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Toledo Magazine: Enchanted Forest Playland

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A clown continues to smile at Enchanted Forest Playland even though the music stopped here long ago.

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Enchanted-Forest-Playland-welcome-sign

This sign once welcomed adults and children alike to the amusement park in North Toledo.

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Enchanted-Forest-Playland-airplane-ride

An airplane ride patiently waits to take off with the next load of passengers.

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Enchanted-Forest-Playland-caterpillar

The Jolly Caterpillar emerges from the foliage ready for a spin.

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Enchanted-Forest-Playland-ride-tickets

Parkgoers purchased tickets for the various carnival-style rides.

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Enchanted-Forest-Playland-Himalaya

The Himalaya once careened around the curve on the track.

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Enchanted-Forest-Playland-birds

Birds perch on the framing of a ride at Enchanted Forest Playland, perhaps wondering when the grounds might again be covered in popcorn falling from children's hands.

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R.W. Bishop thought Enchanted Forest Playland might become a popular spot for company picnics and school class trips.

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It's lights out for the Himalaya ride.

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R.W. Bishop walks by the clown ride, which was built in Italy. He said folks just don't share that family experience anymore "like in the old days."

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Enchanted-Forest-Playland-buyer-sought

R.W. Bishop hopes to find a buyer for the Enchanted Forest Playland rides, seen here in this 2002 file photo.

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