Fundraiser launched to save Oakland's Fairyland
OAKLAND, Calif. - An online fundraiser is easing some of the financial burden on Fairyland in Oakland.
As of Monday, the fundraiser had garnered $95,000 out of a $300,000 goal.
The park had drafted a plan to reopen soon, but the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has forced the postponement of that plan.
Fairyland opened in 1950 when tickets cost 9 cents and was the antidote to thrill-seeking amusement parks, Fairyland's website states.
Oakland businessman Arthur Navlet created Fairyland after he had an idea for a storybook theme park, featuring fairy-tale sets, farm animals, and live entertainment.
He brought his proposal to the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club, and they loved the idea.
The rest is history.
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