Story Book Forest

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Story Book Forest

Where dreams are real, and so are your Story Book Friends!

Story Book Forest is a park built not on motion, but rather emotion. It’s a very special place where little ones can meet their favorite characters from nursery rhymes and children's tales and where parents and grandparents can revisit their youth and reminisce about simpler times.

Story Book Forest was the brainchild of Mr. C.C. Macdonald, former owner of Idlewild Park, and Arthur Jennings, a performance clown who spent his summers entertaining guests at Idlewild. Working together, they made their dream a reality.

Story Book Forest is a place for dreams. You literally step through the pages of your favorite storybook to visit a land of imagination.

Once through the book, here are some of the characters and familiar stories that await visitors inside:

  • Mother Goose (live character)
  • Little Red Schoolhouse
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • The Crooked Man's House
  • Huck Finn
  • The Good Ship Lollipop featuring Captain Candy (live character)
  • The Little Train That Could
  • Billy Goats Gruff
  • Mitzi Mouse
  • Ding Dong Bell
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears (live character)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Gepetto's Workshop - Pinnochio
  • Excalibur
  • Gwenevere
  • The Dragon
  • The Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe (live character)
  • Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
  • Little Boy Blue
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Jack and Jill
  • The Wishing Well
  • Hickety Pickety
  • Mistress Mary
  • Little Red Riding Hood (live character)
  • The Elf Pond
  • Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (live character)
  • Jack Be Nimble
  • Peter Cottontail
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Aladdin's magic Carpet
  • Old King Cole
  • The Talking Tree
  • Keyhole from Alice in Wonderland
  • A B C Blocks
  • Jack-In-The-Box
  • Old Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (souvenir/giftshop)
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