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“Fairyland” 2 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 #9 of 48 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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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.
Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

It did not feel special. It is a bad neighborhood and really did not have a nice welcoming affect to it. I don't think I would go there again.

Visited July 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good intentions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well... Although the idea is brilliant, I found this place a bit spooky. It is VERY old-fashioned. In spite of this, our 3-year-old loved it, although he was looking for more rides after trying out all four. Unfortunately he was too young to recognise the characters from the fairy tales (eg. Snow White or Alice etc), so most of the installations did not mean anything to him, he was even scared in the Fairy Cave... We visited Fairyland on a sunny Saturday, but fortunately it was not too crowded, which is great.
The ticket is valid for the whole day, re-entry is possible - however the place closes at 4, which seems a bit early to me.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good half day trip for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My husband and I recently brought our almost 3 year old and my in-laws to enjoy a morning at Fairyland. Although from the bay area, my husband had never heard of fairyland. It has been around almost 50 years and although some of the presentations are a bit dated, our daughter loved it. We saw most of the park and my daughter went on all (carousel, trolley, ferris wheel) but one ride in a mere 2 hours. This is definitely better for the younger kids, although we noticed a few class field trips there. It would be a great location for a good picnic. After our visit, we also visited the gardens, just down the rode, which were beautiful.

Extra tip - AAA members get a $1 discount per ticket in their party (regularly $8 per person)

Visited April 2013
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sf bay area, ca
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“Bring the kids.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took our almost-3 year old and met up with het cousin's family. We had a google deal and apparently there are occasional livingsocial deals, too. Without the discounts, it is $8/person for ages 1-100. They sell a "magic key" at the entrance for $2, giving kids access to stories told through boxes at many of the attractions.

There are numerous play areas in the park. Our son particularly liked the dragon slide, a tall, undulating slide. The jolly trolley is a nice little train. There are a couple of carosels- for the back one, kids need to be 38 inches (we think their ruler is little short, as the cousin's daughter is about 34 inches and missed the height limit by about an inch). There is also a ferris wheel for kids only, but we missed that, as the kids were otherwise occupied. The puppet show was cute, but the kids were too young. All the attractions in the park are included in the price. Wear running shoes, as you will be chasing your little ones.

The food was reasonably priced for an amusement park, but had small portions. It also took a while for them to make it.

We will undoubtedly return.

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seaside, ca
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place to visit and have a picnic they have alot of picnic tables around, they do sell food, but better, heathier, and cheaper to take picnic lunch, take plenty of water! Lots of fun for the kiddies!

Visited February 2013
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