. Do not break the law. Don't do anything dangerous!

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest which has been for sale, is now sporting a "sale pending" sign. The park looks like is has deteriorated somewhat since it was closed. I haven't seen any info regarding plans of the purchaser.

[Bob, 06/26/2006]
Enchanted Forest - Closed

This Enchanted Forest is similar to other kiddie storybook village parks scattered throughout America. No Disneyfied, ultrahygenic, supercheery, ultra-expensive park here! This is definitely like something you'd see back in the days of Lyndon and Ladybird.

No long lines in the broiling sun, Enchanted Forest is actually in a forest, with huge trees looming over the recreations of the Old Woman's Shoe, the House that Jack Built, and Humpty Dumpty, along with an assortment of very old rides for very young kids. Adults are too big for most of these rides.

[John, 08/17/2003]

May 2005 - Tipster KB McGilligan reports: "The Enchanted Forest has closed as of April 2005."

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