You can still visit the California amusement park that inspired Disneyland — here’s what it’s like today
An early influence for what became Disneyland

A little-known but much-beloved amusement park in Oakland, California, pint-size Children’s Fairyland may have provided Walt Disney with some key inspiration for his Disneyland theme park. The tiny theme park opened five years before Disneyland in 1950. It features a collection of fairy tale-inspired rides, exhibits and performances that seem Disney-esque in their style and stories, but in a much smaller setting.

The Points Guy
Bill Fink
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