July 20, 2015

Abandoned Enchanted Forest in Toledo

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Forest? Nope. Enchanted? Nah.

Abandoned Enchanted Forest in Toledo

Mr. Bishop of Toledo was the self starter/entrepreneur type. Starting his own business selling concessions and eventually amusement rides as we worked a full time job. After retiring in 1999 he bought a few acres of land to open what he called The Enchanted Forest as a picnic amusement park. He could not compete with larger parks, and the lack of interest from kids and parents. He blames the iPod generation of keeping your kids quiet with a electronic device rather than going outside and spending time with family.

Even though his venture failed he was happy because he loved to build things. The pictures below are what remains of the rides and some of the items on the property.

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