Clark's Elioak Farm - 10500 State Route 108, Ellicott City, Md. The new home to the original, legendary Enchanted Forest. They have been collecting and restoring the original storybook characters and buildings. Once upon a time, there was a charming little storybook park on Route 40 in Ellicott City called The Enchanted Forest. It was opened in 1955, and for more than 30 years it delighted generations of families with its maze of gingerbread houses, castles, bridges, and a babbling brook.
The little amusement park Children's Fairyland in Oakland, California by Lake Merritt was one of the inspirations for Disneyland. The park still entertains children today with storybook tales, puppet shows, and rides. Get tips for visiting Fairyland with kids on your next Northern California family vacation.
Fairyland is a wonderful children's storybook park on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland. History goes that Walt Disney was so inspired by a visit that he used some of Fairyland's innovations in his own famous park.