Wonderwood Springs and the Wonderful Realm of Wonderwood
Immersive fantasy experience meets coffee at Wonderwood.Plan Your Visit
Meet The Team
- Mike BennettPublic Joy Creator & Proprietor
- Lance LashLead Carpenter, Jack of All Trades (except electricity)
- Sarah MurphyLead painting assistant & Snack Provider
- Sean Patrick ForsytheDesign & Story Director
- Emily NewtonPainting Assistant and Rat King
- Lana CrooksCafe Set Dresser and Magpie Keeper
- Allison BreedJigsaw Technician and Audio Book Enthusiast
- Nate DukeJigsaw technician, Hydration Supervisor
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Your jaw will hit the floor — and the painted bearskin rug — while you marvel at the level of detail in Wonderwood Springs. From the expansive treasure map table to the goldfish with buff biceps, your eyes will feast before you even get to the menu.
Bennett’s enthusiasm...for creating an immersive space that delights the viewer is evident throughout.
It isn’t just sloths begging drivers to reduce their speed -- Bennett has turned his Northeast Portland lawn into a variety of different magical realms and creatively engaged with different available spaces around town
Is Wonderwood a real place?
Wonderwood is a magnificent world full of brave adventurers, exciting quests, and magical wonders. Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually exist, but you will get to explore it through our immersive experiences.
What’s Wonderwood Springs?
Wonderwood Springs is a new immersive fantasy cafe experience that transports you from Portland and into the magical realm of Wonderwood. From morning to night, enjoy a wide variety of coffee, snacks, sandwiches, and a fine selection of local beer and wine at our magical fantasy tavern.
What is The Scourge of Castle Maplehold?
The Scourge of Castle Maplehold was a delightful and humorous chapter in the immersive adventure space next to the cafe. Guests played the role of heroic adventurer in a world that came alive with vibrant environments, expressive characters, and vivid lighting.
How long does it take to complete the immersive experience?
You can move through the experience at your own pace, but it will take about half an hour to work your way through the entire experience.
Am I going to get scared?
Nothing in the experience is designed or intended to jump out or otherwise scare or startle you in any way.
What happens after Maplehold?
You’ll have to come back in Spring of 2023 to find out…
Is Wonderwood for kids or adults?
Both! We’ve designed this experience to bring joy to people of all ages.
Are dogs allowed in the immersive area?
While it can be fun to go on adventures with your animal companions, we ask that you please leave all furry familiars at home. Service animals are allowed.