Monday, August 16, 2010

Fairytale Town

We FINALLY made it! The holiday today celebrated the first “Roller Coaster” – patented on this date back in 1898 (would you have wanted to ride that roller coaster?) Anywho…not too many roller coasters up in these parts that a 21 month old can ride, so I figured Fairytale Town could kind of “double” as an amusement park for the time being. It was a hit!

For those of you unfamiliar with Fairytale Town (or just wanting to know more!), it’s been open since 1959! It’s goal is to provide a fun, literacy-focused location for kids to play for a nominal fee. Sticking true to their word, it’s only $4 to enter…however, due to this, updates are slow in coming. Regardless, Cooper and the friends who joined us all had an absolute ball! What a fun way to review nursery rhymes.

Here are the rhymes/fairytale stories Cooper enjoyed while we were there:


IMG_2515IMG_2527 IMG_2529 Jack & the BeanstalkIMG_2535 (and don’t forget the giant’s foot! Cooper especially loves saying “Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum!”)IMG_2533 The Farmer in the Dell

(Well…the cheese stands alone.)IMG_2526 The Little Engine that CouldFairytale Town IMG_2532 Peter RabbitIMG_2537 The Tortoise & the Hare

(the hare is just a smidgen too big for Cooper just yet) IMG_2539The Crooked Mile

   I hadn’t heard of this nursery rhyme before, so I had to look it up. This is what I found (kinda rings a bell):

There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
And found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile,
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house. IMG_2540

The Tipi

   Once again…unsure of what a tipi has to do with nursery rhymes. Any thoughts?IMG_2542 Mary Had a Little LambIMG_2546 IMG_2549 (They were some friendly lambs, let me tell ya!)

The Old Woman in the ShoeIMG_2552

Pirate ShipIMG_2553IMG_2555

I’m guessing fairytales here with the pirate ship? I’m not second guessing this, though…anything involving pirates I’m all for! Arrrggghhhh!

What fun! I would definitely suggest Fairytale Town if you’re ever in the Sacramento area. Fun, fun!


  1. YOU GOT THE CHEESE!!!! And the crooked road! and the shoe.... so many memories!!!

  2. They do have the roller coaster across the street at Funderland! Not sure if my kiddos like Fairytale Town or Funderland more. But we have to go to both! After Fairytale Town we walk across the street to Funderland and go on several rides. Each ride is one ticket and no admission fee! Sullivan loves the roller coaster, log ride, train, and buggies! Isabella loves the octupus fishie ride. So cute and fun! :)


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