Video: Watch some of the remaining buildings at The Enchanted Forest get demolished
By By J.M. Giordano
Jun 10, 2015 | 2:15 PM
The walls came tumbling down on some of the buildings at one of Maryland's oldest tourist attractions, The Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City.
The Forest, with its castles, fiberglass gingerbread houses, and swan boat rides, opened in 1966 and was a popular kids attraction before closing in 1995.
"My connection is all childhood visits as a child and then with my kids," said Betty Horne Fowler, who has been documenting the fall of the popular storybook-themed park. "It's sad to see Maryland history disappear as the world changes."
The park fell into disrepair but was partially saved when Clark's Elioak Farm agreed to transport a number of the attractions to its land in Howard County, as WJZ recently reported.
"It's great what [Clark's Elioak owner] Martha Clark is doing to preserve the items so that future generations can share some of the same memories that their parents have," Fowler said. "We had the honor of meeting the granddaughters of [Enchanted Forest founder] Mr. Harrison Sr. and some of the workers that worked at the EF when it was in its glory. It really put a different perspective on the whole event to share this with the family."
However, some of the pieces could not be saved and were recently destroyed. Fowler has been recording the demolition of the park since it began last week. Her video, which you can stream below, shows the demolition of Cinderella's castle.