Saturday, February 12, 2022

More Story Book Forest Postcards

Here's the second half of our trip through Story Book Forest with vintage postcards. It's a pretty expansive attraction, taking about a half-hour to fully walk through. I also don't have a postcard from every display.

Once part of the castle that was at the end of the previous post, the Sword in the Stone (Excalibur) was replaced by an updated version in 2016.
I spotted the old sign while snooping around a "backstage" area.
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe display didn't use to have any fiberglass figures on it, as the postcard below shows.
Playing the role of the "old woman" seems like a pretty good retirement job to me. Read a book in the shade until some kids come up!
Little Red Riding Hood's house has remained basically unchanged over the years.
Here's the scene today, with the elves of the forest in the foreground.
Just for fun, here's what you'll see inside!
The garden of Mary, Mary Quite Contrary used real flowers for a short time, but they weren't able to survive in the shade.
Still, I think there might be a better option than evenly-spaced cutouts!
The elves of the forest, including this one painting a flower, are some of the oldest figures in Story Book Forest.
The elf's flowers were removed a few years ago, so now he's just gesturing.
Hickory Dickory Dock is one of the best scenes.
The clock hands spin, the pendulum swings back and forth, and the door in the clockface opens to reveal a mouse.
Humpty Dumpty is everyone's favorite! ;-) Note the speaker. One of my favorite things about Story Book Forest is the crackly old sound effects.
 The image on this postcard was taken from the parking lot and shows the building that used to be the exit to Story Book Forest.
Here's the other side of the building. I guess it's just used for storage now. Or maybe it's a private residence.
This Jack-in-the-Box is my favorite (okay, I have a few favorites). I have a poster for the "Great Old Amusement Parks" documentary in my room that features a huge picture of its smiling face. I see it every day... sadly this display was removed in 2015.

I hope you've enjoyed this look back at the history of Story Book Forest!