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“Better than Disneyland, really” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Children's Fairyland

Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-2259
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Ranked #13 of 94 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Children's books come to life at this ten-acre outdoor park that displays 30 colorful sets depicting make-believe lands of Alice in Wonderland, Captain Hook and others.
Oakland, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Better than Disneyland, really”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

It is wildly low tech! This is the inspiration for Disneyland; it lets kids explore without lines. there is a Pirate ship that lets the kids run around with their own imaginations; a puppet show ....wierd little gnomes just around .... you must have a child to enter. Pay the extra $2 for the key which for reasons known only to children is the best of the best.

Visited May 2012
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San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
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“Oldie but . . .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Look, the place is OLD. But my kids (6, 4 & 3) loved it and are already asking when they can go back. It's not a huge park, either, so you can do it in half a day. And the admission price is low. So as long as the kids enjoy it . . . I mean, I wouldn't make some big drive for it (we live about 40 minutes away), it's not worth that, but for the price, it's not bad. Limited food options, though, so I wouldn't recommend planning to eat there.

Also note there are a number of rides that kids can go on but adults CANNOT. So be sure your kids are able and willing to ride alone in some cases.

Visited November 2012
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Oakland, CA
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“old and dingy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I remember coming here when I was a kid...and little has changed. It needs new paint, and they need to clean up some of the clutter. It has potential, but it does not live up.

Visited August 2012
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Oakland, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“over rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I go here at least 3 times a year, not that I want to but because my daurghter elem school seems to not no where else to go in oakland

Visited April 2012
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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Its Darling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Its darling. My kids are 2 and 5 and love it. Much older then 5 would not be so into it. For the price we paid it entertained my kids in Oakland for a couple hours. Its not an all day thing but awesome for a bit.

Visited November 2012
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