Nostalgiac to read about childhood places, I found several blogs and newspaper clippings on Fantasyland. The park would be considered cheesy by today's standards, but we loved visiting. The Mother Goose statue would actually talk when you walked by. It was open from 1959 to 1980 when it was purchased by the National Park System. Apparently there are still some remnants of the park still to be found if you're brave enough to go past the no trespassing signs.