Naomi Lynn finally got the chance to check out Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge. This is what she thought of her visit...

Before I started my adventures at Water Safari, I asked my coworkers what their favorite things about the water park were. I wanted an idea of the best things I needed to check out (just in case I couldn't get to every ride in one day). I used their suggestions and a list of the Top 10 rides in the park to figure out a plan as we arrived. You can actually check out the suggestions (and the list of the top 10 rides) at the link below:

First it was a trip on the Sky Ride to get an overview of the park. Then it was time to hit the water rides. The first water slide? Well, I couldn't go straight to Killermanjaro (that's something I needed to work my way up to), so we hit up "Shadow" - The green twisty one in the front of the park (that everyone remembers as blue).

So how was the first water slide?

Walking up the stairs was really exciting - It was like I was a little kid, I couldn't wait to get to the top and go down the slide. I was still a little nervous, but more excited than nervous. The actual ride was great, it was such a rush! And I half-expected the water to be cold when it hit me, but it wasn't - It was actually perfect. I had such a blast going down the first water slide, we decided to climb up the stairs again and go down the other side of "Shadow."

After our adventures with "Shadow" and knowing what I was getting into when it comes to water slides, it was time to bounce around the park hitting some more of the rides. We raced on the "Serengeti Surf Hill," tubed through the "Curse of the Silverback," and shot out of the "Bombay Blasters."

Then it was time to get serious. It was time to take on "Killermanjaro." After walking up the hill you feel like you're almost at the top, but you're not. You still have a few flights of stairs to head up. I'm not going to lie, it was a little freaky looking down. So how was the ride? Check out the video and see for yourself:

After facing "Killermanjaro," I felt like I could conquer anything - That was pretty scary, but it was SUCH a blast! So much fun, that we ended up going back to it a few more times throughout the day!

We decided to take a little break and grab some food. When I asked my coworkers about the things I needed to check out at Water Safari, I was told to try the Garlic Fries at "Boardwalk Fries," so that's what I decided to get. Actually, we got the garlic fries AND the loaded fries. Both were amazing, but I have to admit I've never had anything like the garlic fries before. They were so delicious, I'm still craving more.

Then we made our way over to Storybook Lane, to walk off the fries we just snacked on. This was pretty neat (and I had no idea this part of the park was even there - No one told me about it). Sure, it's geared more to the younger kids, but it was very interesting to see - From Sleeping Beauty's Castle to Goldilocks and the three bears. It was a nice way to take a little break.

After our walk, we felt refreshed and ready to hit more water rides. This time we decided to head to the back of the park. We ended up riding on the "Black River," "Rondaxe Run," and "Cascade Falls." All were so much fun, but I think I had the most fun on Rondaxe Run - It had all these 'waterfalls,' and lots of twists and turns in the tubes. It was pretty fast and intense, and the splashdown (when you get to the end of the ride) was just amazing.

Then it was time to take a dip in the "Tidal Wave Pool," which was really cool. At first everything is calm, then these waves show up that are huge - It was like being in the ocean. It was tons of fun, and a nice break from the water slides.

We decided to head back towards the front of the park and check out the "Amazon." While we were at the front we hit a few rides over again like "Curse of the Silverback" (that drop in the dark was intense the first time and we needed to experience it again), and Killermanjaro. We ended our day with a stop to "Dippin' Dots" and then a ride on the lazy river to soak up the last of the sunshine and relax.

Check out all the pictures from inside Enchanted Forest Water Safari:

I didn't get a chance to ride the train through the park while I was there, so I'm a little bummed about that, but it gives me an excuse to come back!

All in all, it was an amazing experience at Enchanted Forest Water Safari. I had SO much fun, I'm already looking forward to my next time back. Next time however, I think I'm going to rent one of the Cabanas - Walking past them, they looked so relaxing - Your own place to chill out, shade, water, and your own lounge chairs and tables, that's what you need when you're taking a break from the water rides.

The adventures didn't stop after the water slides, though. Check out more fun from the rest of weekend including staying at Old Forge Camping Resort and spending a few hours at Calypsos Cove:

 


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