We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Old school carnival fun”

Santa's Enchanted Forest
Ranked #73 of 352 things to do in Miami
Attraction details
Miami Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Old school carnival fun”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Surprising good time for all. Old school carnival atmosphere, with all the good and bad that it connotes. Doesn't open until 5p, so a little late for the little ones, but get there right when it opens and no lines. By the time we left, it was pretty crowded. Or, go early in the ‘season.’ Get discount coupons online before you go (or even better, watch out for their Groupon offer).

Visited November 2012
3 Thank miamiflor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

248 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Santa's Enchanted Ripoff”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Place costs almost as much as a Disney ticket now, not as great as Disney... Haven't been here since the tickets passed $25, which was years and years ago

2 Thank Frank E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Monroe, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great fun fod kids”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This attraction returns every year in Early November and is open through the Holidays! My daughter loved going as a child, now that she is a young adult, she still enjoys visiting it. Yes, it is tucky, but it is a holiday attraction full of Christmas lights and decorations so a bit of tackiness is expected and is what makes this time of the year such a fantasy for young children. There are several rides that can be enjoyed by very young and older people. There are food stands, prize booths etc also.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank APGON
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kissimmee, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What A Waste ! Do NOT Waste Your Money !!!!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I went to Santa's Enchanted Forest last night which was opening night with my family.
Haven't been to in many years, since was a kid.
From what I remembered it was so much better.

- It was lacking many Christmas lights. Not that many being that it is suppose to be a Christmas forest. Used to have so many lights. Not anymore.

- Many of the displays looked that they were old, dirty, and need of fixing. Needed to be painted. Looks as if you took them out of the trash or something.

- The ground in general is in need of major repair. In fact you were just patching potholes last night. You don't do that on opening night and that makes it worst. Perhaps for next year you just need to pave the whole area and make it better to walk on and safer.

- Many of the vendors booths were not open. One of them in particular only could sell one item since their truck of deliveries haven't been received yet and haven't got many things including ketchup.

- Some of the rides were not opened either. There was one, a roller coaster, that was still being being built.

- Not too many rides in general and not that good.

- The 2 or 3 shows you had they were all either starting at the same time 7:00 PM or within 30 minutes of each other. Not possible to see them all because of the times that are scheduled.
Couldn't see any of the shows.
You also advertise on your web site to have a magic show and there was no magic show at all. I was looking forward to that since I am a professional magician myself and I specialize in children's magic shows.

- Petting zoo is advertised on your web site and there was no petting zoo at all. Many of the other things you advertise on your web site weren't there and as it was suppose to be.
To me that is false advertising.

In general and in my opinion and from my experience in general wasn't worth it and a waste of money !
Woudn't recommend it to anyone at this time since it is not what you advertise and is what it looks to be.

Very dissapointed !!!

Visited November 2012
4 Thank Javy3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 6 Contributor
491 reviews
459 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I read people's comment that this is tacky and I must agree with that but I don't see that as a bad thing! It's full of Christmas decoration and lights, fun attractions, I really enjoyed my afternoon spent there!

Visited December 2011
Thank Maja M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Santa's Enchanted Forest also viewed


Been to Santa's Enchanted Forest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing