\ Enchanted Island - Phoenix, Arizona - family theme park and amusement park

Enchanted Island - Phoenix, Arizona - family theme park and amusement park

Enchanted Island is a family fun park located in Phoenix, Arizona. The small park is packed full of thrill rides, fun rides and family-friendly activities that make for a fun afternoon out with the whole gang. Enchanted Island has family rides that appeal to all ages, from the Encanto Carousel to Parachute Tower, a leisurely sky ride that gives you a wonderful view of downtown Phoenix.

One of the most famous attractions at Enchanted Island Family Theme Park is the Encanto Carousel. The 50 year old carousel is the oldest continuously operating carousel in Arizona. The machine was originally the centerpiece of Kiddieland, opened in 1948. When Kiddieland closed in the 80s, the carousel was bought, refurbished and reinstalled at its current location at Enchanted Island. Many a long-time Phoenix resident can remember riding the Encanto Carousel at birthday parties and other special occasions.

The C.P. Huntington Train is a one-third size scale replica of a full size C.P. Huntington rain. It was installed at Enchanted Island for the grand opening of the park in 1991, and has enchanted hundreds of visitors daily since then. The original C.P. Huntington served faithfully on the Pacific Railroad for over 50 years. In 1914, it was rescued from demolition by an emergency call from the city of San Francisco, which operated it until 1939. It now sits in the California State Railroad Museum. The replica at Enchanted Island faithfully takes riders for a seven minute tour of the island all day long.

The Dragon Wagon mini-coaster is the perfect introduction to little ones who've never been on a roller coaster before. The gentle dips and drops are just enough to give the little ones a thrill, but not so wild as to give mom nightmares.

Enchanted Island is designed with the little tikes in mind. The park is also outfitted with coin operated rides, and features mini-cars, bumper boats and an old-fashioned midway with carnival barkers, games of skill and a prize every time.

Teens and adults can enjoy a leisurely hour of riding on the water in a rented paddle boat, or take a ride in the Parachute or the Rock and Roll, a dizzying Cups and Saucers style ride that's just fast enough to zip you around the course and keep you dizzy.

Enchanted Island offers special packages for birthday parties and events. The Birthday Bash Package for 6 kids and two adults is the ideal birthday for the younger crew. It includes cake and ice cream, t-shirt for the birthday boy or girl and all day passes to the park for each guest.

Enchanted Island is open year round on weekends and during school holidays. Hours vary and may change without notice. There is no admission fee to Enchanted Island. Visitors pay for rides that they wish to ride, or purchase an all-day or season pass. For up to date information on admission prices and hours of operation, contact Enchanted Island at 602-254-1200.

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