Written by Warren Crandall
now continue down the next corridor...
Where we had expected to find our escape we find instead one of the neatest
little mazes Iíve ever seen. Finally we make our way through the maze and reach
the exit and the end of one of the neatest old walk through dark attractions
Before my daughter and I departed for home we took a walk around the park and boy was I in for a very nice and unexpected surprise. Fairyland like many of the older amusement parks across the country had fallen into disrepair over the years. The City of Oakland, which owns the park, has decided to take an approach that I could only wish other long gone amusement parks had done. Instead of tearing it down and replacing it with apartment buildings and high rises theyíre restoring it. Fairyland has all of itís original attractions and those that are not currently open are being completely restored.
What a novel idea! I could only wish that two people in my own family had done the same when they inherited San Franciscoís Playland when George Whitney died in 1973, but thatís another story. So when youíre in Oakland California, come see Childrenís Fairyland, the most influential amusement park in history.