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Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Phoenix

Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Phoenix, is an amusement park made specifically for young children aged 18 months to 8 years old! My kids loved Enchanted Island, probably because it's one of the few places that a two and four year old can ride all the rides! Enchanted Island offers nine total attractions ranging from a carousel, kiddie roller coaster, airplane ride, water bumper cars, helicopter + airplane attractions, rock climbing, and a seven-minute scenic train ride around the 222 acre park that Enchanted Island Amusement Park is located in.

Shanelle Kunz
Enchanted Island Amusement Park

Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Phoenix, is an amusement park made specifically for young children aged 18 months to 8 years old! My kids loved Enchanted Island, probably because it’s one of the few places that a two and four-year-old can ride all the rides!

Enchanted Island offers nine total attractions ranging from a carousel, kiddie roller coaster, airplane ride, water bumper cars, helicopter + airplane attractions, rock climbing, and a seven-minute scenic train ride around the 222-acre park that Enchanted Island Amusement Park is located in.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park

Shaded Merry Go Round Cars ride

Encanto Lake

Beautiful Rivers

That’s right: Enchanted Island sits in the center of Encanto Park, and Encanto Park was rated one of the Top 12 Best City Parks in America! Encanto Park’s 222 acres features not only an amusement park but several picnic areas, a nature trail, 2 golf courses, a pond, and a lagoon that you can fish in. Encanto Park also offers pedal boat and canoe rentals! Pedal boat and canoe ride rentals are purchased at the Enchanted Island box office.

Entry to Encanto Park and Enchanted Island Amusement Park is Free. The amusement park charges per ride or offers all-day ride passes. Encanto Park and Enchanted Island have so much to offer! You could spend all day there for a reasonable price, but we warn that your kids will ask you to go back over and over and over again!

  • Single Ride $5.00 plus tax
  • Book of 10 Rides $40.00 plus tax
  • Book of 20 Rides $60.00 plus tax
  • All-Day Ride Pass $21.75 plus tax
  • All-Day Splash Zone Pass $5.00 (Open Mid-April to Beginning of October) plus tax
  • Year Pass (12 Months) $49.50 Plus Tax

Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Phoenix

Fun Rides

Castle Clash

Enchanted Island Amusement Park

In the summer season (April 15-October 5th) the water bumper car attraction turns into a small splash pad area!

Covid Enforcements (as of December 2020): The ride attendants spray down all the rides after every ride & they ask that children do their best at wearing masks.

Here is more information on the available amusement park rides:

Children 48″ – 54″

C.P. Huntington Train, Encanto Carousel, Red Baron, Parachute Tower, Rock-N-Roll, Mini Enterprise, Kiddie Cars, Dragon Wagon (roller coaster), Castle Clash Game

Children 48″ & under

Bumper Boats, Mini Enterprise, Kiddie Cars, Dragon Wagon (minimum height is 36″), C.P. Huntington Train, Encanto Carousel, Castle Clash Game

Adults

C.P. Huntington Train, Encanto Carousel, Parachute Tower, Climbing Wall, Castle Clash Game, Rock-N-Roll

Children under 42” must be accompanied by paying adult. Prices, rides, and attractions are subject to change without notice. ALL RIDERS must have tickets or wrist band. For the giant climbing wall, weight restrictions apply (minimum 50lbs. to maximum 250lbs). Waiver required.

 

Dragon Wagon Ride

Take the kids for an afternoon at Enchanted Island, the amusement park located in the Encanto Lagoon. It’s a small but fun-filled place built just for the younger kids—if you have children aged ten and under, the rides and assorted amusements at Enchanted Island are well worth a visit.

If you’re looking for a ride the whole family can enjoy (and fit into), a good place to start is the C.P. Huntington Train, a ⅓-scale replica of Southern Pacific’s locomotive #1. It’ll take you on a seven-minute loop around the entire park, showing you everything else there is to try out in the meantime. Arizona’s oldest continually-operating carousel also calls Enchanted Island home and is another ride for all ages.

