Schellsburg, Pennsylvania: Storyland - Remnants Team Field Report

3565 Lincoln Hwy., Schellsburg, PA
On US 30 just west of town.
Private property. Closed - keep out of the woods. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Storyland - Remnants
Last vestiges of a former children's fairy tale park on the Lincoln Highway. Report...

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Pied Piper at the entrance to Storyland.

Giant Flute Playing Puppet

Giant puppet boy playing a flute.

[China Lee, 09/16/2019]

This is the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the most visible remnant of Story Land, a kiddie park that closed in the 1980s.

Storyland - Remnants

After a successful stop at a giant coffee pot, we thought we'd check out a defunct Fairy Tale Land. Much like in an actual fairy tale, everything was all magic -- giant whales, mushroom houses, gingerbread men, and Humpty Dumpty- -- until the Big Bad Wolf arrived. Central PA's version drives a four wheeler and wears a Trump t-shirt. "CAN'T YOU READ MY SIGNS, I'M SICK OF THIS S**T!!" yelled the BBW as he revved his engine in a threatening manner towards Amy. "I OUGHTA CALL THE STATE POLICE" he roared in response to Goldilock's sassy response. In a happy ending, Hansel and Gretel escaped in an Acura as he huffed and puffed and maybe blew the shoe house down.

[Damien, 09/21/2016]

Though few children recall being read the No Trespassing fairy tales chapter, they have no one to blame but themselves if they end up baked into a pie.

Gingerbread Man.

Storyland - Remnants

We just visited this and got screamed at! Storyland is scaryland! [Amy, 02/06/2013]

Wandering into the winter woods at a closed theme park is what children in a fairy tale might do, just before being eaten.

The boot - shoe house.

Storyland Remnants - Pied Piper, Shoe House

We were on our way to the Flight 93 Memorial in the fields of Shanksville on Rt. 30 (Lincoln Hwy), when we came across these oddities on the side of the road. Wasn't sure whether if they're really big lawn ornaments, or a showcase to attract shoppers. We would've ventured in further, but the memorial was our priority at the time.

[Nat Balsley, 02/23/2008]

They're the last statues and structures from a kiddie fairy tale park long closed.

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Noah's Ark Being Rebuilt, Frostburg, MD - 32 mi.

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