This article uses content from the Enchanted Forest article on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.
This article focuses on the first iteration of the Enchanted Forest.
For the second iteration, see New Enchanted Forest.
Enchanted Forest
Fairy Tale Land Realm
General Information
Alternate reality: Wish Realm
Character Affiliations
  • Anna
  • Count of Monte Cristo †
  • Emma Swan
  • Franz
  • Gerda †
  • Guinevere
  • Hades †
  • Hans
  • Helga †
  • Henry Mills
  • Ingrid †
  • Jurgen
  • King Arthur †
  • Knights of the Round Table
  • Kristoff
  • Mary Margaret Blanchard
  • Merida
  • Merlin †
  • Neal Cassidy †
  • Nimue †
  • Prince Neal
  • The Shadow †
  • Victor Frankenstein
  • Vortigan †
  • The Wraith
  • Elsa (formerly)
Show Information
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Changelings"
Elsa: What do we even know about this Misthaven? How have I never heard of it?
Kristoff: You might know it better by what the inhabitants call it.
Elsa: What's that?
Kristoff: The Enchanted Forest.
Elsa and Kristoff src

The Enchanted Forest, also known as Misthaven, is a Fairy Tale Land realm featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It first appears in the first episode of the first season.


For history of the Enchanted Forest, see here.


For detailed location information, please see the list of Enchanted Forest locations.


The Enchanted Forest is divided into kingdoms, much as the Land Without Magic is currently divided into countries. Known kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest are:

  • Aurora and Prince Phillip's Kingdom (previously ruled by King Stefan and Queen Briar Rose)
  • Prince Charming and Snow White's kingdom (formerly ruled by King George)
  • Evil Queen's kingdom (previously ruled by King Leopold and Queen Eva)
  • The King's kingdom (Prince Thomas' and Cinderella's home kingdom)
  • The King's kingdom (ruled by an unnamed king, Liam and Killian Jones served in his navy)
  • Rapunzel's kingdom (ruled by her parents)
  • Maritime Kingdom (Prince Eric's home kingdom)
  • King Midas' kingdom (Abigail's home kingdom)
  • Northern Kingdom (Princess Eva's home kingdom)
  • King Xavier's kingdom (Prince Henry's and Cora's home kingdom)

Additionally, there are some other lands:

  • Avonlea (a location close to Maurice's castle)
  • The Dark Castle and its surrounding mountains (home to Rumplestiltskin)
  • The Frontlands (Ruled by duke. A region or kingdom where Rumplestiltskin, Milah and Baelfire lived, or lived close to.)
  • The Forbidden Fortress and the surrounding Forbidden Mountains (home to Maleficent)


  • Bolded Names are canon location names. Such names have been given in-show by characters themselves.
  • The name that appears first within a couple denotes who inherited the kingdom
  • "Formerly ruled by" denotes that the previous ruler was either overthrown or removed from power by force. "Previously ruled by" denotes that the current ruler inherited the kingdom.


This is the list of all the former and current inhabitants of The Enchanted Forest.

^: Former inhabitants
†: Deceased inhabitants
+: Taken to Storybrooke via either the first or second curse
º: In Storybrooke via other means

*: This inhabitant's status and/or current whereabouts is unknown


  • Like Storybrooke, the exact size and scope of the Enchanted Forest is not known.
  • The Enchanted Forest does not appear for the first time in the twelfth episode of the second season.
  • The Enchanted Forest can be accessed via the Mad Hatter's hat, a portal created with a magic bean, traveling to another world with the Shadow and by undoing the Dark Curse.


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

  • The Enchanted Forest is featured in Once Upon a Time's Season One novelization, Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale.
  • The Enchanted Forest appears in Henry's storybook in "Pilot", "The Thing You Love Most", "Snow Falls", "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter", "What Happened to Frederick", "Hat Trick", "The Stranger", "Queen of Hearts" and "Selfless, Brave and True", "Lacey", "The New Neverland", "Going Home", "Snow Drifts", "There's No Place Like Home", "A Tale of Two Sisters", "The Snow Queen", "Smash the Mirror", "Heroes and Villains", "Darkness on the Edge of Town", "Unforgiven", "Operation Mongoose Part 2", "Dreamcatcher" and "Last Rites". .
  • The Enchanted Forest appears in the Underworld storybook in "The Brothers Jones" and "Last Rites".
  • The Enchanted Forest appears in another storybook in "The Other Shoe".
  • The Enchanted Forest is mentioned in a book in "Siege Perilous".