Kids more than 42″ tall can join Mom and Dad on the Parachute Tower and get another view of the park—this time from above. The Rock ‘n’ Roll is another ride for kids and adults that’ll send you whirling, but most of the rides have maximum height restrictions. Kids can take a spin in mini cars, planes, boats, and spaceships, or ride the back of a dragon on a not-too-scary roller coaster.

There are other fun things to do, too. The Splash Zone adds some aquatic fun for children too young for a real waterpark, while the Castle Clash game pits family members against each other in a water cannon duel. The series of coin-operated games that give prizes with every play is another hit with the kids, and the snack bar is a place to grab an ice cream sandwich or a bag of popcorn while enjoying the park.

The amusement park is on an island, and with water on all sides, you’ll have to try the pedal boats before you go. The boats are mostly available for rental only on weekends (with a few exceptions) and kids under the age of two aren’t allowed on board, but it can be an enjoyable bit of family teamwork, pedaling around the park perimeter.

Arm & Face Painting

The Enchanted Island Amusement Park is located in the middle of Encanto Park, which Forbes named as one of the top 12 best city parks in America! Enchanted Island has more than a dozen rides and attractions for children 1 –10, a great snack bar, and pedal boats for the family.

The C.P. Huntington Train is a one-third scale replica of the original steam train by that name, which operated for nearly 50 years, and was instrumental in the creation of the western part of the Trans-Continental Railroad. The C.P. Huntington will take you on a seven-minute tour around the island which is one of the most popular on the Enchanted Island.

Encanto Carousel, another highlight of the island, is Arizona’s oldest continuously operating merry-go-round, which began operating in 1948, more than sixty-five years ago! During the late 1980s, the carousel was completely refurbished, returning it to its original glory.

The Splash Zone, open during the summer months, is a great way to stay cool, with flower showers, a dumping bucket, water mushrooms, and more. Castle Clash is a thrilling battle of mischievous doom, where two sides fire at each other from opposing castle walls with water canons. In the Red Baron ride, children 35″ – 58″ fly in a circle around the control tower, with full control over going up & down. Besides these, Enchanted Island has many entertaining attractions and rides, such as Kiddie Cars, Bumper Boats, and $3 Games of Skill, with a prize for every time you play!

Admission to Enchanted Island is free, you just pay for each ride you go on. You can buy individual tickets, packs of tickets, day passes, or a yearly pass. For full details, visit their admissions page. Enchanted Island also has special packages for birthday parties, field trips, and company picnics.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park Tickets

Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Phoenix is open Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm-8 pm. They extend hours of operation during holidays, spring break, and the summer. Learn more on their website.

Summer, Winter, and Spring Break hours are Wednesday – Sunday. Wednesday through Friday 11 am-4 pm and Saturday/Sunday 12 pm-8 pm. Check their social media for their hours of operation updates!

Tips: My recommendation for purchasing tickets is to purchase a whole day pass for the kids. That is the best “bang for your buck” if you plan to be there for two or more hours. The rides are generally pretty short, and while all the rides will keep your kids happy and entertained, they’ll want to ride them more than once!

Adults need tickets to ride a few of the rides. Examples: Train, parachute tower, and rock climbing. So, I recommend buying individual tickets for adults depending on which rides the adults would like to participate in.

We loved Enchanted Island located in Encanto Park and we know you will too!

Hours of operation vary from day to day and season to season, so check their calendar when planning your visit.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park
1202 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 254-1200

 

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Author

  • Shanelle Kunz

    Shanelle Kunz is a mama to three young kiddos. She and her husband Jordan live in and love the Phoenix West Valley. She enjoys adventure, trying new things, and making memories. She shares Phoenix West Valley family adventure, date night ideas, and small business love on her website https://discoverphoenixwestvalley.com and Instagram @Shanelle.WestValley .

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