Fairy Tales Come to Life (Mar, 1952)
Fairy Tales Come to Life
Children’s Fairyland in Lakeside Park. Oakland, Calif., includes Noah’s Ark which houses a pair of very active monkeys and floats in a small lagoon.
The Little Red Schoolhouse is the home of Carrie, the black sheep and Mary’s little lamb plus mama. Eighteen sets spread over two acres, cost $50,000.
Willie the Blue Whale is one of the most popular attractions. A ramp leads down his open mouth into his tummy where real fish swim in a plastic bubble.
In a castle in Mousetown lives a family of white mice. Most city children never saw sheep, mice, pigs before Fairyland.
Hickory, Dickory Dock is made so that when white mice run on a tread line, clock strikes one, delighting the youngsters.
Goosey, Goosey Gander’s castle has towers of purple, yellow and raspberry. Two geese live in surrounding moat.