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.
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.