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Pennsylvania Fairy Tale Parks (page 2)

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Dutch Wonderland
Lancaster, PA

Dutch Wonderland opened in 1963 with just four rides. It is now a full-scale amusement park with more than 30 rides spread over 48 acres. In 2001, the place was taken over by the same company that operates Hersheypark. Dutch Wonderland still focuses on entertaining young children. Many of the figures, as well as the giant pretzel, are the work of Rod Shutt who created Amos and many other roadside giants. Shutt also contributed to the castle's design. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Fairyland Forest [gone]
Conneaut Lake, PA
Conneaut Lake Park opened in 1892 as Exposition Park. The amusement park is still open. Fairyland Forest was added in 1960. It had a petting zoo and storybook houses and figures. In 1985, this part of the property was developed as Camperland, an RV park and campgrounds. These buildings and the giant whale remain. The building was used as the gift shop and office. The windmill served as the entrance's ticket office when large crowds were expected. The top two rows of photos are from 2005. The bottom two rows of photos are from 2011. The windmill is now missing its blades and the other building has been repainted. The whale is now black and white. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [2011 photos thanks Lisa Rawson]

More PA Fairy Parks:
Storybook Forest (Altoona, PA) [gone]
Fantasyland: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Gettysburg, PA) [gone]
Moon Valley (Milford, PA) [gone]

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